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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / Hardtail Squier Strat?

Tony F

Downtown USA

When you come to fork in road take it
Dec 29th, 2013 03:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm hoping that Squier will offer a hardtail strat? Something like the Fender Robert Cray, as a tele guy I'm just not a fan of the floating bridge.

FDP Data Goon

Howl like a wolf

And a witch will open the door
Dec 29th, 2013 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

I wouldn't get my hopes up. There have been cheapie kids models with hardtails in the past but these days you never know with Squier.

More likely to get non-Tele, non-Strat designs though - those sell like hotcakes to the non-geezer crowd.

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Miami, Florida

Dec 29th, 2013 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

There used to be a Bullet double humbucker Strat with a hardtail bridge. Under the pickguard was an HSH rout, so it was easy to convert it to an SSS Strat. The nly problem was, the shallow body depth, thus shallow rout, didn't allow for easy installation of a full sized switch or a full range of motion with the pickup adjustment screws.

These days, you can occasionally find one on ebay.

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Dec 29th, 2013 10:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have two Squier Strats, a '95 MIK and a '04 MIC Bullet. The only things original on them are bodies, necks and bridges.

They're both floating bridges that I have "fixed".
I carve/shape a piece of hardwood to fit tightly behind the metal tremolo block. The top trem plate sits completely flush. It's as close to a hardtail as you can get with minimal expense and effort.
I personally like to put 5 trem springs on as well. I think it adds to the sustain, but I have no scientific proof and I'm sure plenty would argue about it. That's a thread for another day...

I saw somewhere (FDP, *maybe*??) where a guy has basically shaped a wooden tremolo block that fills the entire trem cavity and is screwed to the top trem plate. He has taken it a few steps beyond what I do and also completely removes the spings and claw.

I've considered doing his method but I'm presently not fitted out to do that extensive a wood-working project (rental home etc.)

If I can find the thread, I'll post it here.


Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Dec 29th, 2013 10:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

This thread here....

Very clever (cleverer than me!)

Scroll down to henrycat's post & see profile pics

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