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Hardtail hard sale?


Active member
Jul 1, 2009
I've decked the trem on both Strats I've owned. I'd much rather have a hardtail. I just don't get along with a wiggle stick.


New member
Oct 18, 2013
I prefer the hardtail. . . and on the ones with the tremolo, I deck it with 5 springs and a 4" bar just in case I want a little warble.

I prefer Bigsby when I want to tremolo myself!!

BUT. . . with that said, the regular floating tremolo on a Strat makes it sound more like a "Strat" to my ears - for whatever that is worth!!

Luckily they are our guitars and we can do whatever we want with them!!

Tom Wittrock

Les Paul Forum Co-Owner
Aug 2, 2001
Every hardtail Strat I have ever owned [or seen] came with tremolo.
Just sayin' ... :ganz