Post Number: 27
|Posted on Monday, September 05, 2011 - 3:46 pm: |
I am thinking about purchasing a new fender Stratocaster the" Jeff Beck model" new for around 1,600.00 ( not the custom shop model )I need someone to help me with a Question about the trem.bar.Can you pull up the pitch two full steps or more like one full step; of course you can drop the pitch but can you raise the pitch?... again this is the stock Jeff Beck model Strat.Thanks for the help.
Post Number: 111
|Posted on Monday, September 05, 2011 - 5:27 pm: |
A student of mine has the Jeff Beck model, and as far as I can see, it will depend mostly on the bridge's setup. Beck uses it a little bit "raised" so he can go "up" with it, but it can be set up as well so there is no "up" movement at all (just as any "normal" strat bridge). The "original" bridge setup was uncomfortable for my student, since he tends to rest his hand on the bridge and this was causing constant pitch problems, so he got it set up flat against the body.
Post Number: 2572
|Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - 2:13 am: |
you may want to get your student to install one of these.
Hipshot tremsetter. I have one that came originally fitted to my 1992 Fender Strat Ultra and it works well in maintaining pitch if you rest your hand on the bridge during play.
Post Number: 1692
|Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - 10:19 am: |
bass6..my good mate has one and says it is great but I shall ask him for you
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - 11:11 am: |
Thanks to all for your help.Terry,If you will ask your friend "if indeed you can raise the bar" will it raise up a step and 1/2. I'll con't checking back..I feel you will have some good info. for me. Thanks again.
Post Number: 1693
|Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - 5:56 am: |
bass6, here is what my friend said:-
"Yeah terry he can do all that as the trem is a 2 fulcrum pivot trem... "
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - 3:21 pm: |
Thanks Terry, Thats what i was hoping he would say.
Post Number: 78
|Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:16 pm: |
Coincidentally ran across this
Explains a bit more about the Jeff Beck Strat