Do you remove the trem cover on your Strat?

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Do you remove the trem cover on your Strat?

YES it improves the amplified tone.
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NO it makes no difference.
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Yes I remove it to make string changes easier.
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Do you remove the trem cover on your Strat?

Post by MikeC »

Mine stays on and I've elongated the holes to make string changes easier.
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Yep. Pointless.
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Post by NippleWrestler »

Yes, but because I like having access to the claw screws to adjust the feel.

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Post by codedog »

I took it off to adjust the tension, and left it off for a while to make sure I'm happy with it. Now I can't find where I put the cover! :|

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I went further and removed the whole Strat.

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Starfire wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 5:09 pm I went further and removed the whole Strat.
But how do you change the strings now?
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I leave it off as its not flush with the body and that sucks IMO.

Plus I like the way it tugs on my pubes when I play the whammy bar naked.
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Post by Slowy »

Ummm.... I take them off and lose them but I just noticed the G&L still has one. Probably because with typical G&L common sense design, there's a handy lack of plastic over the trem block.

I also noticed it's black while the pickguard is white. So this tells me two things: I have a worrying lack of observational skills and OCD doesn't play any part in my life.
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Post by Lyle »

I usually get rid of mine. I don't think my current strat has mounting holes, Eric Johnson style.

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I leave it there. At a stage in life ands that's been a while where I like things stock and unmolested. Same with my old cars.
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I need an option that says “I leave it on until the first time I need to take it off, then I never put it back on again - no reason”
They keep telling me tone is in the fingers, but I have yet to see a "look at my fingers" thread.
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Post by jeremyb »

My trem cover lives in the guitar case for the guitar, which I rarely open as the guitar is always on a stand, but I went in there the other day and found a strap and the trem cover and was quite confused why either of them was there, I think I've got alzheimers or something some days!
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Post by Candeevr4 »

The Jackson has its one as its flush mounted. The SX still has its one, but that's because it lives in the case for my JM...

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jeremyb wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:28 pm I leave it off as its not flush with the body and that sucks IMO.

Plus I like the way it tugs on my pubes when I play the whammy bar naked.
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Post by blackstratblues »

My EJ strats all came without one as per artist spec :angel:

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