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Trem Cover off or on?

 
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Do you leave your Trem cover on or off?
On
26%
 26%  [ 7 ]
Off
73%
 73%  [ 19 ]
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chuckergtrs



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:15 am    Post subject: Trem Cover off or on? Reply with quote

Working on my first Strat, and I've noticed some people leave the cover off the back of the guitar, others keep it on. Just for fun, On or Off and why? Very Happy

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harpster



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ON!

do you need to get to it that often? NOPE.
are you s.r.v? NOPE.
Very Happy

have a good one!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off. I needed the extra pickguard screws. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easier to change strings with it off. Important for me 'cause I bust 'em a lot.
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Pogue Mahone



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Eric Johnson strat came with it off.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to see you change a broken string during a song, onstage, with the cover on! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without the cover I used to worry about catching the ground wire on something (hey, Murphy strikes with no warning), so I took me a piece of gaffer tape and stuck that bad boy down. No worries now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off, it adds MOjo because the springs can oscillate more freely! Laughing

Plus it's easier to change strings.....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you play with your guitar hung low and no pants leave it on, otherwise why bother?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off...it looks cooler Cool Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off. Easier for string changes
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Colin



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave it off.
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AnthonyEMan7



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate the look of those covers. I also can't stand that they are not recessed into the body.

This last build I recessed the cover and only made it to cover the spring area. It covers the guts but leaves the block exposed for string changes. This cover just pops in without screws:


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BMozingo



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off. I think it looks better . it gives more of a hotrod look. I just put in a tremsetter and think it looks great.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off; for two reasons.

First, easier to change strings.

Second, I ruined it when I tried to give it that vintage look. Just never got around to getting another one.
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