At the time I write this in June 2017, Squier just released a selection of hardtail Stratocaster guitars, both in … I played both for a time and ended up with the tremolo so I can block it off. Despite its title, the … Re: Stratocaster: Hardtail vs blocking the tremolo? They're all very different tonally. Trying to decide if my next Strat is going to be yet another tremolo model or if I should try a hardtail? SQUIER BULLET STRAT, BULLET MINI STRAT V2 and STRAT SS. I recently bought a Squire Strat ($50) to use as a mod platform. I am going to build a new Strat. Now, the Bullet Strat features a 25.5” scale, so those with smaller hands might want to try the short-scale Stratocaster, with its 24” scale, or the Mini Strat, which boasts a 22/75" scale. Looks like the consensus is to skip both? I've got 2 trem Strat-oids ('63 Strat, 2005 Squier Standard) and 2 hardtail ones (Carvin Bolt, SX Hawk with TOM style bridge). One wonders why Squier didn't do this sooner? Squier Bullet Strat Hardtail. But I looked at a couple different ones. One was a hardtail the other was a Tremolo. Starting with the Squier Current/Popular Stratocaster around the beginning of 1983 (model CST-50: a ‘70s type bullet-truss Strat with flush-poled pickups), the Squier Strat began to diversify away from the strict ’57 and ’62 reissue format. Vintage V6 vs Squier CV: Stock budget strat for tremolo abuse (Henderson/Beck style) Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by 123223, May 22 , 2020. Save up for a better cheap guitar? Wow. I'm planning on throwing in a set of EMG's, Blackouts, or an SD DD/59. The newly-redesigned Bullet Strat is ideal for first-timer players looking for an easy-to-play, affordable electric guitar. I know this is all subjective. Even though I'm not a big tremolo user, I've always believed that the tremolo assembly (with its springs, bridge, etc) was a big part of that magic Stratocaster tone. Why not save for a decade and get a nice Les Paul custom? Yikes. I only have experience with the Fender floating bridge (Strat-style), not Floyd-Rose (and the like), and my impression is that hardtails have marginally more sustain, all else being equal (and this is important for relevancy of the comparison!).. I love Strat tone, but I don't use the tremolo much at all. The '63 is the closest to the traditional chimey and quacky Strat tone, even though it has Schecter Van Nuys pickups in it rather than the original.