Sometime this year, I want to put together a guitar from parts. Right now, I'm focusing on learning to play, but that's my eventual goal. Anyway, eventually I'm going to have to make a decision on which bridge to put in it.
What are the benefits of, say, a bigsby versus a vintage fender versus a modern two-point fender versus a Floyd Rose? (Did I leave anyone out?) I know a Floyd Rose is never supposed to go out of tune, but after playing my Hwy 1 strat and having it rarely go out of tune, I wonder if that that really a big issue?
Also, am I correct in assuming that FR bridges allow you to go further up or down in pitch? Or is it just that people with FR bridges use them more? I've heard they're also brighter.
It seems that some bridges, like the Bigsby and the Jazzmaster bridge, are put on simply for tradition's sake. Is this true?
I've been trying to gleam these answers from other posts, but I'm thinking a straight question might give better info.