Top Load Strat Hardtail bridge

WindsurfMaui

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I have a ender Hardtail Strat and I am thinking about switching the bridge to a top load model. Because of the way the top load Strat bridge is made it looks like it will raise the action of my strings. Does anyone have any experience with top load Strat Hardtail bridges? Does it effect string height?  Some people have said that a top load fixed bridge takes some of the tension out of the strings and makes them feel a little more slinky. I thought I would give it a try.  I'm not sure raising the string height is worth the difference in string feel.
 
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