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best trem block material?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by stratronnie, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. stratronnie

    stratronnie Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 21, 2010
    MEMPHIS
    Steel or brass? Any opinions?
     
  2. oz strat

    oz strat Strat-O-Master

    I just had a mate who machined one up for me in Stainless Steel 316.

    Heavy,but worth it.

    Would not dare say its better though,as most people around here would disagree,being that every1 is a professional.....

    But i can say that it does mute it a little bit unplugged,but when plugged in,its incredible.

    But i would not say it better.

    But it kinda is !
     
  3. kgbeast

    kgbeast Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Nov 23, 2010
    OC, California
    steel or stainless steel (if you can make make it yourself)
     
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  5. stratphobic

    stratphobic -----------------------

    Age:
    27
    Jan 14, 2011
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    i have some of both
     
  6. louis cyfer

    louis cyfer i know nothing

    Oct 2, 2010
    arcadia
    the brass dampens the sound too much for me. so stainless steel it is. people confuse the fact that brass is pretty balanced as far as frequency response as opposed to steel that has a definite spike. but brass is so much softer, it reduces the resonance.
     
  7. Celeste

    Celeste Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    55
    Jan 17, 2009
    Maryland
    Sounds like a place to try one of the phosphor bronzes. Similar density, much higher modulus
     
  8. rusticoaf

    rusticoaf Strat-Talker

    494
    Oct 26, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    mine is made of wood... and it sounds amazing
     
  9. stonewall

    stonewall Strat-Talker

    Age:
    46
    251
    Jan 5, 2010
    n.c.
    carve out a piece of oak to fit;add 2 springs to your claw ,deck the bridge, take the piece of oak throw it out the back door and play the guitar
     
  10. Texocaster

    Texocaster Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 11, 2010
    Texas
    There is no best, it is a taste thing. One man's spiky is another man's cutting, one mans muddy is another mans warm. The most prudent way to proceed is to make sure the general characterestics of a material are the direction in which you wish to go and experiment from there.
     
  11. peskypesky

    peskypesky -------

    Aug 16, 2009
    NYC
    fossilized mammoth bone
     
  12. jwhit007

    jwhit007 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 9, 2010
    indiana
    Are you implying you have a hardtail?
    But yeah, I think it's up to the guitarist...I feel there advantages to both.
     
  13. rusticoaf

    rusticoaf Strat-Talker

    494
    Oct 26, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    that's what I was getting at, yeah...
     
  14. midifarm

    midifarm Commercial Suspension

    Jan 31, 2009
    Minneapolis
  15. Bro Blue

    Bro Blue Strat-Talker

    171
    Dec 30, 2010
    Alabama
    Words of wisdom.
     

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