I can convince myself a black guitar sounds better.
In the hypothetical 4 block scenario are all 4 different designs of the same material or 4 identical blocks?
IMO the answer doesn't even matter.
In one case a swapped a Squier pot metal block for a nice beefy solid brass block and found there to be almost no difference.
In a another situation I bought an Allparts Nitro body that came with a massive brass block. When I put my 62 reissue neck on it, the guitar was very bright and lively. I figured that was the big brass block.
Later I bought a Hwy 1 body with stock bridge. I put the 62 neck on the Hwy 1 and a KWS neck on the Allparts body.
Suddenly the Hwy 1 body was lively and the Allparts body not so much. The 62 neck was lively, the block was doing nothing.
recently while reading some of the more stupid posts on this web site(not mine of course), I started thinking about the troll who kept arguing about types of metal(I forget exactly what he was on about)
Anyway is he back, or am I just paranoid?