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Old 2006-04-29, 18:22
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Best way to block a tremelo bridge?

Alright, I searched around for this, and could'nt find it.


I'm getting an Ibanez Prestige 1527 soon, and I've decided that I'm going to want to block the bridge. Then I came to think that maybe I could improve the overall sustain of the guitar, depending on what I used to block the bridge. Would'nt a big chunk of brass sound better than a large block eraser? Or is there already something available on the market that I can use for this?
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Old 2006-04-29, 18:53
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good idea with the rg1527, excellent choice

btw, i would use a similar wood to block the tremolo, so there isnt that much of a tone change and so the vibrations travel similarly
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Old 2006-04-29, 18:58
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btw, i would use a similar wood to block the tremolo, so there isnt that much of a tone change and so the vibrations travel similarly



hmmm, good idea about the wood type (sp?)
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Old 2006-04-29, 19:00
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Yeah, but I'm thinking a big bar of brass might be better ...
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Old 2006-04-29, 19:04
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Yeah, but I'm thinking a big bar of brass might be better ...



I personally think so too. But brass is hard to find in that size.
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Old 2006-04-29, 19:07
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And expensive. But I don't think I'm going to subject that Ibanez to a piece of rubber or anything ...
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Old 2006-04-29, 19:25
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What is this "blocking the bridge?" The only time I have heard this term is when people re-string guitars with a floyd on it.
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Old 2006-04-29, 19:26
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shoving something under it so it doesnt work, i think
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Old 2006-04-29, 19:31
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So that it stays stable, like a fixed bridge ... the strings should be easier to change, too.
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Old 2006-04-29, 19:57
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Old 2006-04-29, 20:05
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Thats a cool product!

I see now, I should have figured as much.
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Old 2006-04-29, 20:11
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I would think that a nice piece of wood would be good enough. It's not like there was anything around the tremolo to begin with.
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Old 2006-04-29, 21:51
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I don't know if I want to subject it to drilling either.
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A jenga block does the trick.
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Alright, I searched around for this, and could'nt find it.


I'm getting an Ibanez Prestige 1527 soon, and I've decided that I'm going to want to block the bridge. Then I came to think that maybe I could improve the overall sustain of the guitar, depending on what I used to block the bridge. Would'nt a big chunk of brass sound better than a large block eraser? Or is there already something available on the market that I can use for this?



use vai's method use a 9v battery
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Old 2006-04-30, 04:04
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John, wait for the Tremol-no to come out, it should be here very soon and then you can forget blocking with obscure objects!

http://www.tremol-no.com/

EDIT: I have pre-ordered one.

EDIT: No modifications required, you can use your trem either like normal, dive-only or hardtail.
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John. The Lo-Pro Edge trem has great sustain. To be honest if you're buying a RG1527 and immediately blocking the trem there is not much point in buying it. A 7321 would fit you much better. Seriously, the trem bridge is definantly a main highlight of the guitar. Blocking it straight away is like raping a newborn baby.
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Old 2006-04-30, 10:28
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John. The Lo-Pro Edge trem has great sustain. To be honest if you're buying a RG1527 and immediately blocking the trem there is not much point in buying it. A 7321 would fit you much better. Seriously, the trem bridge is definantly a main highlight of the guitar. Blocking it straight away is like raping a newborn baby.


Yeah man. Why get a guitar with a tremelo if you are not going to use it? Just get a string through or stop tailpiece Ibanez.
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Old 2006-04-30, 10:39
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John. The Lo-Pro Edge trem has great sustain. To be honest if you're buying a RG1527 and immediately blocking the trem there is not much point in buying it. A 7321 would fit you much better. Seriously, the trem bridge is definantly a main highlight of the guitar. Blocking it straight away is like raping a newborn baby.


the neck on a rg1527 is far more superior to the neck on an rg7321
thats the whole point of getting the 1527 over the 7321. you should know that seeing as you have one.
plus, the pickups, build quality and colour is much better aswell
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