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the best materials for strat trem blocks

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: the best materials for strat trem blocks Reply with quote

goes like this...

zinc > steel > brass > other (like titanium you fuckig blooz lawyer)

prove me wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mithril will help keep the weight of the guitar down somewhat, it'll also increase note dexterity and reduce meedley note failure by 10%.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the mass of the block has more to do with it than anything else. I've had dodgy old trems that sounded great because they had a really fat trem block made from pot metal.

There's got to be some bonus points for the first person to photoshop a tremblock into this picture.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't tried brass, but upgraded with bigger fatter steel blocks and this definitely is an improvement over that crappy ?zinc/pot metal that the Asians use. I imagine that brass is more "musical", but have often wondered if it's benefits would be affected as it tarnished. Any horn players care to chime in?
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