questions about tremolo-to-hardtail bridge conversion...


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flamingmarble27
06-10-2007, 03:10 AM
I've read that a tremolo bridge on a Strat can be converted into a hardtail by "blocking" it. What exactly does it mean by "blocking"? Can anyone give a good description of what you do to block it and keep it from moving?


I had originally planned to get a hardtail bridge for a strat and replace the tremolo that's currently installed, but I learned it would be pretty difficult. Then I saw that you could change a tremolo, and that it was a lot cheaper.

supergerbil
06-10-2007, 12:12 PM
put a block of wood in...
Take offf the back plate and there should be 2 big screws going into the wood. Screw them in and the screws on the top of the bridge until the vibrato wont move anymore. Thats what i did

flamingmarble27
06-10-2007, 09:03 PM
put a block of wood in...
Take offf the back plate and there should be 2 big screws going into the wood. Screw them in and the screws on the top of the bridge until the vibrato wont move anymore. Thats what i did
I'll have to remove the springs from the back before doing that, right?

flamingmarble27
06-12-2007, 05:50 PM
anyone?

cokeisbetter
06-12-2007, 07:39 PM
Just shove a piece of wood in between the tremolo and the side of the cavity. No screwdriver necessary, and it'll probably work a bit better than tightening the springs. You'll probably have to re-intonate, though. :cheers:

supergerbil
06-13-2007, 02:13 AM
anyone?
no, dont remove the springs. They are what keeps the bridge tight.

flamingmarble27
06-23-2007, 06:50 PM
So would I stick the wood/whatever in the circled area?

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a384/themarbleintheoatmeal/tremoloblock.jpg

Will_Minus
06-23-2007, 07:08 PM
Yes. Make sure it's a tight fit.

tubab0y
06-23-2007, 07:09 PM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/JudokaUSA/Block_Bridge.jpg

Rock Savior
06-23-2007, 07:15 PM
i think so...as that would make it so you couldn't push it back....

that should be perfect...