How to Block Tremolo?


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neon10th
12-01-2007, 12:28 AM
How do you get your tremolo blocked. Can you just bring the guitar to the Guitar Center and they will do it, or do I have to buy a block and have them do it? Also, about how much will it cost in total?

jthm_guitarist
12-01-2007, 12:40 AM
Find a small piece of wood.
Stick it in your rear cavity.

Now to block the tremolo...







:haha Seriously, just cut/ find a piece of anything that will wedge between the tremolo block and the wall of the cavity.

envoykrawkwar7
12-01-2007, 12:41 AM
umm about 80 buck i think, and im pretty sure they do it for you

you dont want to do that though
it limits your playing so much
just get a non tremolo guitar for like 100 bucks
and youll have both for only a little over the price

bite_the_bullet
12-01-2007, 12:41 AM
explain why your guitar has a tremolo if you're just going to get it blocked...

Iplayblues
12-01-2007, 12:43 AM
its really easy to do yourself.

insert a small wooden block between the bridge and body in the tremolo cavity. just any kind of block of wood. i find it really helps if you put 4 or 5 springs in there too.

Google it if you're still having troubles. I couldn't find the site that i used but i'm still looking.

Ippon
12-01-2007, 12:46 AM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/JudokaUSA/Block_Bridge.jpg

:cheers:

neon10th
12-01-2007, 12:48 AM
explain why your guitar has a tremolo if you're just going to get it blocked...

i have an edge iii (u have to admit that explains a lot)



Also, I do not see how I can lower pitch in that picture.

winno
12-01-2007, 01:06 AM
Whats wrong with the Edge III?
I just recently got the Ibanez RG350 and the edge III hasn't done anything bad for me yet (althought I do have a guitar with a crappy FAT tremolo, so that I wan't to block)

Also from what I gather, the springs stay attached to the bridge (like in the picture)
And you're meant to keep them there as a ground for the electronics I think...

kool98769
12-01-2007, 01:56 AM
Whats wrong with the Edge III?
I just recently got the Ibanez RG350 and the edge III hasn't done anything bad for me yet (althought I do have a guitar with a crappy FAT tremolo, so that I wan't to block)

Also from what I gather, the springs stay attached to the bridge (like in the picture)
And you're meant to keep them there as a ground for the electronics I think...
it wears down quick.
and ive noticed that after a deep divebomb that the tuning doesnt hold.

which ones pink
12-01-2007, 02:11 AM
i have an edge iii (u have to admit that explains a lot)



Also, I do not see how I can lower pitch in that picture.

If you want the trem to only go one direction, just put one block in.

Tweak88
12-01-2007, 06:01 AM
tremol-no: google it

Tackleberry
12-01-2007, 10:37 AM
2 of those wooden door shims work pretty good. Just snap off the right length. If you put em together opposed they will get thicker or thinner as needed by sliding them apart or together. And some wood glue. I just cranked the screws down it will still dive if I want it to. And the wood doesnt fall out.

Don_Humpador
12-01-2007, 11:31 AM
umm about 80 buck i think, and im pretty sure they do it for you

you dont want to do that though
it limits your playing so much
just get a non tremolo guitar for like 100 bucks
and youll have both for only a little over the price

Oh dear :rolleyes:

Don't listen to this guy.

Just stick some wood in it, or a block of something.