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Old 04-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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The Arabian Floyd Block Method [Reversible]

Yeah sure the floating bridge was cool for a while but day by day this POS got worse and worse (terrible intonation, locking screws were deteriorating, strings snapping and the tuning stability generally kept getting worse ). Serves me right for buying a crappy quality floyd equipped guitar I guess . That said the maintenance involved and the fact that I couldn't change tunings without getting raped wasn't worth it in the end. hell I didn't even use the damn whammy bar all that much either.

Anyway here is a non-permanent cheap way to block a cheap guitar: certified by a terrible soon to be engineer.
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The battery may or may not leak but at this point but it can't be any worse than all the shit I had to deal with




The bridge is nice and flat

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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Hmm. weird.

Finally picked up my rg1570 after 6 months of it sitting in its case. Near perfect tuning.

Gotta love dat edge pro quality.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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Hmm. weird.

Finally picked up my rg1570 after 6 months of it sitting in its case. Near perfect tuning.

Gotta love dat edge pro quality.


When I first got it and set it up it was fine. I was really happy with the tuning stability, even when going Kerry-king on the bar it stayed in perfect tune. Just goes to show you that quality is crucial with mechanisms like this. I could probably replace some of the screws and saddles with some better quality parts but the bridge is very stable now and it just sounds allot better .
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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When I first got it and set it up it was fine. I was really happy with the tuning stability, even when going Kerry-king on the bar it stayed in perfect tune. Just goes to show you that quality is crucial with mechanisms like this. I could probably replace some of the screws and saddles with some better quality parts but the bridge is very stable now and it just sounds allot better .


Hmmm. tbh you'd be much better off investing on a block on a ~1" thick block of wood rather than a battery. Stuff should be dirt cheap or if you scavenge you should be able to find some for free as well.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #5
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Hmmm. tbh you'd be much better off investing on a block on a ~1" thick block of wood rather than a battery. Stuff should be dirt cheap or if you scavenge you should be able to find some for free as well.


I used the battery for convenience really, it fit perfectly out of pure luck. But you're probably right tough and I might end up doing just that.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:32 AM   #6
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I got free wood from Lowes to block the trem in my RG320. Just go to whatever equivalent you have and ask for scraps.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:47 AM   #7
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I wouldn't go with paper as it would dampen the vibration transferred to the block. Best is still two fitted wooden block on each side. Or an Tremol-no or something similar.
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