#1
I'm a cheap bastard sometimes. You see my first electric is a strat copy. With the cheapo floating bridge. Having tried my buddys LP I fell for the tuning stability of a solid bridge.
Well having done my research I ended up with the so called Eric Clapton mod.
Basically two blocks of wood jammed into my trem unit.
The cheapo part is getting the wood. I went to my local wood supplier. And seeing as I was an excisting customer they permitted me to take home a 30 cm piece of oak trim.
This mod worked like a charm and costme nothing more than 1 hour of work.
Thats including sourcing the materials.

I now have a guitar that holds its tuning.
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#2
Yeah, i did this also.
I am likewise pleased.
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#3
Congratulations on blocking your trem.
a guy told me that the tremolo bar was called the "distortionator"
#5
Pics? My first guitar was a Squier Strat that I still use as a backup. A friend of mine broke the trem bar off inside somehow, so this sounds like a good idea.
#6
Hurrah for blocking the Trem! -.-
It's a good idea, but sadly lacks thourough planning.
i wouldn't do it to my baby ^.^


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#8
Yupp, totally reversible and harmless, just like putting a strap on your guitar or something.
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#10
It was in response to you, letting Scowmoo know that blocking a trem is harmless.

I was just reinforcing what you said, I suppose.
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Wut? All you do is wedge a block of wood behind the inertia block. THere's no drilling or anything required.

Oh, So it's easy. I'll have to try it. Thanks.
#15
...I would hate blocking my trem, I use it way too much. That and I've somehow found a combination with my guitar that keeps it in tune even if I use it, so I couldn't... Good mod though, if you're happy with it, go play it up!
#16
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#17
I remember someone blocking their trem (well, not 100% blocked, rather "locking" it) by adding all of his trem springs to his trem. Less effective of course, but if you're this afraid to screw it up you could do this.
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#18
Trem blocks are a MUST for changing strings/setting up any floating bridge (unless you have one of those grub screw arrangements like on a speedloader).

I've got a fairly cheapo guitar (tanglewood tomkat) with a wilkinson floating bridge, for ages I had it blocked off, then after changing the tuners (the wilkinson ones with two holes so they are sort of locking) and using the block of wood to set it up correctly I find that I have very few tuning issues, unless I dive bomb. But that's what my floyd rose guitar is for heh...

Speaking of which, the grub screw thing on a speedloader is very handy as you can set up the bridge so it's divebomb only, which means you get tuning stability and can still use the trem. All it is is a right-angled piece of metal screwed into the guitar in the spring cavity which is threaded for a grub screw (something like an m6) which allows you to fine tune the position of the bridge when the springs are tightened.
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...I would hate blocking my trem, I use it way too much. That and I've somehow found a combination with my guitar that keeps it in tune even if I use it, so I couldn't... Good mod though, if you're happy with it, go play it up!


i don't like blocking my trem either, hence my previous post


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