#1
I finished all my machine shop projects 3 weeks in advance, so my professor brought me some aluminum to keep me busy.

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I'll probably tint them in the summer (its too cold right now) just to match the rest of the black chrome hardware on my hellraiser.
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#6
that looks sick
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reminds me of mine from the back
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#8
nice, isnt the edges sharp though?

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nice, isnt the edges sharp though?

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They look deburred to me.... it doesn't take much material to remove sharpness off aluminum. I may be wrong, though.

I want to make a homespun tremol-no... Just to keep the thing quiet but not something like the wood block. Nothing wrong with the wood, though.
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#10
Quote by conor1148
nice, isnt the edges sharp though?

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I made sure every edge was smooth, so that I won't cut myself. Thanks for the comments guys. anyone know how I can achieve an anodized black look?
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#11
very nice! see if he can get you a block so you can make a trem block. not a blocking mechanism but the actual block on the back of your trem. if you could make a slightly larger one it can help your sustain and tone.
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I made sure every edge was smooth, so that I won't cut myself. Thanks for the comments guys. anyone know how I can achieve an anodized black look?


Anodize it black? Its not expensive. I know some anodizing shops if you want to get some quotes.
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anyone know how I can achieve an anodized black look?


Sharpie...
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Quote by jymellis
very nice! see if he can get you a block so you can make a trem block. not a blocking mechanism but the actual block on the back of your trem. if you could make a slightly larger one it can help your sustain and tone.


I'm happy with the Tremol-No. I've gotten a noticeable increase in sustain. plus, i can always unlock it and the FR will function like its not even there.
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Quote by jymellis
not a blocking machanism. the actual BLOCK of metal attached to the bottom of the trem.

http://floydupgrades.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66&zenid=vr2l2t989t0qad4mmfo1ls3b23


It depends on what you're after...

In strict theory (so it could be different on the instrument), the reason why the tremol.no increases sustain is that it helps the vibration to be transferred better to the body of the guitar. The tremolo block vibrates and transfers this vibration through the rod to the body.

The bigger tremolo block, has a similar effect... but when you increase the mass of the vibrating body, you increase the frequency of the transferred vibration and reduce its amplitude. You could end up boosting (or damping) some frequencies and hence affecting your tone. But you're still transferring vibrations through only two posts on the tremolo.

Best way to make use of the wood of the guitar is with a string through fixed bridge.
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Quote by Warpo
It depends on what you're after...


Best way to make use of the wood of the guitar is with a string through fixed bridge.


but it is already equipped with a floater.
#19
those titanium saddles look really good and the sustain block. but its gonna end up being over $1000
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#20
Quote by jymellis
but it is already equipped with a floater.


Floaters are overrated.

I blocked mine too.
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#21
Quote by kasso
those titanium saddles look really good and the sustain block. but its gonna end up being over $1000


thats why i asked if your teacher could get you a block of aluminum. you could make our own oversized block!
#22
i wish. but the semester is over.
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