#1
hey, ive beein looking at different things i can use to block my trem (floating) and ive found this:
http://www.axcessories.com/proddetail.asp?prod=AXfrstp
has anyone got one of these or know how well they work?
would i be able to drop tune my guitar while using this? or would there be to much pressure on the screw? i have my guitar set to standard tuning, but go down to drop C.

thanks
#2
Use a couple stacks of pennies in behind the trem block, works just as well, easy to remove, and quite cheap.
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#3
Quote by deftonesordie
Use a couple stacks of pennies in behind the trem block, works just as well, easy to remove, and quite cheap.


Tis what I've done for my Ibanez. A small block of wood to go under the lip so the back wall is level, then 2 stacks of 2p's next to each other to block off the trem. Works brilliantly
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#4
Quote by pigeonmafia
Tis what I've done for my Ibanez. A small block of wood to go under the lip so the back wall is level, then 2 stacks of 2p's next to each other to block off the trem. Works brilliantly



yeah, i did think of that, but then i wanted to be able to dive bomb still, and obv if i used a piece of wood, it will slip out when i do
#5
It wouldn't slip out, because the backplate is there. As long as it is the right size, a piece of wood will work (I have done so in my RG)
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#6
You could get the guitar setup for D standard in whatever gauge of string you use, then get a 6th string one gauge thicker and tune it to C (should be about equal tension to one gauge lighter tuned to D). That way, the floyd would still be full floating (Rusty Cooley does this, he has a VERY heavy 7th string to make up for his light gauge 1-6 strings)

If you got the trem stopper, and tightend the springs in the back alot, yes you could downtune and still do dive bombs
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Last edited by pigeonmafia at Sep 15, 2009,
#7
Quote by MrToucan
It wouldn't slip out, because the backplate is there. As long as it is the right size, a piece of wood will work (I have done so in my RG)



is it just sitting there? or is it attatched in any way? and have you ever tried it on stage? while jumping about?
#8
you could glue or tape the coins/piece of wood on.

I'd prefer tape as it's easy to remove.
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#9
i suppose i may aswell try it as it dossent cost anything.
but would that tremstop be any good though? and would it be able to cope with the pressure?

thanks for the ideas
#10
You won't be able to divebomb, that's the point of blocking a trem. It'll stay in fine, because the strings pull back on the bridge to counteract the spring tension. you're just isolating the system, that's all.
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#11
Quote by extremejmf
i suppose i may aswell try it as it dossent cost anything.
but would that tremstop be any good though? and would it be able to cope with the pressure?

thanks for the ideas


Please see my above post
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#12
i have a floyd on my strat but no locking nut.... will i need a locking nut/locking tuners if i dont do dive bombs?
#13
Quote by pigeonmafia


If you got the trem stopper, and tightend the springs in the back alot, yes you could downtune and still do dive bombs


why would i need to tighten the springs?
#14
Quote by extremejmf
why would i need to tighten the springs?


To make sure that the tremolo block stays secure against the trem stopper. Also, incase you tune up at all etc. It's just to make sure that there is no way the block will move away from the trem stopper during use, causing tuning problems.

Though obviously you have to be careful not to make it too secure against it...
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