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Yes.
23 20%
No.
62 54%
I have a hardtail.
29 25%
Voters: 114.
#1
I just did mine today, it took a while to switch strings, re-intonate, measure, and block, but it was soo worth it.

How many UG'er have their trem's blocked?
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#2
I blocked mine several months ago. It's awesome; I get the comfort of the bridge without worrying aout tuning problems as much
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#3
Stupid question here but...what is this trem blocking?

Had to ask, it'll bug me all night
#5
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Stupid question here but...what is this trem blocking?

Had to ask, it'll bug me all night


A floyd rose/kahler trem floats, and you block it with wood to make it stay in once place.
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#7
I'm not sure if I want to or not to be honest, I don't use mine much but I was thinking about having it done so could change tuning a lot... but then again when I do feel like using the trem it is awesome to have so I don't know...
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#8
No. I have a guitar with a floyd and one with a TOM. I'm set.
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#9
Defeats the purpose of having a Floating trem.
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#10
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Defeats the purpose of having a Floating trem.

i wanted to have mine blocked when my band was playing alot of alt tunnings songs. It's useful at certain times. but yeh it does defeat the purpose of buying a floating trem
#11
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i wanted to have mine blocked when my band was playing alot of alt tunnings songs. It's useful at certain times. but yeh it does defeat the purpose of buying a floating trem


I mean, I get that you by it, then after a while get tired of the trem (and what you said) ... But some people just take it to far.
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#12
I have mine 'blocked' the natural way on all my guitars

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#13
Nope. I've considered it before though, but I think I would eventually miss it.
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#14
No, don't have any of them blocked. Even the edge III. That's what hardtails are for! That's why i have a hardtail...
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#15
i just have 5 cranked down springs in the strat... 2008+ MIA come with a floating bridge and that was the only thing i disliked about it... so i made it non floating
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#16
My Strat's vibrato isn't blocked, but it is locked down at the pivot screws and the springs have been tightened all the way, so it doesn't move at all. I've got a guitar with a floyd that I need to leave floating for a few songs but if it wasn't for a few tracks, I wouldn't even have a Floyd at all. 99.9999% of the time I will not even think about touching a vibrato bridge, blocked or otherwise, I go normal ToM/wraparound/hardtail every time.
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#17
i buy guitars with a trem for a reason - to use the trem

if you buy a guitar with a trem and block it off, imo you bought the wrong guitar.
#18
no as said defeats the purpose but I love having a floating bridge for me its a fair trade off
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#19
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i buy guitars with a trem for a reason - to use the trem

if you buy a guitar with a trem and block it off, imo you bought the wrong guitar.


not really.
maybe i want the guitar for the neck, the body, the wood, the tone etc...i just dont want the trem bridge
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#20
Quote by Antimage27
not really.
maybe i want the guitar for the neck, the body, the wood, the tone etc...i just dont want the trem bridge


couldnt have said it better myself
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#21
I've got my Jackson's LFR blocked with a Tremol-No, have had it that way for most of this year because the trem screwed up and I decided just to block it rather than fix it. I'm getting an OFR put in soon though which I can't wait for.
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#22
No, I´ve always bought guitars with vibratos so I can use them rather than for other specs.
#23
Quote by Antimage27
not really.
maybe i want the guitar for the neck, the body, the wood, the tone etc...i just dont want the trem bridge


this. Also, imo, it's more comfortable to palm mute with the trem on my PRS than with a hardtail, so I keep it blocked to have the comfort without the tuning issues. Then again, I could learn to string my guitar better
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#24
All my trems are flush mounted... I'd rather just do bends than have a floating trem...
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#26
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one Floyd guitar one hardtail. this is the way to go, a golf club for different shots..


thats my view on it too. i've got a floating trem-equipped guitar. and 2 hardtails. i have the same philosophy about tone too. i have a p90 equipped guitar, one with a piezo set up, a tele that can sound like a strat, a great hard rock tone from a dimarzio super distortion...

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#28
I bought the guitar I did because I knew I'd use the trem.
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#29
I prefer a fixed/hardtail but I own several guitars with Floyds and they are not blocked. I feel if you don't want a trem get a guitar without one! I don't bother blocking those and if your good at setting up a trem you don't really need to block it. If you are going to block it do it with the right parts don't glue in wood blocks. Hipshot and Tremol-No are the best alternatives IMO.

One of my high end BC Rich guitars I bought had the trem blocked with wood and it actually ruined the trem because the person who blocked it tried to adjust the action and the blocking was so tight they stripped the posts! (Probably why I got it for a good price) IMO it's not worth blocking them sell the guitar and buy a hardtail if you want to block the trem.


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#30
Not on my Squire Strat. I never play it though and the pickups are broken, I think I demagnetized them. I'll fix it though, After I get the right tools...
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#31
Saddens me to see a blocked FR. They do work great as hardtails though.
#33
My Ibanez trem bar snapped from vigorous use so I had to block it.
And the Wilkinson trem on my Carvin was proving troublesome (I can't seem to use a trem subtley ) So I blocked that.
But if I had like, a proper strat trem, or a non-recessed wilkinson/floyd rose I wouldn't block it.
#34
Quote by Antimage27
not really.
maybe i want the guitar for the neck, the body, the wood, the tone etc...i just dont want the trem bridge


Then why waste money buying a guitar with that trem if you are just gonna block it? I just don't getting spending extra cash for a guitar with a trem just to block it. It just doesn't make any sense.

I would sell a guitar with a trem I didn't want anymore before I blocked it off. It'd be like buying a Porsche and never getting on it. Why waste the money on something if you can't use it?
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#35
I usually pull my strat trem down hard to the body with extra springs. At the moment it is floating but I don't like when I bend strings and the bridge pulls up and the other strings go flat. I do like the kind of shimmer I get with the floating trem though. Even though I don't use the bar I press the trem down with my palm for a bit of vibrato sometimes. I do have a humbucking hardtail guitar to but I just can't get it to play a nicely as the strat.