#2
I've heard people say you could put a block of wood under it in the back but i'm not sure so don't try it less someone more experienced can confirm this.
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Yea, you can get a block of wood, just as long as it is a strong piece, and not something that will crack, or squish, haha.

But why have a guitar with a floating trem if you block it off? mind as well have gotten a hardtail bridge
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#5
Block the trem block like so


If you want maximum and good sustain, use brass.
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Yea, you can get a block of wood, just as long as it is a strong piece, and not something that will crack, or squish, haha.

But why have a guitar with a floating trem if you block it off? mind as well have gotten a hardtail bridge

Maybe the guitar he wanted wasn't avabile without the trem? Or he just realized what a hassle it is and changed his mind (I did with mine, but I sold the guitar instead)...

Compared to a hardtail bridge, how good sustation etc do you get with a blocked trem?
#7
Quote by maxter0
Compared to a hardtail bridge, how good sustation etc do you get with a blocked trem?

Hardtail definetely has better sustain than a blocked trem.
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Why block a trem?It helps in maintaining tuning?
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There's a well noticable difference then? Alright, might be good to know. Thanks

A "Well noticable different" varies from person to person. If they're a fine musician with tuned ear, they could probably differentiate it, but if they're just amateurs or beginner than it wouldnt really matters. Also it depends on the gear its set up on and the pickups.
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#11
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Why block a trem?It helps in maintaining tuning?


also with more contact between the bridge trem block and the body wood the sound vibrations are improved and also sustain may be improved since your getting more sound transferred
#12
Quote by maxter0
Compared to a hardtail bridge, how good sustation etc do you get with a blocked trem?


There are other considerations besides sustain though. For example, Clapton never uses hardtail Strats but he never uses the vibrato bar either, he just blocks the assembly up with a bit of wood (plus all five springs in the back, tightened all the way up) because he prefers the tone of non-hardtail Strats.
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