#1
So would it be better to put a T.O.M. on a strat and just get rid of the trem (which goes out of tune and is pretty much useless for me) or just block it off? I don't care how hard it is.
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#2
Didn't you already make a thread about this?
I wouldn't do it a TOM, because there's a bit more than just filling the cavity. You'd also need to angle the neck pocket to get the right string tension.
Here's a tut on filling the cavity:
http://projectguitar.com/tut/tht1.htm

Blocking it off sounds like it would fix your problems, anyway. I'd just do that.
#3
Angle the neck pocket? Explain please.
See the thing is, this strat was my very first electric guitar. All I ever do is screw around with it. I am about to replace the T.O.M. on my Les paul style guitar with a better one, and put the old one on my strat. But I have decided something.
What would be better. Put on a T.O.M., or route out and put on a Floyd.(the only trem I like).
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Last edited by rockr09 at Mar 10, 2007,
#6
^ Or the threadstarter could just block the trem. It's what Clapton did. Plus it's super easy, and costs a maximum of 15 bucks.
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#7
Quote by Will_Minus
^ Or the threadstarter could just block the trem. It's what Clapton did. Plus it's super easy, and costs a maximum of 15 bucks.


15 bucks? , a block of wood will do
#8
O just blocking the tremolo is just too easy. I'd much rather put in a T.O.M. with ferrules for ****s and giggles... and knowlege on how to do it.
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#10
I know, but I just want to for some reason, it isn't like I play this guitar everyday or something. How much of an angle should it be?
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#12
You don't need to have the neck angled for a TOM, you can just resses the bridge by routing a channel for it to sit in to get it to the correct hight

http://www.carvin.com/features/guitars/ scrole down a little and theres an example of this
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#14
not really if its already routed flat... why bother making a new template for it and setting it all up to rout it at the right angle when you can just rout one straight line and drill a couple of holes and your sorted, easy as hell really.
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#16
not that deep 5mm or so depends on the TOM you get
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#18
the strings should hit the same place as the old ones, or you can get fancy with it.
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