flamingmarble27
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I've read that a tremolo bridge on a Strat can be converted into a hardtail by "blocking" it. What exactly does it mean by "blocking"? Can anyone give a good description of what you do to block it and keep it from moving?


I had originally planned to get a hardtail bridge for a strat and replace the tremolo that's currently installed, but I learned it would be pretty difficult. Then I saw that you could change a tremolo, and that it was a lot cheaper.
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#2
put a block of wood in...
Take offf the back plate and there should be 2 big screws going into the wood. Screw them in and the screws on the top of the bridge until the vibrato wont move anymore. Thats what i did
flamingmarble27
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Quote by supergerbil
put a block of wood in...
Take offf the back plate and there should be 2 big screws going into the wood. Screw them in and the screws on the top of the bridge until the vibrato wont move anymore. Thats what i did

I'll have to remove the springs from the back before doing that, right?
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Just shove a piece of wood in between the tremolo and the side of the cavity. No screwdriver necessary, and it'll probably work a bit better than tightening the springs. You'll probably have to re-intonate, though.
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Quote by flamingmarble27
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no, dont remove the springs. They are what keeps the bridge tight.
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Yes. Make sure it's a tight fit.
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i think so...as that would make it so you couldn't push it back....

that should be perfect...
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