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    Sustain Block for Floyd Rose Tremolo units

    I'm interested in getting one of these brass sustain blocks for my Axis. Does anybody have one? If so, what's your opinion, are they worth $50 and which size will (37mm) fit an Ernie Ball Axis trem?

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    37mm Brass "L" Sustain Block
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    37mm Replacement Sustain Block for Floyd Rose Tremolo units with the add "L" feature. The "L" feature takes advantage of the vacant space under the tremolo arm assembly. Mass = Sustain, so why not take advantage of the dead air under the tremolo arm and add more brass!

    http://floydupgrades.com/index.php?m...9um5sknfesrf54
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    I dont know for the gotoh floyd, (axis) but it worked well for my OFR... Adam.. the guy that owns floydroseupgardes can tell you if it works or not, he replies quick and hes a great guy, send him a msg..

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    I get one for every Floyd equipped guitar I make. I use originals though. So I cant speak for the others. The only problems I would see is body clearence. And, upon popular belief, is unlikely.
    Now I have a box of original blocks with knowwhere to go.
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    I've used the brass big blocks on several projects and I really like them.
    I've never used the "L" style blocks though, nor do I think I'd want to.
    I prefer the more "old school" look, and besides ... the layout of the additional brass being off to one side leads me to believe it wouldn't make all that much of a difference (if at all). If any brass were to be added to the original big block, they should have just made it thicker IMO. I'd also be a little concerned that the "L" configuration may interfere with certain applications ... I dunno.

    They do work well though ...
    I honestly can't say I notice a huge difference in tone, but I do notice a difference in resonance and "feel", and I like it.

    Dan, a 37mm block should work just fine for you.
    The website you found has the best prices I've seen online, though I have been able to find them cheaper on eBay.

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    Now I have a box of original blocks with knowwhere to go.
    They make good sanding blocks.
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    Dino,

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll give one a try.

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    I bought a few of the FloydUpgrades oversized sustain blocks only to find out they don't fit the Ping licensed Floyds on the Wolfgangs. The three mounting screw holes match up but the holes on the base plate aren't wide enough to fit what is a larger mounting screw for the block. So I have yet to actually try one out on a guitar.

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    ive got them on 7 of my guitars. i use monster-guitars on ebay. good guy. email him

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    Do you use them on Music Man's?

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    i have not. dont know if they will fit the gotoh floyd.

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    I have one on my OFR, and it makes the guitar sound a little less pingy. It's no fender trem but it seems to help aleive some of the thiness of the floyd. I used to have it on my striped Charvel but I am keeping it for my Kramer. I bought the 42mm block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    I bought a few of the FloydUpgrades oversized sustain blocks only to find out they don't fit the Ping licensed Floyds on the Wolfgangs. The three mounting screw holes match up but the holes on the base plate aren't wide enough to fit what is a larger mounting screw for the block. So I have yet to actually try one out on a guitar.
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    Alright, stupid question time. Haven't been a gigging guitarist for 12 years
    and in that time played a locking trans-trem and now a (broken) Parker with
    a whammy I never touched/liked. I now find myself with 2 FRs and have to
    split tuning between Eb and D. Not to mention drop D in both cases (although
    I've learned to do one set in E and one in D). Tuning 2 two Floyd's for every
    set is a tuning hell hassle. Am I to understand these sustainer blocks are also
    designed to lock the tailpiece up? 'Cause if it did that would be swell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
    Alright, stupid question time. Haven't been a gigging guitarist for 12 years
    and in that time played a locking trans-trem and now a (broken) Parker with
    a whammy I never touched/liked. I now find myself with 2 FRs and have to
    split tuning between Eb and D. Not to mention drop D in both cases (although
    I've learned to do one set in E and one in D). Tuning 2 two Floyd's for every
    set is a tuning hell hassle. Am I to understand these sustainer blocks are also
    designed to lock the tailpiece up? 'Cause if it did that would be swell.
    The brass big block does nothing to "lock the tailpiece".
    If your Floyd isn't already mounted flush with the body for "dive only", block it and add a D-Tuna.

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    you can go to your local hardware store and get a small 90 degree bracket and use that to block the trem

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    I bought a few of the FloydUpgrades oversized sustain blocks only to find out they don't fit the Ping licensed Floyds on the Wolfgangs. The three mounting screw holes match up but the holes on the base plate aren't wide enough to fit what is a larger mounting screw for the block. So I have yet to actually try one out on a guitar.
    Andrew just curious, what is your opion of the Ping unit, just ordered one yesterday and I'm hoping I didn't screw up, I love the OFR on my Baretta but I could not find one anywhere for a project I'm trying to finish... thanks

 

 

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