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    Default Oddball question: Eddie's personal guitars have standard Floyd blocks or big blocks?

    Just curious. I figure he's such a nudge with the little details. I haven't seen any pics of the backs of his Stealth or the other guitars he's played over the past few years.

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    I've heard he uses oversized. I've seen a picture of the 5150 with a oversized block. I also know he uses titanium Floyds.


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    he does not use titanium floods. just titanium d-tuna and string lock blocks, and regular size blocks.

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    Default Oddball question: Eddie's personal guitars have standard Floyd blocks or big ...

    I'm curious... do the Fender Frankenstrat replicas have a big block Floyd? -- The Charvel Art Series guitars he played do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommytom11 View Post
    he does not use titanium floods. just titanium d-tuna and string lock blocks, and regular size blocks.
    This is 100% correct
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsIs View Post
    I'm curious... do the Fender Frankenstrat replicas have a big block Floyd? -- The Charvel Art Series guitars he played do not.
    The Fender Replicas have a big block...


    ...the original, at the time it was replicated and still today, does not...


    ... however, the original did have big blocks in the past...

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    His Peavey Wolfgangs have the exact same block as the guitars sold to us. Yes the Kramer 5150 and Franky have big blocks. If you all remember he didn't like how the Floyd effected his tone at first. Now his pickups are designed to go with Floyds. I know I throw shots at him for not selling what he really uses at times. But if he designed the new Wolfs with big block Floyds that's probably what they'd ship with. He hasn't really strayed that much from his old mantra from EBMM. Where he wants what's hanging in a store to be what he really uses. And he really did on more than one occasion borrow an EBMM from a store and play a gig with it. I'll bet the Wolfgangs are pretty much the same. Other than the obvious add ons he has.

    Now if I could only order a USA Stealth with white paint and relic'd to show the Stealth black paint underneath. And a kill switch. And an Ebony neck with block inlays and pearloid tuners. And Ti extras in the Floyd. Seriously. I want one.

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    So, if I used an old '80s Floyd with a regular block on it on a Franky with a Frankenstein pickup I should be good to go.

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    The Frankenstein pickup being sold is an estimation of what the pickup in Ed's Franky sounds like today. Or in 2007 to be more precise. Ed did use it with a bigger sustain block. I put a Franky pickup in an ash bodied Strat with a Peavey Wolfgang Floyd Rose and love it! For VH I love it. Very WACF sounding to me. I'd say it depends on how detail oriented you are. I've got a bigger sustain block on my to do list for my Kramer 5150 replica. For authenticity. I don't think it needs it tone wise. But I want to see how it changes the sound for myself too. I'm sure somebody around here has made the switch and will chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFU View Post
    The Frankenstein pickup being sold is an estimation of what the pickup in Ed's Franky sounds like today. Or in 2007 to be more precise. Ed did use it with a bigger sustain block. I put a Franky pickup in an ash bodied Strat with a Peavey Wolfgang Floyd Rose and love it! For VH I love it. Very WACF sounding to me. I'd say it depends on how detail oriented you are. I've got a bigger sustain block on my to do list for my Kramer 5150 replica. For authenticity. I don't think it needs it tone wise. But I want to see how it changes the sound for myself too. I'm sure somebody around here has made the switch and will chime in.
    I've got a big block on my orange Strat and on the Floyd Rose Special that's going onto my EBMM Sterling SUB AX4. It made a nice difference in the fatness of my orange Strat. My Peavey Wolfgang Special is all stock as is the Gotoh trem that's on my other Franky.

    The guitar the Floyd in question is going onto is going to be a B&W Franky but I'm putting a Floyd on it. It's an old '80s Floyd and part of me is like "MOD THE HECK OUT OF IT!" but another part of me is "leave the original block since it's an old Floyd". LOL That might just be me being weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi11580 View Post
    This is 100% correct

    Ed also uses all of the FU-Tone stuff in his bridges including titanium string blocks, stainless string lock screws, stainless nut block screws and stainless intonation screws. Just enlarge any pic of his latest white relic wolf or even his black stealth from the last tour ( which is actually the same guitar) and you will clearly see all these goodies. It makes sense that he is Adam Reiver's biggest artist even though he isn't mentioned on the FU site. They have been business partners in the D-tuna for 20+ years. And that would be a big brass block in the back of Eds current bridges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jps5150 View Post
    Ed also uses all of the FU-Tone stuff in his bridges including titanium string blocks, stainless string lock screws, stainless nut block screws and stainless intonation screws. Just enlarge any pic of his latest white relic wolf or even his black stealth from the last tour ( which is actually the same guitar) and you will clearly see all these goodies. It makes sense that he is Adam Reiver's biggest artist even though he isn't mentioned on the FU site. They have been business partners in the D-tuna for 20+ years. And that would be a big brass block in the back of Eds current bridges
    right on except its not the same guitar. I know for fact the relic guitar was built for him just a few weeks before the tour started

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommytom11 View Post
    right on except its not the same guitar. I know for fact the relic guitar was built for him just a few weeks before the tour started
    Soooo. Is that really Stealth black paint under the white?

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    It looks like a gloss black wolf under that relic'd white coat to me.

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    Here's a GIGANTIC pic where you can see the finish up close...

    http://document5.com/guitars/evh/EVH..._closeup07.jpg

    Myself, I think it's a Stealth based on the binding.

    Question... how do you get the finish to crack like that?

 

 

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