Am Std Strat Trem Block and other pimpings

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by CharAznable, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. CharAznable

    CharAznable Member

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    So this weekend I bought a particularly good new American Standard Strat. I didn't research it or anything as it was a whim thing after bonding with it at the store.

    The Fender website claims it has a "copper-infused high-mass block". Does that mean it's zinc? steel?

    Anyway, I was wondering whether the Callaham block is a worthy upgrade in this case.

    Also looking for suggestions in the way of other upgrads, pickups, electronics, etc.
     
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    I means steel powder stuck together with a low melting point metal to keep down the cost .
    This trem is actually OK but the Gotoh 510 TS has a machined block with locking studs and a tension adjustable arm mech ,better than the callaham.
     

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