Best way to block a trem?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Headshok, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Headshok

    Headshok Member

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    I have a TMG Dover. It is a Strat type guitar with a six screw trem Callaham aged bridge. I am not to the point of being able to use a trem to any benefit for me. When I do try and use it, everything goes out of tune. I know I can lube the nut slots and it should be okay, but I really have no use for it at the moment. What is the best way to block a trem that is quickly and easily reversible as my skills get better? My newbieness may be showing. I have seen where some have put wood under the rear but I would like a more exact method. Maybe a tremol-no? Or would something like a thin metal plate along the lines of the neck plate, but sized to fit work?
     
  2. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    I like the five springs method. It makes it really stable.
     
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    Just put all the springs in.
    That would be easy for me, as I have extra springs laying around.

    See if your local guitar stores have some. They usually do.
     
  4. Chris Pile

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    Or a block of wood that fits between the trem unit and body.
    Done it plenty of times for clients - works great.
     

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