What do you use to block the trem on your strat? Does the material make any difference in sound?
Yup, wood or any other material. I'm thinking of using something soft to eliminate coupling between the metal trem and the wood body. Might retain more of the "Strat Sound" that way?When you say block the trem you're kind of referring to just the one thing - sticking a piece of wood strategically behind the block to keep the trem from moving, right?
Love that beveled edge trem cavity Ron. If you wanted to put a cover on it'd be flush. Now I know what I'm going to do after dinner...tightening the springs has it's own set of issues.... I say block it.... I have never had tone issues...
here's how I do it....
an advantage to this method, nothing changes... Your setup remains the same, thus, if you decide to return the tremolo to nominal action, ya just remove the blocks.
as long as the block clears it (it wouldn't on a vintage-type strat i don't think.)Love that beveled edge trem cavity Ron. If you wanted to put a cover on it'd be flush. Now I know what I'm going to do after dinner...