Callaham on your American Strat?

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  1. Dylan61

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    Did you change anything on your Fender Standard American Strat with Callaham stuff?


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  2. oscar100

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    callaham make sbiiiig difference if you change teh trem block

    did that on my suhr
     
  3. Dom

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    :agree

    I put a Callaham block in mine and it was a big improvement over the standard block. More "zing", better note definition and a little bit more sustain.

    Just got the whole trem assembly for my new partsocaster...
     
  4. testing1two

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    I have two American strats with Callaham trem blocks and saddles...a worthwhile improvment on all counts IMHO. Better sustain and note clarity; better trem feel since there's no play in the arm; the vintage saddles look much cooler than the modern block saddles; saddles aren't notched so you're less likely to break strings.

    I just wish George would make a base plate for the 2 point trems so everything would be made from the same steel.
     
  5. SLBlues

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    +1 only have one MIA tho....better sustain for sure IMO
     
  6. Tuberattler

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    I put a trem block in my AmStd and it made a noticable difference in not definition and sustain. Highly recommended!
     
  7. Pa'ani

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    +1 Callaham tremblock and other various parts are highly recommended.
     
  8. Grenville

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    I have an American Series strat and installed a Callaham trem block and later replaced the AmSe saddles with Callaham vintage-style offset saddles and agree with the other posters, big difference both times, more punch, sustain, etc. Love 'em.
     
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    I'm trying to determine the amount of difference in just the block change or the whole trem change since the entire unit is around twice the cost of just the block change. I've got an Am Vintage setup, I know the metal is better without question I'm just wondering how much effect the bridge really has on the tone.

    I definitely think the solid steel block would make a difference in resonance, I'm not sure how much change the bridge will make so Grenville did you later upgrade the bridge? It made a definitive difference?

    Thanks, :drink
     
  10. scott1568

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    Trem block and Saddles-good upgrade. The block is expensive though.
     
  11. OWENMUSTANG

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    Try a titanium block...now, that's expensive!
     
  12. pickaguitar

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    Anyone using the Callaham/Fralin SRV pickups?
     

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