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Dice in strat bridges...?

highrise

Senior Member
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Saw this picture...it's somedudes...look at the dice behind the bridge...and the lack of springs...would this work for a hardtail? I never thought to remove the springs.

Thoughts?



 

bobgoblin

Silver Supporting Member
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I used to do that very same thing on my old Strat. It works fine, better if you find a way to keep the dice from ever moving.
 

Bottle_Rocket

Member
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176
I think the springs effect the way the guitar sounds. I have all 5 springs tightened up so the bridge is flat against the body.
 

highrise

Senior Member
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3,840
I think the springs effect the way the guitar sounds. I have all 5 springs tightened up so the bridge is flat against the body.
Me too. I have the spring claw all the way to wood too. I'm a fan of that *sproing* that goes along with strats...just wondering what the tonal differences are. I'm guessing I'd lose the *sproing*.
 

Dave Klausner

Member
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Sonny Landreth's guitar tech showed me how he blocked the trem on his Strats. It was a stack of nickels wrapped in electrical tape.
 

jaycee

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Doesn't have to be pretty as long as it works! I think the dice look kinda cool.
 

mc5nrg

Silver Supporting Member
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I'm using an actual "block" from leftover toy blocks on one. Left the springs though.
 

cottoneyedjoe

Member
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I just recently picked up a Clapton strat. I was shocked at how much sustain it had over my actual hardtail.

That blocked tremolo really improves the tone. Especially with the springs in it.
 

Dizi

Member
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I wouldn't use nickles, or dice. I would use the heaviest block of wood I could squeeze in there. Transfer more of the strings vibration into the body, way more tone. And leave all five springs too, same theory.

But I like to use my trem, so I set it up flush mounted. More tone than floating.
 




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