floyd rose brass block upgrade..32mm 37mm or 42mm?

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  1. nieveulv

    nieveulv Member

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    I am looking to replace the tremolo block to a big brass one from floydugrades.com and was wondering is the mod worth it? Also what size would fit my guitar which is a sugizo esp s-1 signature with original floyd rose tremolo. Also im looking at blocking the tremolo in case it affects the size of the tremolo block.
    i got info on this

    Flush-mount bridges (Vintage/Floyd Rose): 42mm
    Recessed bridges (Floyd Rose): 37mm
    Deeply recessed bridges (Floyd Rose Pro): 32mm

    but i have no idea what it meant :D

    Heres my guitar specs

    ESP Eclipse S-I Brilliant MixedMedia Specifications:
    Body: Alder
    Neck: 3-piece Hard Maple
    Fingerboard: Ebony (24 frets)
    Scale Length: 628mm
    Nut: Locking
    Construction: through Neck
    Bridge: Original Floyd Rose

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    Thanks for the input
     
  2. memberzonly

    memberzonly Supporting Member

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    The correct size should be stamped into the block.
     
  3. suhrbrutal

    suhrbrutal Senior Member

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    Yes, get the correct size. they are worth it absolutely, and try a Tremel-no, instead of blocking. You can easily make it dive only, fixed bridge, or full floating with a simple adjustment. I have these on all my floyd, and Tremolo guitars.
     
  4. Eagle1

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    Tremol-no is not a good idea they either hamper performance and develop a discernible clunk when you rest your hand on them .The back stop is the way to go.
    Also if you have an OFR the block is brass already (chrome plated) the extra mass changes the tone (not in a good way) and gives you more sustain at the expense of resonance.
     
  5. malabarmusic

    malabarmusic Member

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    Note to the OP: Please don't be misled by posters who disguise opinions as facts. Yes, the OFR block is brass. Yes, a bigger block will have an affect on the tone. Whether or not that affect is good or not is entirely subjective ... it depends on your ears and the guitar in question. I made the switch and the change in my case was unambiguously positive. I was hoping for added low-end heft, and that was the result. This positive results were "at the expense of" ... nothing.

    BTW, I would suggest going for the biggest block that would fit. Use one of those lilttle steel rulers and figure out how big you can go while still maintaining a hair's clearance between the block/springs and the cavity cover.

    IMHE
    YMMV
    HTH
    ETC

    - DB
     
  6. Eagle1

    Eagle1 Member

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    This is just your opinion:rotflmao
    OFR block Brass (FACT.)
    String energy Will not be increased by bigger block (FACT.)
    If more energy remains in the string acoustic resonance will be decreased (FACT.)
    Do you like a thin metallic sounding guitar? (The subjective bit.)
     
  7. Dr Doom

    Dr Doom Member

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    that thing will probably take the largest size, but measure just to be safe
     
  8. 69mojostrat

    69mojostrat Member

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    so what was the end result? did you get it? did you like the sound after the install?
     
  9. B Money

    B Money Member

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    just to bump an ancient thread....

    I installed a 42mm brass block in a floyd'd LP style guitar and it made a big improvement in the sustain. I haven't noticed any other difference in the tone.

    and that ESP is cool as hell. Where did you get it?
     
  10. 69mojostrat

    69mojostrat Member

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    this block replacement is tempting but still on the fence. I like my charvel San Dimas tele. It rules as my shred guitar, but the sustain is a little lacking.
     
  11. tremonti

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    Yes...worth it for the brass...wouldn't waste coin on titanium. I put one in my OFR and it makes the sustain increase and beefs up the sound.
     
  12. Ampegasaur

    Ampegasaur Silver Supporting Member

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    I like them a lot.
     
  13. Charvel_ strat_81

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    I just put a 42mm on my No.1 charvel and there is a huge improvement in the fullness and depth of the overall tone.
    The JB now sounds like a tone zone but in a real good way not muddy just big and fat like a LP or something, best $25 i spent for a mod;)
     

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