Did you put a kit in a CS strat?I find the block on the CS pretty decent.
I'd do the RS kit first, given the choice of the C'ham block or RS kit.
I think you get more bang for the buck using RS kits on any Strat... much less bang changing the block on a CS. You may try removing the paint from the CS steel block if you're not satisfied with its character.
That's been my experience...
I did in a CS60s Relic Strat. It charmed that guitar. I did not replace anything else.Did you put a kit in a CS strat?
Thanks for all the advice so far!
Good advice, I'm thinking of the vintage kit rather than the modern. RS recommended that kit after I mentioned the guitar was already good on treble.I put callaham stuff of my custom shop strat and love the functionality of it. I'll never want a standard trem arm again but didn't do much for the tone. The stock bridge was pretty good. The rs kit will be a more noticable upgrade but be careful on a bright guitar and or amp
I is a Olympic White Mexican Standard strat. What it did is just make it sound feel more alive if that makes sense. He liked it so much he went and got a complete trem cal trem. I have to say it is really well made. The trem arm stays where you leave it, and it just really brought the guitar to life. It was not a dead guitar to start with, and actually was a good one already, just brought out more of what it had going on already.What difference did it make? Which model strat?
the pick swap made a huge difference here too. I'm mostly interested in change as I can't seem to leave well enough alone.I replaced the block in my 56 CS strat, but only because it was stripped by previous owner and I got a deal on a used one. Did notice any difference in tone but it's a nice block. I think the pots in fenders are already pretty good. Why do you want to change yours? Pup replacement on my CS strat made a huge difference. The stock pups were pretty bland.
I did in a CS60s Relic Strat. It charmed that guitar. I did not replace anything else.
My current CS56 is completely stock (except the plastic). Everything on this guitar was great straight out of the box. It leaves me desiring for nothing functionally, and its tone is probably the best I've heard (Abby signature pups).