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Unread 07-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Funny or practical things you've used as "Blocks" for floating bridges

Let's here 'em! I've got a RG5EX1 whos edge trem is just not cooperating despite my hours of troubleshooting. Need ideas of how to block it off without a tremel-no or w/e.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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This is very easy to do! Just drop the bar and put a few thin picks between where the wood and the block touch inside of the guitar. Add as many picks as it takes to make the bridge parralel with the body. SEcond step tighter the screws so their is tension on the spring so when you tune the bridge does not move. You may want to add a spring. And your done! When you re string do it one string at a time and bring it up to tune
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I always use a janga piece. Those bitches work haha
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I always make mine by stacking up some pennies and dimes, taping them together, and wedging that shit in there. I don't know why more people don't do this! Metal is more dense than wood, it just works better.

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I shoved a bunch of heavy picks behind my start bridge to keep the stability. Had to tape em in though.

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I find those somewhat unreliable, since its build from multiple pieces. My weapon of choice: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_u428MdnqS9...oltBattery.jpg
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When changing strings I usually remove all strings at once. So I use a match box to keep the tremolo even and to tune the strings
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Playing cards or beer mattes for setups. Measure, cut and sand a tone wood block for a permanent solution or better yet, sell it to someone who likes trems or buy a body without a tremelo and keep the neck and hardware.

Why you do this thing though?

Trems are awesome, y u buy guitar trem lover could have owned when they make hardtails for you non trem peoples?

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i dont like using a trem but i love the stability of the floyd rose sytem for tuning! i have mine on my rico blocked.
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I only have trems. I love setting them up too! That being said, I block all of them. I don't actually USE the trem, I just like the look, stability and fine tuning ability. I wish every guitar on Earth had a Fixed Lo-Pro (FX-Edge).

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I used batteries. On my old RG470 a 9 volt fit perfectly.
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I some times block the FR for gigs when i do not have a secondary guitar with me, in case a string breaks.

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Playing cards or beer mattes for setups. Measure, cut and sand a tone wood block for a permanent solution or better yet, sell it to someone who likes trems or buy a body without a tremelo and keep the neck and hardware.

Why you do this thing though?

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I just use some thick picks that I bought years ago. I tape a few together and place them in the cavity. Works like a charm. I love my FR's, just not blocked.

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AA or AAA battery depending on the guitar and trem route. Also, a tube of chap-stick works well at times.

Only for string changes though, I love floating bridges.

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