Does the wood used affect the tone? I’ve used a pice of sapele and it seems to have increased the treble. If I used it with a stainless steel block would they work against each other or enhance the treble?.
When you change the trem block in your Strat, please make sure you put new strings on the guitar.
That's the way everyone pronounces "I definitely hear a difference when I changed my trem block!"
Otherwise the tone only seems to matter if you are selling trem blocks.
Myself, I either deck or block trems -- otherwise they are distracting by trying to see how far I can dive bomb before having tuning issues and then modding trying to fix tuning issues to try dive bombing further. And I should be playing my guitar, so I deck or block. Eric Clapton approves blocking trems, so the solution is official.
Cast iron is not steel. It's much softer, but it would probably make a perfectly good trem block.I always wondered why they just don't run with making a trem block from cast iron steel. Density is roughly the same.
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