Where does the metal for the Trem Block come from?

Guy Incognito

Senior Stratmaster
May 14, 2019
Here and now
Trem block miners at work.

I think only one of those guys is actually working. The guy on the right is doing a crossword while the guy on the left sets up his prank.

Crossword dude has a look of disapproval but isn't stopping anything.


Senior Stratmaster
Silver Member
Jan 26, 2022
Northwest US
What is a Fender pure vintage block made of.
I checked with a magnet...it do stick.
It’s steel, what kind? cast or milled block? They look cast to me...not looking at one this second.
Cheap Fenders...skinny blocks and fat blocks no stick.
Zinc cast.

Butcher of Strats

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 28, 2022
I think I need to call a paranormal investigator.
My compass went crazy when I moved it close to some trem blocks.
Do I need an exorcist?

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You can call me Duane 😁
Silver Member
Jan 23, 2020
Either other factors or the placebo effect.

I can convince myself a black guitar sounds better.

In the hypothetical 4 block scenario are all 4 different designs of the same material or 4 identical blocks?

IMO the answer doesn't even matter.

In one case a swapped a Squier pot metal block for a nice beefy solid brass block and found there to be almost no difference.

In a another situation I bought an Allparts Nitro body that came with a massive brass block. When I put my 62 reissue neck on it, the guitar was very bright and lively. I figured that was the big brass block.

Later I bought a Hwy 1 body with stock bridge. I put the 62 neck on the Hwy 1 and a KWS neck on the Allparts body.

Suddenly the Hwy 1 body was lively and the Allparts body not so much. The 62 neck was lively, the block was doing nothing.

How's that KWS neck? Fat or slim? I assume KWS is Kenny Wayne Shepherd?