Re: Steel Trem block
- From: "Tony Done" <tonydone@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 06:24:47 +1000
"Claude V. Lucas" wrote in message news:4e4285a3$0$2151$742ec2ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In article <4e4283a6$0$29976$c3e8da3$5496439d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
VampX <vampx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2011-08-10 11:58:06 +0000, Claude V. Lucas said:
FWIW, I've liked Callaham's Strat parts especially the trem & block
enough to leave it alone for a few years now after I got one and I
can't say that about the cheaper stuff. The machining is top shelf
and the steel he uses for the blocks is quite resonant. Should be
great with nice wood like an EJ...
Well Ill be putting it on the CS 64 first up. The EJ is doing fine on
its own atm and ive swapped out the Kinmans and slung a set of SD
Californian somethings in it. They sound cool as but that thing is made
of different stuff Im sure as its just light as a feather.
If this works out well Ill throw another block n trem in the EJ Strat
and see how it goes. I got the steel block mainly because it throws
back to the original design. Most elements on the CS 64 are in line
with the original design, just not the block.
Anyway, I'm guessing you'll like it. The resonant metal helps
accent the harmonic content a bit, if that makes sense...
Brightens things up a bit without getting icepicky.
Something I wonder about is the extent to which the whole guitar is a resonating system. OK, the steel block has good tonal characteristics, but suppose its resonances don't sit well with, say, the guitar body resonances? I suppose that then you would get some damping. That's why I'll be interested to know Vamp's opinion, <g> provided she can keep an open mind. That psychological thing is tricky. I once swapped a couple of bone acoustic saddles for Graphtech black. I really thought they improved the tone until I swapped back to bone, and realised how ordinary the Graphtech ones were were. It also happens with pickups (and acoustic guitars come to that), I swap then and think they are better until the novelty wears off.
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