No, I try to stay away from GAS-oholism as of late. I am too lazy to grab the tools I guess. I have found a luthier that would fix anything for me, and whom I trust. From this point, I lost all GAS for mods. I visit him when smth breaks only.
Post by darthphineas on Jan 18, 2018 12:35:14 GMT -5
Have some brass block. Have some titanium blocks. Even have a copper block that I need to get around to trying.
Tried the stone block a few years ago.
It's impressive when comparing to a stock block, as in that video. I tried it on a trem that had a brass block just prior and the difference wasn't enough for me to think it was worth about $110 (the price at that time). Current cost is more like $80, which is still about $50 more than brass.
Some people like it and finding your own tone is what matters.
I totally agree with darthphineas - Some people like it and finding your own tone is what matters.
I have tried many different trem block materials (different cast and cold steels, titanium, brass, aluminium and various sizes and types of zinc (or whatever) blocks. I haven't tried stone (and I probably won't bother) but I agree that they each can have a unique (or just different) voice. However I have friends who prefer the small cast blocks over some steel blocks even though (to my ear) they are similar in "tone" but the steel block has more sustain. They prefer the less sustain. Each to their own.
maybe less sustain is because of louder and more intense attack?
What I have found with my uv70p Ibanez 7-string, equipped with edge zero-ii 7 : If I screw the trem tight and turn it to show to the back of the guitar , towards the right strap lock, (as opposed to the usual direction towards the neck), then sustain increases in the 24th fret. This is a complex system, If one does all the permutations might find out that this setting results in decreased sustain in some other fret/note. Its a matter of how you play. Same like in cars, ppl like to have torque in the RPM band that he/she usually drives.