Re: The brass block and noiseless spring gimmicks
Originally Posted by Sixstringer777
You complain on every thread, or make antagonistic claims, always with a negative connotation.
I swapped out the original trem and block on my JEM Jr with a Gotoh 1996t. The Gotoh has a brass block. It's not about it being brass it's about mass. Even an untrained ear could hear the difference in sustain. The fact you think it doesn't and the formulation of your statement highlights the fact you don't know, because you've not tried these things yourself.
As for the guitarists you mention, they all play high end, quality instruments. Some have brass blocks, some don't, but again, high end...quality which means the blocks in their trems are better still than brass (most likely) - again it's about mass. Not the metal used. High end trems made by gotoh for Ibanez fyi, using alloys etc...they know what they're doing
Instead of complaining, making suppositions and baseless claims, perhaps try it yourself. I did. It wasn't the primary reason for me swapping out the trem, but the difference in sustain was glaringly obvious.
Yeah I found I liked my JemDBK with a brass block more, I put one on my 7 string but the extra mass makes the guitar quite heavy so I may swap back. The noiseless springs I find are hit or miss, I found in some cases they can cause issues with bridge grounding but sanding away some finish fixes that. They aren't completely silent but I prefer it to stuffing my backplate with tissue or trying to stuff foam into all my springs.