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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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The $4 trem stopper

I came up with an awesome way to block my trem to dive-only for drop-D tuning, and full floating for E standard tuning. It's nice and cheap (around $4 here in Australia), and uses an every day contraption you might have around the house. Check out my blog post here:

http://www.lonephantom.com/2012/02/t...emolo-stopper/

What do you think? Comments here, and on my blog if you like please!
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 06:04 AM
 
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Re: The $4 trem stopper

nice idea,

I wont be doing it because i have several guitars so if i want to change tunings I use a different guitar.

Its interesting though, I prefer hard tails to floyds because I find if I pick hard I can hear the strings going out of tune more on a floyd,

Maybe with this I could set the floyd to not move until you put a lot of force on the bar and that would stop the unwanted tuning flutter.
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Good blog btw, well produced, clear , good photos and well written.
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Thanks.
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Simple but a very clever idea . Nice one !
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brilliant! now by a bunch of them, change the packaging to say they are specifically for guitars, use some guitar talk that doesn't mean anything like "get more tone" and sell them for $10 each
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That is a fantastic idea!
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unbelievably brilliant! Nice one.....
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brilliant! now by a bunch of them, change the packaging to say they are specifically for guitars, use some guitar talk that doesn't mean anything like "get more tone" and sell them for $10 each
The brass model can be sold for up to 50 bucks, as brass = more tone.

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Great idea!
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brilliant! now by a bunch of them, change the packaging to say they are specifically for guitars, use some guitar talk that doesn't mean anything like "get more tone" and sell them for $10 each
Too late, I have applied for the patent this morning.

But I will sell the rights for $9 per item.
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Re: The $4 trem stopper

Great idea Stephen!!! does it rattle at all while playing?
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Man that was genius!!
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I recommend the Floyd Upgrades noiseless heavy duty springs, that way you can get rid of the horrible spring reverberations that happen with tremolo equipped guitars.
....and as an exchange you'll get the hinge rattle for free, I guess??
When the trem is unblocked I can't imagine, that the lose bolt in that thing rattles less than the hardly to notice spring reverberations.

The idea is cool though!
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When the trem is unblocked I can't imagine, that the lose bolt in that thing rattles less than the hardly to notice spring reverberations.
easy, just buy my $10 bolt rattle correction mod.
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I don't recall it rattling at all. I'll spend some more time with it today and see what it's like. Maybe it depends on the quality of the barrel-bolt. Some may be better than others.
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