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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have been using for quite some time replacement blocks for all my edges and lo pro edges trem units. I have them in Brass and Titanium combined with Brass and Titanium claws as well. Must say I love them... In particular the brass ones.

Does anyone here tried the Stone Tone Sustain Block For Ibanez Lo Pro Edge from Floyd Rose/StoneTone? Feedbacks regarding these will be highly appreciated!

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Do you have any measured tests, done in a controlled repeatable manner? Many ppl think it is placebo which I tend to believe, but also many ppl think that woods dont matter, to which I am against.
BTW, Granite, at least here in the balkans, is a stone used primarily in churches, tombs, graveyards, etc... (yeah too black metal), and is not particularly expensive. Also I would be sceptic with regard to its strength as opposed to Zinc, Brass, Steel, etc...
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Re: Stone Blocks Upgrade?

Vids with distorted tone from youtube are not so helpful.
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Do you have any measured tests, done in a controlled repeatable manner? Many ppl think it is placebo which I tend to believe, but also many ppl think that woods dont matter, to which I am against.
BTW, Granite, at least here in the balkans, is a stone used primarily in churches, tombs, graveyards, etc... (yeah too black metal), and is not particularly expensive. Also I would be sceptic with regard to its strength as opposed to Zinc, Brass, Steel, etc...
I got your point!

What I can say is that, by my personal experience, it makes a considerably difference on some guitars and a more subtle one on others (either way the difference is too big to be a placebo ).

Have you ever tried changing a edge/Lo Pro Edge block for a good brass or titanium one?

The differences in tone, sustain and frequencies on the guitar are immediate. The sound of your guitar will change for sure. But will it sound better? Any answer will be, as always, subjective/relative...

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As you know I already have brass and titanium blocks and know how they perform... I would like to have some inputs regarding the stone ones before I go after them.

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I got your point!

What I can say is that, by my personal experience, it makes a considerably difference on some guitars and a more subtle one on others (either way the difference is too big to be a placebo ).

Have you ever tried changing a edge/Lo Pro Edge block for a good brass or titanium one?

The differences in tone, sustain and frequencies on the guitar are immediate. The sound of your guitar will change for sure. But will it sound better? Any answer will be, as always, subjective/relative...



As you know I already have brass and titanium blocks and know how they perform... I would like to have some inputs regarding the stone ones before I go after them.

Peace,
AK
Olha, e fazer um bloco em "sal„o" ?!? Lol
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Have you ever tried changing a edge/Lo Pro Edge block for a good brass or titanium one?
Unfortunately there is no replacement for my edge zero II-7. I tried once to upgrade to brass my strat's zinc block and did not like it. Also I fitted to another strat the super-vee system, for which I paid a fair amount of money, didn't like it either.

Peace too bro.
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Unfortunately there is no replacement for my edge zero II-7. I tried once to upgrade to brass my strat's zinc block and did not like it. Also I fitted to another strat the super-vee system, for which I paid a fair amount of money, didn't like it either.

Peace too bro.
Too bad . I was tempted to put a super v on one of my Strats but end up going to callahams with great results.

Guess no one around the forum tried a stone block...
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Re: Stone Blocks Upgrade?

put a brass block in my surf green 550...made the tone too sharp for my liking...d.m.
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