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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sustain Block Question

Hey everyone, new guy, i've got a rg350dx that I really love the feel and playability of. I'm pretty handy and i work with electronics for a living and I like modding guitars. This is the first double locking trem guitar I've had in quite a few years. I've ordered an OFR and what I'm wondering and is probably a dumb question but will the sustain block for the Edge 3 work with the OFR or do I need to get a replacement? Cool site, Diggin all the info and insight.

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Hey everyone, new guy, i've got a rg350dx that I really love the feel and playability of. I'm pretty handy and i work with electronics for a living and I like modding guitars. This is the first double locking trem guitar I've had in quite a few years. I've ordered an OFR and what I'm wondering and is probably a dumb question but will the sustain block for the Edge 3 work with the OFR or do I need to get a replacement? Cool site, Diggin all the info and insight.

Thanks in advance

and one more thing, why do I have to keep constantly logging in???
No it won't, might I suggest though you take a trip over to Floyd Upgrades. It's a veritable Aladins cave of goodies for your trem. I bought a brass block for a Lo Pro for my RG370dx, made a nice amount of difference, not so much more sustain but much better string separation. Nice.
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Re: Sustain Block Question

Thanks for the info, with that being said, Anyone know what size block will fit ok in a rg350, 32mm, 35, 37, 42??
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Thanks for the info, with that being said, Anyone know what size block will fit ok in a rg350, 32mm, 35, 37, 42??
There's only one size that will fit in the cavity, when you order make sure it's for the Edge trem or email Adam there.
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Re: Sustain Block Question

One of the benefits of getting a Gotoh Floyd as a replacement.....Comes with locking studs AND a brass block!...
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One of the benefits of getting a Gotoh Floyd as a replacement.....Comes with locking studs AND a brass block!...
I also have one of those and it's ace! It works far better than my Lo pro, although I don't think it will be too big to fit into the cavity and get the back plate on! I may be wrong though....
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Re: Sustain Block Question

Gotoh's are awesome. My favourite trem I think.

I have a review here on my blog: http://lonephantom.wordpress.com/200...remolo-review/

Also under the comparison shopping on Jemsite you'll find mine and maybe one or two others.
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I agree Lone....I had my daughters b/f buy one as an upgrade for his Jackson. I was very impressed with it. That thing is bulletproof! Very nice feeling trem that refuses to go out of tune. I only play 7's and I really wish Gotoh offered a 7-string version...
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sustain Block Question

Well, I just finished installing a Dimarzio FRED zebra pickup in the bridge of my RG350DX and an Original Floyd. I can tell you that in my particular RG, the Floyd dropped in so damn easy. The studs lined up perfectly. It comes with a 37 mm block and I got the R9 nut and it is perfect. There is clearance in the cavity for a thicker block. I will post some pics in the near future.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sustain Block Question

OK, some pics.

OFR from 169.00
shipping about 10.00
Rock solid, beat the hell out of it and it still stays in tune.... Priceless

37mm block came with the OFR, fits fine, I think the 42 would have fit also

Make sure it says "Made in Germany"


The OFR studs screwed right into the existing inserts, lined up perfectly

The right side is close but it doesn't hit in any way

Small gap on left side but strings line up perfectly

Finally set up, thank god, quite the pain

End product, I'm loving the "FRED" in the bridge too

I've heard that the tolerances are not really that tight in the manufacturing process but in my particular guitar, the studs were spaced absolutely perfect and the cavity accomodated the OFR nicely. All in all, a pretty easy upgrade. Hope this helps anyone considering this.
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Well done sir! Nice post have an air beer on me! Stick a brass block on it, there is a nice difference in the sond of the guitar!
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Well done sir! Nice post have an air beer on me! Stick a brass block on it, there is a nice difference in the sond of the guitar!

Speaking of improving sustain, how about the pickup connection to the body? They are the only device that eventually collect the whole sound on electric guitar and transfer it to the amp. In my Ibanez RG series (and I suppose most of them), they are connected to the body via just long screws going thru pickup rings and some thin springs (like the ones in pencil) that push them away from the body. How about that? How can pickups actually "pick" the sustain of the body vibrating, if they are only connected the way I described? (aside from standard electro-magnetic picking of the sound of strings). Thanks.
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[QUOTE=kokyman;981335]Speaking of improving sustain, how about the pickup connection to the body? They are the only device that eventually collect the whole sound on electric guitar and transfer it to the amp. In my Ibanez RG series (and I suppose most of them), they are connected to the body via just long screws going thru pickup rings and some thin springs (like the ones in pencil) that push them away from the body. How about that? How can pickups actually "pick" the sustain of the body vibrating, if they are only connected the way I described? (aside from standard electro-magnetic picking of the sound of strings). Thanks.[/QUOTE

Crank the gain up on your amp. Tap on the guitar body while muting the strings, youll hear all kinds of noise. Joe satriani and some other guitarist ive seen use foam stuffed around the neck pickup alot of time to reduce unwanted vibrations. Some guitars intentionally have the pickups bolted to the body to increase this effect. Guitar pickups have lots of microphonic properties, you can even speak into some guitar pickups and hear it through your amp.
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