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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

http://www.guitarworld.com/article/f...sustain_blocks

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PRO (Brass "Big Block") Enhances midrange tones especially well, fuller highs and lows, greatly improves sustain; (Titanium Block) Reveals and intensifies uppermost overtones, improves note clarity and separation, and lengthens sustain

CON (Brass "Big Block") Very slight reduction in attack; (Titanium Block) Can reduce the warmth in some instruments
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

There are a few threads around here, I just put a brass block on my jem, I didnt see a reduce in attack but I did see an improvement of all the mids, highs and lows. I guess possibly you could say that the lows have less attack from being so much bigger but I dont think so.

Also I'd imagine titanium + ss frets might be too much but im sure most people could deal with the reduced warmth
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

I love them.
http://www.jemsite.com/compare-guiar...Block/reviews/
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

yeah i have one on an Edge and one on an OFR, love them both
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

I have these on all three of my OFR's. My guitars (2 Kramers and a Charvel) sound big and full with them - almost as good as my Les Paul. I would definitely put them on every trem I have going forward!
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

yep, the do work IMO
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

I also bought one of the brass trem claws out of curiosity, and weighed all the ones I had on a simple digital scale. The OFR stock weighed about 10.0grams, the Ibanez EDGE stock weighed about 12.6. The Brass claw from floydupgrades.com weighed in at 13.0g.
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

its not only about the weight its about the density.. and the material used...
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im aware, just giving information for anyone interested
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 04:13 AM
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

I read somewhere that a brass block can make a trem flutter more. Is this true?
I'm thinking about replacing the original block for a brass block on my Lo pro edge. The main reason for this is to get fuller highs and hopefully a longer flutter because I love that effect. This Lo pro flutters but not as good as the Edge trem
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

I have one on one of my project guitars, and the difference (especially compared to a small pot-metal block) was very noticeable.

Another good mod is to upgrade (if they need it) the screws et al on a Floyd-style bridge. The cheaper bridges use plain steel. Good fasteners are hardened, and make quite a difference for very little money.
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

They are great. I've reviewed them here on jemsite, and on my blog. I did a DIY on replacing the blocks with minimal pulling apart of your trem too. Check out my site and look in the DIY section. http://www.lonephantom.com
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

Sounds very interesting But will it improve the flutter on a Lo pro?
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

Which one would fit my Low Pro?
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the Floyd Rose replacement "Big Blocks"

I've been using a brass block in my RG370DX (Lo pro) for a couple of years now, and can safely say it doesn't add any flutter to the trem. That's down to spring tension. I'm not even convinced tat it adds sustain to the guitar but what it does do is add a certain something to the amplified sound. Better all round dynamics and clarity in my view.
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