Re: Evolution pickups
@ Fowleri I generally ignore ridiculous posts like yours, but since you quoted me and caught me on a rough morning I feel compelled to respond. And take whatever offence you want to this.
You cannot be more wrong with your claims. If a guitar virtuoso does not use a larger brass block, that is their preference on what tone they are trying to achieve. Thatís awfully close to saying something stupid like because Kerry King of Slayer doesnít use a Fender custom shop Texas special pickup itís a crapola gimmick pickup. A personís preference will not change the laws of physics. Iíve already explained how it works so I wonít repeat myself. But based on your responses here and other topics I wouldnít expect a person who canít grasp the concept of how to change strings on a Floyd Rose bridge to understand.
The one way to as you said ďprove that the brass block suggestion is a crapolaĒ is to either do a little research, make your own comparison or both. You donít even need to get all scientific with it. A simple change it out and see what happens will be sufficient. I highly doubt youíll do this for yourself. Even if you did I doubt youíd understand the results.
And also, no you canít just Velcro some pocket change to your trem block and get the same effect. It would need to be better secured to the bock to achieve the desired effect. The ESP trem stabilizer you mention can add to sustain not because it has a little brass wheel, but because it is screwed to the body and makes solid contact with the trem block. Therefore it changes the dynamic of the strings vibration enough, meaning that thereís enough added mass and vibration transference to the body to produce slightly more noticeable sustain. And the material does not have to be brass either, it can be anything solid & dense enough to produce a change. A couple of quarters wonít be enough.
Youíd be best to keep baseless comments to yourself. Youíve already proved you donít know about such things and are unwilling to take expertís advice or even attempt to learn. All youíre going to end up doing is confusing someone and cluttering up an otherwise useful topic. Maybe after you gained some knowledge and have some evidence or reasonable explanation to back up your claim you can add to the conversation.