New Trem Day!

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  1. Narsh

    Narsh Well-Known Member

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    Swapped out the Lo TRS-II for a Gotoh 1966t on the JS100 and wow, Sustainorama and it is smooth like butter. Huge improvement over stock!

    Check out the look and Brad's block below.
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    Narsh Well-Known Member

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    I'll post some sounds later this week. The house is getting painted and I have a mess everywhere.
     
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    You beat me to it - I have been too busy to do my new trem day! So, happy new trem day!

    Honestly, I was the biggest skeptic regarding replacing a Tremolo bridge for better tone. I really liked my Squire Affinity's tone. But I thought for $40, I can get a drop in replacement that was guaranteed to be hardened steel with vintage saddles. Now my tone has a little more top end and sustain for days. I could tell when I was making the clips for @Briandress 's pickguard two weeks ago.
     

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    better looking trem that's for sure

    makes it look like it belongs there
     
  5. Narsh

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    That big old brass block sure helps!!!

    And I agree - it does look the part...
     
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    Congrats mate! Loving the pickguard btw.
     
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    Cool dude! What did that bridge run ya?

    I know Gotoh has a following for the feel of their Floyd's as a hand rest, hadn't heard about other tone or swing benefits.

    I will say I prefer Gotoh tuners for looks, feel and aesthetics.

    You know the funny thing is I spent years chasing bigger, heavier Floyd's for the thickest tone and longest sustain and eventually I found the magic combo is a light Floyd with heavy sustain block.

    If you love big blocks and like to tinker, I'd highly recommend a big steel block. I find this stays clear and crisp because it adds the fat without the sometimes muddiness or honkiness of brass.
     
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    It was right around $100
     
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    That looks great!

    I put a big brass block in a Squier and it made a huge difference. I can feel the vibrations in that guitar body more than any other of my guitars I think.

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    HNTD! I am going to run the same bridge on my 5150 project. They are quality bridges.

    Did you need to modify the route at all?
     
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    i was gonna do that if I kept my S470; same old and new bridges.
    Should be a drop in, no mods, or so they said...
    What say you Mr. Narsh?
     
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    This was a lo trs2 and was a totally easy drop in. I would do some research to make sure it fits the cavity correctly. What trembis in the s470? I had a s570 with the trem that you can adjust and lock from the back and it was darn good.
     
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    Do you have to attend a class and get certified to use that thing?
     
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    Not at all... You push it and it makes funny noises.
     
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    Dang sounds like my playing!
     

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