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Old 01-03-2018, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LouieAtienza View Post
If you have vibrations on the springs and trem block, then they're not using that energy vibrating the wood. That's fine because part of the Strat sound is that "reverb" chamber of the trem springs. But if you block the trem and tighten the springs, then they'll resonate differently.
Good points all around. There must be a sweet spot, say, a block of softer wood that minimally absorbs the blocks vibration (hence the springs resonance) yet prohibits the block from backward motion. Maybe balsa? Certainly would be easy to hand cut to shape. I think I’ll try that. I can buy chunks at any hobby craft shop.
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