Big brass block sucks a big phat ....

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Re: Big brass block sucks a big phat ....

Post by darrend » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:33 pm

Just measured a patent-sticker FRT-3 Floyd with a steel block and it's almost exactly 1/2" thick.

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Re: Big brass block sucks a big phat ....

Post by LhKramerLunatic » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:50 pm

darrend wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:33 pm
Just measured a patent-sticker FRT-3 Floyd with a steel block and it's almost exactly 1/2" thick.
Sweet thx you :thumbs :toast
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Re: Big brass block sucks a big phat ....

Post by _xxx_ » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 am

80sChris wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Given the way people go on about authentic steel blocks on strats it's strange they're not more common on Floyds, especially as that's what Eddie was supposed to have used.
Makes it sound too twangy and trebl-y, brass sounds better IMO, more balanced. Strat trems are lower mass and the bent saddles soften the tone, so there it's more beneficial.

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Re: Big brass block sucks a big phat ....

Post by LhKramerLunatic » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:19 am

_xxx_ wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 am
80sChris wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Given the way people go on about authentic steel blocks on strats it's strange they're not more common on Floyds, especially as that's what Eddie was supposed to have used.
Makes it sound too twangy and trebl-y, brass sounds better IMO, more balanced. Strat trems are lower mass and the bent saddles soften the tone, so there it's more beneficial.
Im gonna make a steel one and compare it too the FR brass version I've got on my baretta and see if it's any better or worse or does nada :poke :thumbs
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Re: Big brass block sucks a big phat ....

Post by _xxx_ » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:17 am

It is definitely different, depending on yout taste you might as well like it.

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