Why do some people dampen or change their tremolo springs on a strat?

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by BlueSquirrel, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-Nut

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    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    Right, thanks.
    It looks like you also have a brass block in, did it make any change to the sound and/or the guitar's resonance?
     
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  2. Tundrawalker00

    Tundrawalker00 Squier Talker

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    I found this thread as I was looking at trying the fu-tone springs, which are coated and come in different strengths. The System 1 bridge seems to allow all kinds of weird artifact noises that I've been playing whack-a-mole with. Might try them.
     
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  3. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Meister

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    Dec 7, 2018
    GA

    Yes I notice it on how long it holds the note and sounds more solid, if that makes any sense, I have replaced all my Squier blocks with full size brass blocks. 20190307_125100.jpg 20181208_233240.jpg
     
  4. I believe as @TEXINGA does that the brass full sized trem block has a definite tonal and sustain quality.
    I've done it on three upgrades. (covers removed)

    A white "Rhino" SE. (prior to ground solder)
    Brass-01.jpg


    Classic Vibe 50's.
    Brass-03.jpg


    Deluxe Hotrails
    Brass-02.jpg


    Cheers, Barrie.

     
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  5. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Meister

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  6. squier-esquire

    squier-esquire Squier-holic

    May 27, 2012
    USA
    If I have a trem, I usually add a GFS block and then either add all the springs and tighten the claw to keep the tremolo from wiggling. Or just add a wedge of wood to keep the trem from moving.

    But this is of no help lol
     
  7. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Meister

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    Dec 7, 2018
    GA

    Yes I do! On every Squier I have has been changed out. Makes a BIG diff.

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