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    Im a big believer in KGP big trem blocks. (or other brands) Ive seen the diff these can make. I have an 87 Kramer Pacer that plays and sounds amazing and sings for days. Im thinking that if its this good stock, then it can be even better.. However, Im almost afraid to mess with it.. haha. Would you leave well enough alone, or would you try to make it better?? this is a reversable thing, so probably no big deal, but there is the cost factor and the tearing it down and all.

    I know Im being silly, but like I said, I dont want to mess up a good thing either.. But if I can make it better...

    a side note: except straplocks, its completely stock. Ive considered putting a diff pup in it, but wont cuz its so dang good as it is..
    Thanks for the input!
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    It's easy to try and change back of need be so if you have the money to spare if it's not liked go for it.

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    Default Re: what would you do?

    Why try and fiddle with a tone you love and say sounds amazing?

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    The old mechanic adage..."If it ain't broke...don't fix it"

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    2 adages sum my opinion up:

    "Never touch a running system"
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    "Better is often the enemy of good"
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    Default Re: what would you do?

    Better would be to play it more......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vengeance View Post
    Why try and fiddle with a tone you love and say sounds amazing?
    That was my first thought but I know some people just like to fiddle with things and it's as harmless a mod as there is.

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    I say go for it. If it's reversible then just remove the block if you don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasshu the humanoid typhoon View Post
    Better would be to play it more......

    I am bro, I am!!

    I'm prolly gonna leave this beasty alone. Im just so impressed with the improvement the blocks have made on my Charvel, I figure this could be even better. But, its set up great and all, I dont think Ill diddle wid it.
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    I think the question really is (and I'm quoting the title of a book) "What would Keith Richard do?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerberus View Post
    2 adages sum my opinion up:

    "Better is often the enemy of good"
    I like this one a lot.
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    I learned a long time ago that the only thing that mattered regarding tone was what my ears thought.
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    Default Re: what would you do?

    Well, it depends, I wouldn't BUY a block just for testing but if you already HAVE one then I don't see the harm in swapping it when you're up for a string change.

    IME the big brass blocks accentuate the lows and to a lesser degree the highs at the expense of the mids.

    If you feel that will be a potential improvement and have the part already I'd say go ahead, otherwise, better to leave well alone...
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    Default Re: what would you do?

    Good idea Bro! But.. all my blocks are in use, so I dont wanna have to teardown one to harvest the block.. Im getting set to purge another batch, so if I sell one with a big block, Ill keep the block off of it..
    Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman335 View Post
    I think the question really is (and I'm quoting the title of a book) "What would Keith Richard do?"
    Keef would say "I dont need no (expletive) wiggly stick on my guitar".
    Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

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    TLDR; Just don't.
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    Default Re: what would you do?

    Well, not one to leave well enough alone, I put a big block on it. And... Was a good thing for 3 reasons. A) It sounds even better now!!! B) I have full use of the trem again. before it was dive only C) when I tore it apart, the screws holding the saddles and some other parts were very rusty and dirty. I cleaned it all up, lemon oiled the board and oiled the rusty bits. And of course, changed strings. Also put some new springs on the trem as the old ones were alittle sacked out. I used some of the vintage ones that KGC sells.. I bought the guitar used about 10 years ago and havent changed a thing but add straplocks. When tuning it up, I also raised a couple of the poles to balance the strings and also raised the treble side of the trem a tiny bit to stop it from fretting out on the high E. So, its had a long overdue setup (tho it was close to perfect), it's clean, shiny, and still sustains like a mother! Im a happy buckaroo!
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    Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

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    That's good to hear Bro!!!
    Y'know, I've been thinking, big blocks are so good at fixing a floyd's most basic downside it kinda annoys me that they aren't "standard issue" on Floyds but an after-market modification...
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    Cost savings. I have seen a couple of upscale guitars recently advertising big blocks as a standard upgrade.
    Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

    Jol Dantzig

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