Replacement blocks for a USA trem

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  1. claythomas

    claythomas Nothing but the best!

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    Guys,
    Does PRS or the aftermarket offer replacement and or upgraded trem blocks. I have a 1995 USA trem that appears to have a smaller and not brass block. It sounds thinner than my other USA CE trems . I have numerous years from 1988 to 2007.
    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    John Mann’s Guitar Vault/MannMade is what you want
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Not so fast..........
     
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  7. claythomas

    claythomas Nothing but the best!

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    I ordered a brass block from FU tone long with brass screws, claw, and noiseless springs. Started the upgrade and pulled the term apart. And saw it was a 1 piece milacon unit. Any ideas about what it is made of?
    I plan to install the brass block on another guitar later.
     
  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Solid brass.
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    This!
     
  10. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    What are noiseless springs???

    Does brass claw make a difference?
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Aren’t they the ones with a “little rubber device”, or am I thinking of Monty Python?!;)
     
  12. n944la

    n944la Master of All Things

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    I replaced my OEM trem with a John Mann 1 piece unit in gold. Afterall....John made a lot of the parts for PRS :)
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  14. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I'm confused, I thought by 95 they were done with one piece trems????
     
  15. testedone

    testedone New Member

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    necro post

    Does the Mann bridge make that much of a difference in the tone?

    looking to swap pup's or the bridge
     
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  16. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Well, the tone will certainly be more Mann-ly.
     
  17. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    To answer the question for real, I wouldn't replace the trem on a USA PRS and expect a significant difference in tone even with the one piece option.

    It'll be nuanced at best.
     
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  18. testedone

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    sorry should have posted in another area, this is an SE
     
  19. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    @littlebadboy Recently replaced the import trem on an S2 with a Mann model, perhaps they can chime in here and regale you with the experience. =)
     
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    Thanks
     

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