Tungsten Tremolo Blocks for PRS

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  1. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    After reading some positive reviews from Floyd Rose owners, I asked John Mann if he would consider machining me a few PRS-spec tremolo blocks from tungsten - which is over twice the density and hardness of brass. Looks like he's going to order the raw materials and machine one up.

    :beer:

    I have been trying to find an elegant way to add just a hair more body weight to my Westy. While replacing the metal tuner buttons with ebony really helped with neck dive, a bit more weight in the tremolo would be an elegant solution while positively impacting low-end and sustain. Or so I think. We shall see.

    If this is something that interests you, subscribe to this thread and I'll post my results. If all goes well, I'm sure John would be willing to make more.

    Stay tuned.
     
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  2. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    Interesting idea.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Ain't your Westy got the 1980 spec bridge in it?
     
  4. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Hmmm......................... Tungsten is a biatch to machine. Extremely dense & gummy!
     
  5. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    Yessir. I would only swap the block.

    Then I hope John makes at least one before tossing in the towel! I don't think I could retro-fit one made for a Floyd.
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Ain't that a solid piece-o-brass? Mine ain't got no screws, son.
     
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  7. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    SON OF A...
     
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  8. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    Looks like I'll be needing a brass trem plate. :(
     
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  9. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Subscribed
     
  10. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Hell yes! I want to hear how this turns out.
     
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    Sounds awesome. Curious to see how this turns out.
     
  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    A most excellent adventure!

    If your theory pans out, please take the next step and discover a practical method for achieving nuclear fusion.
     
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    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    fixed.
     
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    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    [​IMG]

    Problem.

    Solved.
     
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  18. John Mann

    John Mann olslowhand
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    Hans , I'm gonna make this. It should happen in December 2014
     
  19. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    Outstanding. I'm going to need a 1980-spec brass plate and saddles to go with it
     
  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    interesting.
     

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