Tungsten Tremolo Blocks for PRS

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  1. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    Almost 4 years later... come on, John! Don't make me beg in public.
     
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  2. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Isn't all the tungsten used for the production of that other PRS guitar? ;):D
     
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    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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  4. bodia

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

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    I'm just hoping for another small run of 1980's. I've got a Westie that would love one!
     
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  5. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I have made you an offer you can refuse! ;)
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Wut? Why wasn't I in on that email? I have a DC3 with birds for you, maybe...


    Edit: I was in on that email, I just smoked so much angel dust I didn't remember.
     
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  7. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Eggplant emoji!
     
  8. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I mean... is that prototype really on the block?
     
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  9. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I'll email you buddy :)

    I'm still in for a Tungsten block btw!
     
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  10. bodia

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

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    I know, but I can't snatch it out of the hands of the great housewife. It'd make a b!tchin' Mothers Day present.
     
  11. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    That would be the cheap cast blocks, made of "zinc", or of softer leaded steel, or even "copper infused" cast blocks, that come on many guitars. I have replaced many of those blocks with Callahams, and there is a very noticeable increase in sustain and harmonics. You can definitely do a sound test by tapping each material. The huge weight difference is easily measurable (CRS heavier). As for brass vs steel vs tungsten, etc, I guess that is personal preference, neither is better, just different. IME, it is apparent that cast blocks are inferior to CRS blocks like the Callaham, for sound qualities.

    In relation to the tungsten, I remember a friend that worked in a machine shop years ago, and he worked with powdered tungsten, just poured it in a mold and put it in a press to get the finished product. Couldn't that be done for a bridge block? Seems there would be minimum machining that way. Or is there a difference between a powdered piece and some other method of construction?
     
  12. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    I still want a few. Just sayin'...

    :)
     
  13. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I could be interested if it's not too terrible expensive
     
  14. 90sMcCarty

    90sMcCarty New Member

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    Interesting idea. Too bad it seems to have stalled.

    Was the raw material just too expensive?
     
  15. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    Probably a question best answered by by John. Recommend anyone really interested weigh-in on his FaceBook Page. Look a few posts down and you'll see this discussion.

    https://www.facebook.com/olslowhands?fref=search&__tn__=,d,P-R&eid=ARBb73n8UyXq-6XqqyxBKNVosjU2S9TvSYG51sM-_N5FM7snqMoYHdFqIo9uzc8tc6MbLsRDDg4M0C0N

    The most expensive one I could find for Floyd users is a hair over $150. I would guess that John would need a little more than that for a small run. I am good for at least 3.

    https://floydrose.com/products/frotub?variant=29837597074
     
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  16. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I just want a version of his Fatback bridge that is a direct refit for the SE277.
     
  17. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    John said he can't get to this for a while - at least 6 months. I have a plan B (and he lives in Yorktown).
     
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  18. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    Almost 6 six years since the original request. Still want one.

    Come on, John!
     
  19. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    And home builders have a bad rap on being on time.
     
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  20. Shawn@PRS

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    You're a pit bull! LOL
     

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