Locking trem block

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by jazzalta, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. jazzalta

    jazzalta Tele-Meister

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    Has anybody tried the TailFeather locking trem block? If so, what do you think? I want to replace mine on my Hwy 1 and am looking for something more stable. Thanks in advance. Oh, the webpage is http://www.tailfeatherz.com.
     
  2. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Tailfather? IMO, not wanted or needed. I wanna hear the vibes of those springs, not lose them.

    Wanna go "hardtail"? All ya gotta do is screw in the trem claw and/or add on another trem spring or two. No need to "block" the trem. I get the bridge's butt pulled solidly down to the g'tar top. I'll adjust the spring tension via the claw, and number of springs, so that with a bit of right hand palm effort the trem will function, yet deep double stop bends won't move the bridge at a bit. There ya go, best of both worlds - trem & hardtail. YMMV.
     
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    I agree. You don't need the Tailfeather.

    But I still have one. I was happy with how it played before, I'm a bit happier with it now. The only concrete difference I sense is that the guitar is a tad lighter. Tuning stability and sustain... I wouldn't really know, may be a slight bit of each, but I wouldn't vouch for it.

    I have never used the trem, though I like to hear some others use them.
     
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    BTW - if you've got access to a drill press or hand drill, two bolts (say, 1/4x20) and a likewise thread tap, you can convert most any trem block into a Tailfeatherz. And it's easily reversible back to a working trem. But why bother - just stiffen up the trem and be done with it.

    The ONLY redeeming feature of the Tailfeather is taking off 3-8 oz of total Strat weight.
     
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    I READ you loud and clear. :D
     
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