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Post by Westbone on Fri May 06, 2016 5:00 am

Seen plenty FT trems but never one with a brass trem block. Factory fitted.
Anyone else have this on their guitars?
This is off a DX '86




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Post by corsair on Fri May 06, 2016 5:37 am

Nope! Nice!!

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Post by Barry on Fri May 06, 2016 11:06 am

Wow, very nice. Must have been using up materials in the shop's inventory??

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri May 06, 2016 1:54 pm

Could it be custom made 3rd party?
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Post by Westbone on Fri May 06, 2016 4:33 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:Could it be custom made 3rd party?
Nope! Factory fitted.

There is a plausable reason why it's brass. Have you worked it out yet? It's staring you in the face....cyclops
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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Fri May 06, 2016 8:45 pm

Lefty? There's gotta be more to it than that...
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Post by Westbone on Fri May 06, 2016 9:57 pm

Why?
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Post by Barry on Fri May 06, 2016 10:03 pm

Good call methinks Steve. Limited production and all that.

Damian, that's from the guitar in the FCN box on eBay yes?
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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Fri May 06, 2016 10:29 pm

There are quite a bit of why's imho..
Why are the saddle glides so short or none on the 4 middle strings of the plate?
Why is it not mounted straighter, it seems to be at an acute angle? (compared to what I've seen)
Does the trem arm mount the traditional way of the right handed BM FT?
Many hmmss... Wink
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Post by Westbone on Sat May 07, 2016 5:33 am

DimensionIV-addict wrote:Lefty? There's gotta be more to it than that...
Exactly it's that simple.
Probably cheaper to not make a mould to cast a few in comparison to r/hand pot metal blocks. Lucky for the left hookers.
Don't see many l/handers to compare it to.


Indeed that's the same one Barry, good nick eh.

Here's a shot with an FT, can't be bothered to get the FX out but basically the same bridge.
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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Sat May 07, 2016 9:37 am

Lucky lefties!
So much for equal 'rights'... clown
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Post by The Chad on Mon May 09, 2016 1:20 pm

That's really cool.  Lucky lefties. 

I brass blocked my Dynasty's Gotoh floyd.  Actually made a difference in tone.  Pretty cool.
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Re: FT brass trem block

Post by Barry on Mon May 09, 2016 6:11 pm

Millions of brass monkeys in the choir concur.  clown

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