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    Quote Originally Posted by P&WWarrior View Post
    Do we know how many of these are being made? I have to wait for my tax refund to come in (probably by the 20th) and I really hope I don't end up being too late to the party... BTW if the "white" one up there was really white, I would legit sell my car and walk to work to be able to buy it now lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    Our order just shipped out last night, I'm guessing it will arrive here next Tuesday/Wednesday.
    Cool Pete thanx very much can&rsquo;t wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrydave70 View Post
    I saw pics of that from the NAMM announcements. The light blue is gorgeous. Gotta have one of these when they make it over to the UK (at vastly inflated prices).
    Word from my mate is retail is 450 Due in the UK in August.

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    I was really excited to see this guitar, then my heart broke when I saw it has a trem. Really surprised they didn't go with a hardtail especially considering it's the budget version. And dang, it even comes in Daphne blue with a tortoise guard ... I would have been all over this, but I have zero interest in that trem.

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    Why not just put 5 springs in it and block it?
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    yup.... easy to 'hard tail' a trem....
    not so much to 'trem' a hard tail....
    Some folks really enjoy the extra built-in reverb you get from a decked trem guitar....
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    The MM Albert Lee trem version is SSS and the HH version is a hardtail. The Sterline HH is a trem ... yeah, it's disappointing. They're not even consistent across their product lines. Can't say I've ever wanted a guitar badly enough that I'd block a trem for it. Not really into kludgy hacks.

    Still cool to see this model come to a lower price point, and there is hope that maybe next model year Sterling will expand their offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadia View Post
    The MM Albert Lee trem version is SSS and the HH version is a hardtail. The Sterline HH is a trem ... yeah, it's disappointing. They're not even consistent across their product lines. Can't say I've ever wanted a guitar badly enough that I'd block a trem for it. Not really into kludgy hacks.

    Still cool to see this model come to a lower price point, and there is hope that maybe next model year Sterling will expand their offerings.
    A slight correction - the MM Albert Lee HH is available as either a Tremolo or a Hardtail, you have a choice.
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    "Kludgy hacks"?
    Setting up and decking a trem is basic skills.
    Also, all 3 versions of the MM AL have been available with and without trems...
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    Was gonna say "kludgy hacks" depends on who does it. I get folks don't like trems. Blocking is one way to get past it if you really like a guitar that doesn't offer a hard tail. I've done it on lots of guitars where I don't use the trem at all.

    More info is now available on the Sterling website. There are some typos and wrong info on some pages but it's up now!
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    I do not think adding springs is a Kludgy hack? What is Kludgy BTW? I too prefer hard tails but it does not stop me from buying a guitar I like or want. My new BFR Cutlass will be getting the spring treatment as soon as I change the strings.

    Only thing keeping me from the Sterling AL HH are the colors, bored with black and I really do not want to get into what I think about that color thats being called blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweat View Post
    … and I really do not want to get into what I think about that color thats being called blue.
    LOL!

    I think some folks are excited about that color! But yeah, you and me both...

    I like sparkles and pearls...
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    I have a question- asked form a position of absolute ignorance: Why would a trem need to be blocked at all?
    Once its flat to the body and the screws are tightened, and you've took the arm out, what extra gain does blocking it provide?

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    Two reasons I can think of:
    1. It makes sure the teen NEVER moves
    2. Some folks believe that the block creates more mass and a more solid connection between the body and the term block similar to what a solid strings thru body would give you.

    I just like it because it’s removable if you ever want to use the term or if you sell the instrument and it doesn’t hurt it in any way. I have an 80s Schecter strat copy setup this way and i like it :-) YMMV
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    Ok, thanks for the info. I understand blocking it if you want to keep it a floating position and have the luxury of slipping the block in and out to go trem to no trem and back.
    But if it’s decked anyway....
    (I don’t believe number 2 personally but then I’ve not got a great ear for The subtleties)

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