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    EBMM Steve Morse tail block

    What are your thoughts about the tail block on the EBMM Steve Morse..? Personally I don't like it very much, I think it makes an otherwise high-end guitar look kinda cheap.. Are there any alternatives? Has anyone changed it for something else that looks better? On my previous standard 4-pickup SM I actually removed it and installed a Bigsby instead, but I don't think I want to do the same with my Y2D..
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    Last edited by k.strand; 05-30-2021 at 09:39 AM.

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    The Morse tail block is unique.
    You cannot find it on another guitar.
    Thus, it is a good reason to keep it !!!

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    Dig the Bigsby. Then again, that's probably my favorite trem system.
    2018 EBMM Axis BFR in Steel Blue
    2021 EBMM Sabre BFR in Coral Blue Burst
    2020 SbMM Axis in White
    2021 SbMM Axis in Neptune Blue
    ...and some other, lesser, non-MM guitars.

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    Looks???? 1) I don't see how it looks bad 2) it is brass and secured directly to the body with three heavy screws. Ultimate sound transfer. Definitely better than the tailpiece on his original modified franken tele strat.

    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck
    2021 Stingray RS Pacific Blue Sparkle / Maple FB

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    I don't have a Morse, but that Tailblock always looked much better to me, than any other Tunomatic Stoptail Combo.
    Hate that PRS went to that Combo instead of keeping their Wraparound Bridge. That's probably the only thing I'd prefer over the Morse Bridge.
    But I'm not sure a Wraparound is gonna fit on the EBMM Stud Spacing
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    IMO the tail piece is the best feature of the Morse model, actually. That Bigsby looks nice though.

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    I like the one on Steve's #1- it's black rather than chrome.

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    Ok, looks like I'm the only one who doesn't like the tail block then.. ;-)

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    I don't yet own a Morse - it's high on my someday list, for sure - but I love the tailpiece it comes with. It's one of the things that draws me to the model.
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