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EVH sustain block. steel or Brass

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    EVH sustain block. steel or Brass

    Hi Guys a noob here from Australia. love my EBMM evh's and axis's. and have a question for more experienced EVH owners.

    One of my EVH,s has a black sustain block and trem posts with smaller 3mm hex key adjustment in the top.

    The other has a brass sustain block (same as the axis) and the larger hex trem posts (same as the axis)

    The floyds are the same in that the intonation holes are both the evh style in line, not off set.
    Both are genuine EVH guitars.

    Did EB change the sustain blocks or has someone messed with one of my guitars. Both were bought second hand.....help!

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    welcome to the forum. post the serial numbers in the what's my DOB thread and if you can post some pics of the blocks here. I can post the pics if you aren't able to. BTW what part of Oz are you in?
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    In Melbourne

    Trans aqua 80594 with black block DOB 29.8.91

    Trans purple 87864 with brass axis type block. DOB 8.8.95

    look at the trem posts hex holes.




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    The older ones (your blue) had the offset screws ..later models have the straight screws like the current axis production.
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    I thought it was the other way around

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    The black tremolo block is the Steel block that was originally used in EVH guitars. This was changed to Brass pretty early in EVH production history.

    The tremolo pivot screws were originally designed with the 3mm socket, but there were issues with the socket/wrenches getting rounded (essentially stripping) so they were changed to a 4mm socket.

    If I can determine dates for these changes, I will post an update.

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    Only just caught this thread... Welcome!
    We can do with a few extra aussies around here

    -Cheers for clarifying it Dudley.
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    Thanks Guys, so what is the prefered block by forum members tone wise?

    I have updated the dob on both guitars also.

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    Replace it with a bigger block!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarburetor View Post
    The black tremolo block is the Steel block that was originally used in EVH guitars. This was changed to Brass pretty early in EVH production history.

    The tremolo pivot screws were originally designed with the 3mm socket, but there were issues with the socket/wrenches getting rounded (essentially stripping) so they were changed to a 4mm socket.

    If I can determine dates for these changes, I will post an update.

    Dudley
    That's cool info
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    Well at least you will sleep better tonight knowing that your EVHs were not moded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azazael View Post
    Replace it with a bigger block!
    on its way a floyd upgrades bell brass block and claw for my no.1 axis, the evhs i keep original.

    Also trying the titanum on a frankie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flex5150 View Post
    Also trying the titanum on a frankie.
    Cool! I've wondered about Titanum vs Brass. Like to hear your thoughts...
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    Sure will let you know. Apparently , according to the reviews the brass is better on "thinner" sounding guitars, I would put the MM axis in this category. so Im going with the brass gotoh replacement for that. Where as I have a Custom Mahogany axis body and I'll try the titanium on it and the Frankenstein replica.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    That's cool info
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