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Old 09-23-2008, 10:27 AM
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I saw one on an old Jem from one of the catalogs.
What is it, and exactly what does it do?
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Ibanez Tremolo Unfloating Block


These units have caused some confusion of JEM10 owners. Pictured above is a tremolo unfloating block which Ibanez includes in some new JEMs. It installs in the tremolo cavity to allow the tremolo to rest on the block, and thus not float anymore. When installed the tremolo will only drop notes flat, not allow for pulling notes sharp. Sacrilegious I know, but someone must have requested these. All JEM10s should have shipped with these (hence it's chrome color). In addition and some random newer JEMs have these as well, such as 7VWH and 7BSBs. Not sure why Ibanez is inconsistent in their inclusion or omission. Not sure who uses them either ;->
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:06 PM
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Here's a pic from an old catalog, I think from 89.


Ok, doing a little research (ibanezrules tech section) I found out the block lock was a piece of metal that supposedly locked the springs to the trem block. Does it make a difference? Dunno. Other trems have worked fine without one.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:24 PM
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Dam i was a mile off thinking of something else my badYep my lo pro has that lock i could see what it is good for butt hats about as useless as tits on a bullfrog.I may even take mine off to save weigth ....
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Maybe somebody somewhere had a spring work it's way loose
during some serious trem abuse; swinging the guitar around by the
bar or something.
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Herman Ri?
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YEP herman can we all need bridge guards too
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All the cool guys have them.
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