61 RI Sideways Vibrola blocking kit

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  1. Pat H

    Pat H New Member

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    Hi All,
    I just received my Vibrola block kit from mojoaxe.com. Installation was a snap. Even with my limited ear I could tell a huge difference in tone. Most notable was the sustain. As I told Dan from mojoaxe, I strummed it last night and it was still ringing this morning:). Ive had the guitar for a month and never really used the vibrola, just love the look.
    Money well spent.
     

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  2. batarang78

    batarang78 New Member

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    That's cool! I'm ordering one too, and I honestly think a lot of it comes from those being made out of titanium. In my experience, guitars plus titanium materials equals GOOD.
     
  3. indeedido

    indeedido New Member

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    The tone is in the sticker on the pickguard. :D

    Pic without the cover?
     
  4. Pat H

    Pat H New Member

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    There is not really much to see without the cover. There are some YouTube videos on the install where you can get a look at the kit.
     
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    indeedido New Member

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    I saw they have the VibroStop but it's only for original units not reissues. Do they have something for modern versions? What did you use?
     
  6. Pat H

    Pat H New Member

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    I sent an email to the site and asked for the kit for the modern vibrola. They don't have it listed on the site yet I assume.
     
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    everdying Well-Known Member

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    why didnt u just take out the springs?
     
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  8. Pat H

    Pat H New Member

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    The kit locks the whole vibrola unit to the guitar body. Much more stable than just removing springs. I'm sure there are DYI methods to get the same result. I didn't want to risk my DYI skills on a brand new, relatively expensive, guitar.
     
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  9. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    How’s the stability?
     
  10. KS 5150

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    That's what I did on mine, and it works great!
     
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