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Username: zn_bassman

Post Number: 62
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post

I've seen much discussion on this, and I'm looking for feedback from owners as follows:

1. On a set-neck, how much sustain does a block add?

2. Same re: neck-thru?

3. What's the effect on the tone (I understand it tends to add brightness)?

4. Has anybody tried a block made of ebony or another "deep" tonewood? What's the story on such - does it add any bassiness/depth?
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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 529
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

Zvi, here's a thread from last summer about sustain blocks.
Username: zn_bassman

Post Number: 65
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 12:24 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Rich. I've seen that one already. What I'm looking for is stories from the field, especially relating to the specific questions I posted. I'm considering some mods to my 2 current Alembics, plus thinking ahead to a future project or 2.

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