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Axesrus 52.38mm (2 1/16") Tremolo - Cast Steel Block
Axesrus 52.38mm (2 1/16") Tremolo - Cast Steel Block

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What really caught our eye was those all important measurements, with the narrow 52.38mm (2 1/16") string and screw spacing and full sized block.

The steel block is incredibly rare on most narrow string spacing trems spaced tremolos and whilst steel is considered an upgrade over zinc, it's worth bearing in mind that tone is a very personal thing and whilst the majority prefer steel, there’s always a place for different opinions on guitars.

Firstly, steel is a more expensive material, so that’s reflected in the price, but from a tonal perspective, steel has a much more aggressive character to its sound. Sustain is probably the first thing people talk about when comparing Steel and Zinc, with Steel being much more pronounced, and the high end very crisp and bright. Another point worth noting is that steel seems to offer a volume boost.

Whilst Zinc is more suited to modern sound, Steel really captures that vintage sound with ease – that crisp, biting quack from the 50s and 60s absolutely shines through in the mix.

Supplied with trem arm, springs, screws, claw and Hex key.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A very good cost-effective strat bridge upgrade November 29, 2019
Reviewer: K-R from Poole, United Kingdom  
This is a very good upgrade.  The chafer on the underside of the bridge plate is very similar to the Callaham Bridge (a premium product at a premium price).  The grooves in the bridge plate for the top and bottom string saddle bolts ensure that the saddles stay in place.  The trem-arm now rests in a very reachable position when not in use.  There is a bit of rattle but I can live with that!

I had a few installation problems as follows:

1)  Block - The Axesrus block is wider that the original.  This resulted in the block rubbing along the edge of the body cavity - easily solved by making the cavity wider.

2) The six bridge screws
The screws on my guitar aren't quite evenly spaced.  The new screws are larger in diameter than the old and didn't allow the bridge plate to move freely.  The old screws worked fine.

3)  Springs
Use the new springs.  The old ones may not fit the AXERUS block.

Was it worth all the effort required to install this bridge - MOST DEFINITELY!!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 This week I'll mostly be... July 10, 2019
Reviewer: Dave K... from IRELAND  
For the last 3 months I have mostly been pulling my hair out and eating all things tremolo :-)

I installed this complete unit in an 97 Chinese Squier - plus bone nut, full size pots and 5-way switch, all from Axesrus - what a difference. A well made guitar is now a tone machine - more sustain, great floating trem, I am sure the alnico PUs that replaced the stock ceramics also make a difference. But bang for buck you simply cannot beat this full size steel block tremolo unit from Axesrus.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Brilliant for the price February 17, 2018
Reviewer: Jodie Kelly from Ballymena, United Kingdom  
I'm modding an old strat and this is the perfect bridge for the job. Great quality. Only downside is the trem arm didn't fit but nobody else seemed to have that problem so maybe it was a one off. Definitely worth the money though I'll be buying from here again.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent quality and tone for the money September 27, 2017
Reviewer: Pete Moulton from BRENTWOOD, .United Kingdom  
Installed in an Aria STG-03 Wilkinson Alnico V vintage single coils, Oak Grigsby 5 way, CTS Pots, bridge blender, Schaller locking tuners etc. Overall the Axesrus vintage trem with a Steel block gives the Aria more of a 'glassy Strat' tone. These are the immediately noticable differences we heard:

[1] Notes have a sharper attack across all switch and blender positions.
[2] The tone has a more 'punchy' quality to it.
[3] Notes have a bit more top end sparkle/sizzle and clarity.
[4] The mix positions have a more noticable 'bell' tone quality about them.
[5] Notes sustain for a few seconds longer than previously.

My bro doesn't really use trem much, but our limited testing indicated that the pitch stability is rock solid. However, the Aria also has Schaller locking tuners, so it would be difficult to determine how much of a contribution each component makes to the overall pitch stability.

Thanks for your advice Craig.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Upgraded my Classic Vibe 50's Strat March 11, 2015
Reviewer: Raymond Elma from Glasgow, United Kingdom  
bought this to upgrade my classic vibes 50's strat, perfect fit. Much better note definition once this was fitted due to it having a steel block. Only thing for me that stopped it from getting 5 stars was the height adjustment screws for the low and high e are full size, these should be the smaller size to keep your hand from getting scratched. My way round with was to use the original saddles that came with the guitar.

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