• jet66

    You can do it that way. However, since it's a locking trem, it would be a shame to not take advantage of being able to dive, at least. You can fit a thin piece of wood between the sustain block and the trem route to keep it from pulling sharp. A little drop of wood glue will hold it to the body/cavity, but keep it easy to remove if you want to do so later. Then you just tighten the spring claw 'to taste,' to keep enough tension so that the block stays touching the shim, but loose enough to comfortably dive the bar. You might have to experiment to find the right thickness to keep the bridge at the desired angle you want when it is at rest. It will look like so: