I was getting annoyed with the sympathetic vibrations from Dottie's trem cavity, and also decided I needed something to drink. I figured I would knock out both problems in one efficient motion.
TO THE KITCHEN.
I have a bad habit of cannibalizing just about everything I can get my hands on to MacGyver it into some (almost) problem solving configuration.
After digging through my drawers trying to find something close the the right diameter, I settled on....
I literally have 14 of these containers of glow bracelets. I had a lengthy paragraph attempting to explain why I have so many, but I decided to replace it with this sentence instead. Fuck it. Glow bracelets are awesome. Don't judge me.
I drained one, and cut it up into four pieces each a little longer than half the length of a compressed trem spring. The only drawback is the glass inside, which you have to make sure you flush out completely. Or you could rub it all over yourself. It really depends.
On their own, they're not quite the right diameter.
With 1/4" heat shrink covering them, they're perfect.
It only took about three minutes of my time, and ended up working much better than I'd expected. They fit nice and snug, and the guitar sounds noticeably better.
Because fuck tissue.
I just wrap a couple wraps of electrical tape around the outside of the springs, but I guess this works too