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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:45 pm 
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It isnt a LSR roller bridge; however the b.c rich already had a strange shelf due to the fact that thr b.c rich originally had some sort of fake floyd rip off with a weird locking nut system... so the locking nut fit on without issue. All i had to do was screw it down.

Maybe ill get a kahler locker. Only issue will be figuring out how to tune it without fine tuners!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:02 pm 
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Any roller nut would need FB material removed. It has to do with the physical break point of the string at 25.5" and it's relation to the first fret.
A standard nut has it at the leading edge. Impossible to have a roller right at the leading edge therefore the material is removed to allow for the 25.5" scale at the top of the roller.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:41 pm 
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I have had battles with BC Rich guitars over the years.
It is one of those brands of guitars that always wants to pick a fight with you over something. Like a crazy ex girl friend. LOL.
Throw a Floyd system in it, and move on.
A Wilkinson is a great tremolo for a strat style build. Save it for a different project.
Nice job on the rescue.
I like it when people try to save guitars and make them useful again.
Parting out guitars for money, just seems wrong to me.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:59 pm 
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Very nice - Great job. :thumbs

Cool to see a BC Rich all striped up.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:20 pm 
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Graphtech nut


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:08 pm 
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Welp I found the magic secret formula to fix the issues I was having; a squirt of WD40 :roll

I usually hate WD40 cause it gets on everything and causes a mess, but decided you know ,why not just see what happens? Squirted a bit in every saddle, down the saddle slots, and on/in-between the nut and rollers and guess what? Now I can't even FORCE it out of tune. It's like a switch was flicked on this thing.

There must have been some dirt or debris somewhere on the system binding up the string, but now it was flushed out/lubed up enough to eliminate the issue.

Also it turns out I didn't have a dead fret; there was a LIFTED fret that needed to be tapped down. Now I only have a minor fret 'fart' somewhere around 17 on the high B, but only if I bend it a certain way. May just have to raise that saddle a bit or sand down some fret material.

I've always loved the way this guitar sounded, no matter what it looked like, and I sure missed playing it; it just has this awesome tone to it that has this nice hair and clarity to it... all with a GFS Fat Pat. Also the cheap 'garbage' neck pickup is pretty low output, so switching to it while on a dirty channel almost turns the amp into a two channel amp, and its very clear and 'stratty' sounding.

It's honestly my favorite SOUNDING guitar out of everything in my collection, it just has a magic to it. Now that it looks good again, I'll definatly be playing her much, much more.

I'll be posting a video at some point, playing through that amp I made. I added even more switches :roll But now you can switch between some sort of EVH mod, a Slash #34 mod JCM800, a Stock jcm800, and a Rhandy Rhoads/ Yngwie style Superlead modded amp sound. Also re-voiced the second channel and made it into a bassman sort. brought it in to the local guitar shop I frequent and the owner wants me to make these amps and sell them :roll :roll boy if only! Two customers who had popped in were super curious about the amp too and were blown away not only by how loud it was for 5-12 watts, but by how BIG it sounded. It's such a sleeper beasty.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:59 am 
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Some drunken fun!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:39 am 
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Jarrodthebobo wrote:
Only issue will be figuring out how to tune it without fine tuners!


Use the intonation screws! :bong :chainsaw

Looks fine now, glad you found a solution :thumbs


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:18 am 
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_xxx_ wrote:
Jarrodthebobo wrote:
Only issue will be figuring out how to tune it without fine tuners!


Use the intonation screws! :bong :chainsaw

Looks fine now, glad you found a solution :thumbs

Intonation screws on the Wilkinson? scratch_head

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:55 pm 
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Not the non-existent fine tuners, but intonation screws instead... It was a joke obviously ;)

Of course there are intonation screws in a Wilkinson, see rear side of the saddles.


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