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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:46 am 
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_xxx_ wrote:

If you don't want to replace the trem for a locking one, you can just buy a set of original Schaller saddles and locking screws (thicker Schaller Floyd II version) and replace the non-locking saddles you have now. It's the "low-cost" upgrade to a double-locking system.


Thanks for the replies.

Just to confirm the trem would not be a floating trem would it? As it sits on top of the body, so there wont be any crazy dive bombs etc?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:01 am 
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Divebombs will work just fine, only pull-ups won't be possible.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:12 am 
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Thanks for the reply.

I Was thinking of getting these saddles:

http://www.northwestguitars.co.uk/set-o ... e-saddles/

What do you think? Would it be easy to install?

This nut also:

http://www.northwestguitars.co.uk/floyd ... c-guitars/


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Would work, but no great quality there. If you want the good stuff, try here:
http://rockinger.com/index.php?lang=ENG&list=WG075

You'd need saddles, screws and lock blocks.

You will definitely need these screws, thicker Floyd II type:
http://rockinger.com/index.php?cat=WG07 ... duct=16073

Swapping them is easy, no hassle there. Old stuff out, new stuff in.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Every time I buy a used guitar I have to tweak the neck to my personal preference. All of the above are good recommendations. I would go to the low e string. Press the string down at the last fret (on the fret itself). Then check how much space is between the string and the frets (check around the 10th-12th fret). If there is a lot of space, you will need to remove the neck and tighten the truss rod. This will flatten the neck out. Only if this, or adjusting the action of the Floyd doesn't work would I use the shims.

Hope you enjoy the guitar!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:25 am 
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Thanks for the replies.

I've tweaked the truss rod, and added a shim. The action is much better but I do get buzzing around the 12th fret especially on the top e string.

I've taken a photo looking down the fretboard, you can just make out a few lumpy frets about half way down. Would this be causing the buzzing?

What do you guys think? Do I a need a guitar tech to fix this?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:17 am 
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If it's just one or two frets, get a plastic hammer and try to gently(!) knock in the next fret after the one where it buzzes. If the buzz is at 12th, hammer the 13th a bit etc. As said, gently and gradually - don't overdo it, or you'll get the buzz at the next fret. For a small height difference it should work, of course it can't work for like 1mm of height difference.

Make sure to pull away the strings, otherwise you'll drive notches into the frets when you hit the string.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:23 pm 
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You can do this without shims

Replace the super thick Floyd rose 2 base.plste with a regular and much thinner floyd rose base plate!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:08 am 
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That's like $90, not a good deal.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:44 am 
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The area where the saddles sit is basically the same thickness. The knife edges are in the same position as well. Nothing gained.

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