Floyd rose height and neck angle

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Floyd rose height and neck angle

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:49 pm

Cornbread wrote:Cool will do. I do everything else but am scared to mess with necks. I will give it a try
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Floyd rose height and neck angle

Post by _xxx_ » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:40 pm

Cornbread wrote:Cool will do. I do everything else but am scared to mess with necks. I will give it a try
You won't mess with the neck, just with the shim :)

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Re: Floyd rose height and neck angle

Post by Cornbread » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:39 pm

Well I did it. It had a shim in it and I removed it. Got the Floyd down to a reasonable height. Got the Dtuna on. Now just to tweak action a tad. But I’m waiting on my trem stopper to properly level it. Thanks for the push. It was staying in tune nearly perfect.

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Re: Floyd rose height and neck angle

Post by Cornbread » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:40 pm

How are those frets looking to you guys


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Floyd rose height and neck angle

Post by sixstring » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:52 pm

Cornbread wrote:How are those frets looking to you guys


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It what sense do you mean?
Look fine from that angle. shrug
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: Floyd rose height and neck angle

Post by Cornbread » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:28 pm

sixstring wrote:
Cornbread wrote:How are those frets looking to you guys


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It what sense do you mean?
Look fine from that angle. shrug
Asking if maybe a recrown or if they look good.


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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:44 am

Cornbread wrote:Asking if maybe a recrown or if they look good.


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The three frets that are visible look good, but hard to say from seeing only the sides. Dunno what the rest of the frets look like shrug .
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Post by sixstring » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:18 am

KickstartMyHeart wrote:
Cornbread wrote:Asking if maybe a recrown or if they look good.


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The three frets that are visible look good, but hard to say from seeing only the sides. Dunno what the rest of the frets look like shrug .
The first 3-4 frets usually get the most abuse.
Use the wear on those as a gauge for a level & crown.
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:53 am

sixstring wrote:The first 3-4 frets usually get the most abuse.
Use the wear on those as a gauge for a level & crown.
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Post by _xxx_ » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:19 am

That's what made me start doing it myself - two out of three guitars I bought have severe wear at the first 3-5 frets... never understood how that's possible, I had guitars I played for decades and none of them had any fret wear worth mentioning.

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