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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Floyd nut dilemma

Hi all,

You guys are always a big help. I figured also that this is the place to ask about Floyd Roses

I pretty much have had Floyds on all of my guitars since I was a kid but I have one with a strat trem that I recently bought. It has a neck on it that is set up and playing great with the guitar, and I donít want to mess with it. However, itís a Floyd nut. I have been playing without the lock blocks, and using locking tuners. Works great but I get this really loud high-pitched harmonic when I play the open high E string.

I tried the foam, and I canít get used to it. I also have one of those nut replacements that fit Floyd routes but I have to sand the slot a lot and the setup now is right with the Floyd nut. Also, this Floyd nut was filed down a little underneath so I canít really swap for another nut that I have laying around to see if the harmonic isnít there.

Has anyone just used the lock blocks and tightened them by hand just to solve this? I definitely donít want to tighten with the allen wrench in case I have to retune, which is why the fine tuners are so crucial on the Floyd. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: Floyd nut dilemma

What gauge is the high e string? Have you tried using a thicker gauge? The pinch you might be hearing is the string getting caught in the nut somewhere. I would also try filing the high e string slot on the nut and putting graphite on all slots to allow the strings to return to pitch, that should help.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Floyd nut dilemma

Thanks Jimmy. So you can put graphite powder on the a Floyd nut? That would be great it it worked. Thanks again,
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: Floyd nut dilemma

Originally Posted by pforsell View Post
Thanks Jimmy. So you can put graphite powder on the a Floyd nut? That would be great it it worked. Thanks again,
In the past when ive done it, all i do is get a pencil and just give it a little 'dab'
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