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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2016, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Edge Tremolo/Floyd Rose nut question

I've had an RG Prestige with the Edge Tremolo for a while now. I know the locking nut is basically the same as the Floyd Rose nut. But what I'm wondering is this:

Why does the nut not have to be adjusted when changing to heavier gauge strings? With a regular nut, you need to do some filing to make sure the action at the nut is right. But with a locking nut, why does this not need to be done? Is it just that triangle-type shape that allows any gauge string to sit in their properly?
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Re: Edge Tremolo/Floyd Rose nut question

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I've had an RG Prestige with the Edge Tremolo for a while now. I know the locking nut is basically the same as the Floyd Rose nut. But what I'm wondering is this:

Why does the nut not have to be adjusted when changing to heavier gauge strings? With a regular nut, you need to do some filing to make sure the action at the nut is right. But with a locking nut, why does this not need to be done? Is it just that triangle-type shape that allows any gauge string to sit in their properly?
Because no matter the gauge the strings have the distance is the same, they will sit in the same hard surface, you have to look just from to the bottom of the strings and the top to the frets. Get the picture!?? The adjustment more likely is in the width.
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Re: Edge Tremolo/Floyd Rose nut question

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Because no matter the gauge the strings have the distance is the same, they will sit in the same hard surface, you have to look just from to the bottom of the strings and the top to the frets. Get the picture!?? The adjustment more likely is in the width.
Thank you! So in other words, a regular nut would need to be adjusted mainly for the width, in order to allow the bottom of the string to contact the bottom of the nut. But with the locking tremolo, the open triangle shape allows wider strings to rest on basically the same point of the nut, right?

I'm looking into this because I'm about to buy a Suhr Modern Satin, and I'm really having a tough time deciding whether to get the one with the FR or the regular Gotoh bridge!

http://www.suhr.com/modern-satin-ms-ns-f-hh.html

I've only had the awesome Edge tremolo from Ibanez, and I've never played the original Floyd Rose, which is what the Suhr comes with. I've heard the original FR is just a bit stiffer, which maybe is a good thing when it comes to string bending. So I'm just trying to go over the pros and cons in general. The biggest thing is the tonal differences between the two bridges, but my Ibanez with the Edge tremolo sounds great with clean tones. So I'm imagining the Suhr will sound good too. I'm going to a store tomorrow that carries Suhrs (although not the one I'm going to buy) to try out some Floyd Rose and to make sure the modern eliptical necks feel right to me.
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Re: Edge Tremolo/Floyd Rose nut question

Yes, that's it. About the FR vs Gotoh i'm not the best person to help you, i don't know
Whatever you decide will be good. It's Suhr.
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Re: Edge Tremolo/Floyd Rose nut question

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About the FR vs Gotoh i'm not the best person to help you, i don't know
Whatever you decide will be good. It's Suhr.
Honestly, I think you just did. What you said might be the most truthful thing I'm going to hear in response to this question lol. It seems like Suhr knows what he's doing!

I think I'm going to go with the FR unless something feels really off when I try one tomorrow. Thanks again.
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