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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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JS Neck Issues....

So, Im wanting to change the hardware colour on a JS to solid black... (Not cos mo).... its all been pretty easy so far..... I will be routing it out for a Lo Pro Edge Trem which will be shimmed to match the radius of the neck... however I don't know what to do about the locking nut... from what I understand, its a 42mm nut with a 250mm radius?.... anyone know where to get one in black or a quick fix?... lost as to how to make this work.....
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 02:24 AM
 
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Re: JS Neck Issues....

Hmm I think the only JS nut that came in black is rare and through mount. Maybe a regular floyd nut would work? I'm not sure if the dimensions are the same though or if you can even get the same spacing.
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Re: JS Neck Issues....

Paint or Powder Coat one black-
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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Re: JS Neck Issues....

Sean777,

I've been looking for locking nuts for a while for a build i'm planning and to best of my knowledge, floyd rose R2 (R7 if you need the truss rod channel on the bottom of the nut) is the one that fits. It is 1 5/8" (41.275 mm) with 250 mm radius. They are made by Schaller in Germany and can be had for about 35-30 USD here in the US. I believe warmoth and Stewmac sells them. also auction site seller azjman (no affiliation) has them for 36 USD and looks like ships free but it is a bit ambiguous if free shipping applies worldwide or not.

I bought a used one for 15 bucks on the auction site and I can verify that it is the exact same size with the one on my JS if you'd like to wait a couple of days until it arrives.

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So, Im wanting to change the hardware colour on a JS to solid black... (Not cos mo).... its all been pretty easy so far..... I will be routing it out for a Lo Pro Edge Trem which will be shimmed to match the radius of the neck... however I don't know what to do about the locking nut... from what I understand, its a 42mm nut with a 250mm radius?.... anyone know where to get one in black or a quick fix?... lost as to how to make this work.....
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Re: JS Neck Issues....

The Floyd Rose R2 I bought just arrived, in case you still need the dimensions, it is exactly 41 mm wide with exactly the same string spacing as the one on the JS.

One thing to keep in mind though, this one is 8.35mm tall compared to the 6.45mm nut my JS has, so you may have to sand the nut shelf on the neck a little bit.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 11:25 PM
 
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Re: JS Neck Issues....

Any chance of a pic of the JS with black hardware...
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JS Neck Issues....

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Any chance of a pic of the JS with black hardware...
Turns out Rich had no black lo pros in stock so went with Cosmo Black....but I'll post pics when it's done
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