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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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8 string idea

i think by now most of us have seen the ibanez 8 sting with the fixed floyd, now my idea is this, take an old 6'er floyd, buy 2 more saddles, machine a new baseplate and block, and make my own 8 string floyd, i was thinking though since 8 stings have some much more string tension, would you want to have more spings in the back of the guitar? and would this idea even work?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 10:02 AM
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I doubt it would work, there`s a reason that there arent any 8-string floyds, it`s got to do with the equillibrium.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 10:13 AM
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Of course it's feasable, and something i looked into, But your talking One-Off machining costs, New baseplate, New spring block too, I'd feel happier with four springs - [I.II.I] - Thus ... If you know a metal worker, It's only a cost issue

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