Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Locking nut size/replacement
I would go with an Ibanez nut - the Floyd Rose nuts are made for a smaller radius (I believe the above-quoted 10" for Floyd Rose, vs. 430mm (just under 17") for the Jem/RG/7-string type nuts.
If you put a Floyd Rose (or compatible - Schaller for eg) nut on there, you'd have to set the height for the E-strings, and would then find the inner strings A through B would be much too high; a perfect recipe for miserable intonation problems, especially likely to show up on the G string (try playing an E-Major chord on a guitar with high nut-end action... that G# will be heading for an A quickly...)
It'll cost more, most likely, but you'll be much happier with the results by staying with Ibanez for that nut.