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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2004, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Awesome Realization I had for floyd pros and lo-pro edges.

This really only pertains to anyone with a floyd pro or lo-pro edge who blocks the bridge and only uses it as a fixed bridge. I'm kicking myself for not realizing this earlier.

You can remove the string locking block and block screw from each saddle and just run the string throught the threaded screw hole, without having to bother with cut off the string balls. This is an especially great option if the screws are having trouble screwing into the threaded hole, due to thread stripping, over tightening or long-time usage. You won't have to bother replacing the saddles or bridge.

Unfortunetly this won't work with an original style floyd, since the locking screw for each saddle also serves the purpose of holding the saddle in place.

Another thing I do is screw the fine tuning screw of each saddle all the way down. This pushes the saddles almost all the way down to the bridge base, and it reduces the string ramp created by the saddles. Makes palming the bridge a lot more comfortable.

Any questions? Comments?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2004, 05:15 PM
 
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sounds like a good plan! I must test it out, next time I feel the need to block one of my trems. You got any pics?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2004, 06:19 PM
 
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It's all good, except the string ball ends might distort the threads, making it harder to use it normally later. I'd use Fender bullet strings
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2004, 06:44 PM
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble guitarkatana, but I think this has been done before by Eric Sands (unless you're talking about something different that is)...Still a cool idea, i'd use it if I had an edge on my guitar...
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2004, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble guitarkatana, but I think this has been done before by Eric Sands (unless you're talking about something different that is)...Still a cool idea, i'd use it if I had an edge on my guitar...
Yep, that's exactly what I'm talking about.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 09:28 AM
 
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funny set-ups

I was re-stringing a few guitars yesterday, and the JS1000 I regularly
use was giving me problems with bends off the upper frets, mostly the high E string. What I first thought was the problem was the last (22nd) fret. I gentrly tapped it down with a leather-padded hammer. No,
it didnt break! But I still had some problems. I looked closely at the
bridge and thought both E string saddles were too low compared to the others. I remember reading Floyd Rose said his trems are a 12" radius
and wondered whether a shim was missing. What I did was to shim the saddles and the high E now bends forever. Anyone else have problems
with the upper fret bends?
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