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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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custom body floyd rose question

first off, hello to everyone here! ive been a lurker for quite a while and just finally joined.

onto my question, i am building an acrylic RG body for my 7 string. i have the body almost finished, i used the original body as a reference and its exact, but i had a question about the floyd rose and its posts.
can i just drill and thread the acrylic itself or do you think i should get some metal threaded inserts to screw the posts into. and if that is the route i should go, would i call floyd rose or ibanez for the inserts?

thanks in advance!
kyle
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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Re: custom body floyd rose question

I would use the inserts with the studs. A) easier to install and B) longer lasting. Plus Floyds already have the inserts with the studs so C) why not use them?

In reading back through your original post, I'm assuming you have a Floyd and it has the inserts w/studs?
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Re: custom body floyd rose question

yes, but the studs are in the original wood rg body. is there a way to get them out without destroying the original body?
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Re: custom body floyd rose question

This may mortify you but what I do is set the body on a towel, place another towel next to the studs on the face of the body (over where your pickups go), screw your studs back into the inserts, get a hammer and use the claw of the hammer to pry them out. Just go about it carefully and they should pull out without too much effort.
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Re: custom body floyd rose question

awesome, thank you matt!
im going to try this tomorrow, ill be gentle...ish.
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Re: custom body floyd rose question

Project guitar has a tutorial for removing the inserts.



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Re: custom body floyd rose question

use a thin piece of wood between the hammer and the body...I also put painters tape on the body. Don't forget to score the paint with a sharp blade around the anchors first, or will end up looking like mine did.

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wow, thanks for the input guys! couldnt ask for better help!
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Where in Wisconsin are ya?
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Re: custom body floyd rose question

If it is stubborn heat it up a bit with a soldering iron, that has helped me in the past
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i am in madison.
and thanks andrew!
you guys are the ****!
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Re: custom body floyd rose question

they came out way easier than expected, thanks again!
ill be sure to post some pics of the body in the near future as well.
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Sweet...Glad it all worked out for ya.
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