Edge III to Floyd Rose Special
Here is what I have done so far.
Contacted Floyd Rose support and asked straight what I would have to do to get a Floyd Rose Special to replace an Edge III
They said it would fit the route but I would have to use my existing studs as their studs had different threads.
I then replied and asked specifically if the stud spacing would be compatible.
They replied and said I would be able to use the studs as is.
So if I put both of those pieces of information together it sounds like I should be able to replace the Edge III with the Floyd Rose Special with no modification.
Everything I have read on this site, including the stickied chart says that the only mod free replacements are an Edge Pro and an Edge Pro II, noting that not all sites agree on the Edge Pro II.
On the chart, if I compare the dimension between the studs, Edge III, Edge Pro, and Edge Pro II are all 73mm.
The official mechanical drawing on the Floyd Rose site shows that dimension to be 74mm.
Assuming that they're right about the route, how critical is that 1mm difference?
Would they (Floyd Rose support) have known about that difference when they told me they were compatible?
I'm not a tech, and if the studs need to be moved I'm not going to pull the trigger on this mod.
An Edge Pro is a little over 200.00, and a full-on Floyd Rose is around 199.00.
A Floyd Rose Special is like 90.00.
I want as much quality as I can afford, but...I have to be able to afford it and justify it to myself.
Are there other decent quality trems in the 90.00 - 120.00 range?
I can't buy all the best of everything like everyone else on the internet seems to be able to do.
I have to prioritize vehicles and bills and stuff.
I just looked up a conversion.
So 1mm is 0.0393701?
Divided by 2 it's 0.01968505.
Is that within tolerances?
Last edited by Fronkonsteen; 10-17-2019 at 12:43 AM.