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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Floyd Conversion

Pretty funny I was to become a member at jemsite after I sold my Jem, which
was a stupid decision. 6 months ago I was the prowd owner of a jem 77fp, which was ( I realize know) the ultimate player for me.

Since jems are comparably expensive in sweden (prices could be as high as $1800 for a guitar from the early 90´s) a new jem is not an option at the moment.

And here comes my question:

I have a Tokai Custom Edition with crappy FR copy, which has the same measurements as an OFR at the right places.

Has someone converted a OFR-guitar to Edge or even Edge Pro?

I have searched the forum and only found convertions edge -> OFR ( why would you do that?), but I may have missed something.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 09:01 AM
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

As far as I know you would need to route out alot of wood.

Why not just go for a Schaller?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 09:38 AM
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

search for TRS to edge conversions, there is a lot of info for that around
those measurements and ideas should be pretty much what you are after
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 12:51 PM
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

if the stock trem is no good but you could throw an OFR straight in then why not do that? seems like a lot less hassle!!
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 02:53 PM
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

Just go for the OFR and you'll be good to go .

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

But I like the feeling of an edge, i'ts nice to rest the hand on. Besides, I'm not afraid of a little routing. It would be a lot easier if I could see pictures of a conversion though.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 06:22 PM
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

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But I like the feeling of an edge, i'ts nice to rest the hand on. Besides, I'm not afraid of a little routing. It would be a lot easier if I could see pictures of a conversion though.
Check out projectguitar there is a toturial of a Lo TRS II to Lo Pro Edge there .

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

Do you mean www.projectguitar.com?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 04:40 AM
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

Yep, always consult project guitar for any useful tutorials. I have used it for the lions claw conversion and the tutorials are fool proof.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 04:15 AM
 
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Re: Floyd Conversion

ei im new in here. Hope someone would help me with my problem. Anyway, I have this guitar RGR320 dx to be precise and I'm upgrading its trs floyd to an original lo-pro floyd. I thought it was drop in automatically since trs are nearest to floydrose specs. Here's the problem, when i takeout the trs and fitted the FR, the stud post perfectly fits in but I noticed that the routing on the left side are more wide that those on the right. I think the ibanez TRS has more length on the left side than the FR lo-pro. And i think its because FR are also balanced on the left and right. I'll upload pix so that you may see. Options that i'm planning to do:
1.Leave them as they are even cosmetically not good to look at.
2.Route a equivalent length on the right side so that it'll be balanced.
3.Fill up the left side with wood putty and repaint the damn body
Hope you can help me with this one. tnx
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