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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Guys,
I really need some help here...

Recently, I have purchased a Gotoh Licensed Floyd Rose tremolo (DAMN FINE TREM!) to replace my Ibanez Edge tremolo in my 2002 S Series S520EX. I bought the wrong block size and now the tremolo cavity cover will not cover up properly because about 1 cm of the trem is sticking out.

Returning the Gotoh trem to the USA will be too costly for me (I live in Singapore) and I really like the super sustain the huge block gives me so I would like to keep the trem.

Do you know of anyone who can build a trem cavity cover with a potruding hump to accomondate the trem block?

Cheerio!
Daniel


(Edit: Just had a look at my guitar again and realised the trem is actually protruding 1.5 cm - 2 cm )

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 12:09 PM
 
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Re: Help with Trem Cavity Cover...

I usually leave the cover off, so if it were me, I wouldn't worry about it.

Even if the cover had a hump in it, when you used the trem, it would hit the hump. If it's only a sticking out a little bit, you could try using the existing cover, but put some kind of spacer on the end of it. Does that make sense?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help with Trem Cavity Cover...

I can't leave the cover off because my body would touch the trem (since its sticking out) and the whole thing will go out of tune.

Well, I want the cover to have a wider hump... and anyway, the trem end would move in a circle, so it should not hit the hump.

I've already tried to put longer screws and add nuts as spacers... but well, its uncomfortable...
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Re: Help with Trem Cavity Cover...

If possible you could raise the trem and shim the neck, so the trem sits higher in/on the body and still keep the same action across the fretboard.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help with Trem Cavity Cover...

That would mean I'd have to add up to 1.5 cm of shims to get the trem in proper place... I don't think I should do that man... That would make it real hard to play on the higher frets.

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Re: Help with Trem Cavity Cover...

Not sure what else you could do, without making a sacrifice of some sort.

Wait, I know! On www.projectguitar.com, there is a tutorial on making your own cavity covers. Just make it so it fits the way you'd like!

Can I ask where you bought the Gotoh from?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help with Trem Cavity Cover...

I think I'm going to have to do that, make my own back cover... then bend it to the required shape...

I got the gotoh from Internet Music Supply. They have very very good prices but they might not have the gotoh with the shorter block (emailed them abt it). I'd be posting pics one the whole guitar has been done up.
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