Can someone give me a few installation pointers for the Gotoh ge1996t?
I've just bought one of these on **** (it hasn't arrived yet), and I've been trying to get some facts and figures on the installation of one of these.
The guitar I'm looking at installing it in currently has a Strat "vintage-style" 6 point pivot bridge. It's actually an Ibanez RX-20 I was thinking of upgrading. (I know, I know the ge1996t alone is probably worth about 5x as much as the guitar...
Anyway, the body on these guitars are thinner than normal strats and strat copies, about 40mm rather than 45mm or so. This presents a bit of a problem, since the height of the ge1996t block is 41mm, but I can work around, I think, with a bit of creative shimming of the back cavity plate, assuming I do a "non-recessed" installation. (That is, mount the bridge flush to the the top of the guitar.)
But wait: I _can_ do a non-recessed installed with one of these, right???
I actually haven't been able to find any routing specs for the ge1996t.
Anyone installed one of these on a strat or similar guitar and tell me what the deal is? I was also hoping to do the non-recessed install, if possible, because the existing route looks like it will be reasonably close to what is required (at least looking at some of the template info for other floyd rose variants.)
[Interesting: I see this forum treats "evilbay" as a four-letter word, and has bleeped me out with ****! Actually, I can see that