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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question lo trs replacement...

so i want to switch out my lo trs II bridge, but don't wanna spend 170 bucks on an OFR, so i was thinking on a replacement from guitar fetish. they claim to have hardened steel knife edges/baseplates, and come equipped with a brass big block. are these any good? and if not please provide a link to something that is. thank you for any help!
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Re: lo trs replacement...

Your best bet is to pick up an Edge--there are a few in the classifieds here for pretty cheap.
Then head on over to project guitar for the conversion instructions.
http://projectguitar.com/tut/trs2lopro.htm



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Re: lo trs replacement...

I've never seen one of those before but I'm skeptical,you know the old "you get what you pay" for cliche. Also I don't think the trem is a good place to go cheap. You can get a Gotoh at Beyond Eleven for $130-140 depending on chrome or black. You get a brass block and the locking studs and inserts with it. Oh ya, and a locking nut you can sell on *bay for maybe 20 bucks. Just the locking studs and inserts are worth $40.
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Re: lo trs replacement...

An added expense to consider for the Gotoh is that you'll need a 32 mm block, if your guitar has a recessed trem. They are available. As well, you might need to make some modifications to the trem route to get the Gotoh to fit -- not sure on that, but it is a possibility.
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Re: lo trs replacement...

well thanks for the help guys! the reason i was looking at guitar fetish to begin with is because a local tech was telling me that their quality was very good. i'll look into the resources you guys gave me, and tell you my final decision.
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Re: lo trs replacement...

Ya, the Gotoh block is a little taller,I just leave the cover off. I put a Gotoh in a RG320 body without any routing. Not 100% sure but I think the 320 had a lo trs trem, I bought just the body for a project.
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Your best bet is to pick up an Edge--there are a few in the classifieds here for pretty cheap.
Then head on over to project guitar for the conversion instructions.
http://projectguitar.com/tut/trs2lopro.htm
don't feel like routing. if i were to do anything that would cost that much tho, it would be an OFR/ good LFR
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Re: lo trs replacement...

Well both the Edge/Lo Pro Edge and Gotoh trems are considered the top trems along side the OFR.
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Re: lo trs replacement...

so i spoke to a few people that have had experience with the bridges i was initially looking at. he was a tech that had ordered all sorts of parts from there, including these bridges, strat bridges, pickups, and guitars. the bridges accept OFR parts, including the D-tuna, which i was planning on installing. thanks for all the help! guess i'm going with guitar fetsih
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Re: lo trs replacement...

the only question left to ask is, should i do black or chrome hardware on this rgt42
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the only question left to ask is, should i do black or chrome hardware on this rgt42
I'd go black, but be careful what bridge you buy -- the Guitarfetish bridge will NOT fit a lo-pro rout unless you are extremely lucky. The string lock screws are too long.

As well, if the bridge is set up to float, a D-Tuna does not work. It requires the bridge to be set up to dive bomb only. You can get devices to block a recessed trem to dive bomb only if you plan on going that route.
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I'd go black, but be careful what bridge you buy -- the Guitarfetish bridge will NOT fit a lo-pro rout unless you are extremely lucky. The string lock screws are too long.

As well, if the bridge is set up to float, a D-Tuna does not work. It requires the bridge to be set up to dive bomb only. You can get devices to block a recessed trem to dive bomb only if you plan on going that route.
I have a tremol-no installed at the moment, so that solves one problem. but when you say a lo-pro rout does that include a lo-trs? because an original floyd fits the lo-trs and the has the same length
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Re: lo trs replacement...

If the original Floyd fits, great. I haven't personally seen that done, however.

What you should do to be sure is measure the cavity, and measure a Gotoh including the string lock screws extended out to their farthest point.

I have one of the FRT lo-pro-style bridges (one of these -- http://www.gpdusa.com/product.cgi?gr...&product=27251 ). I measured the route and contacted Guitarfetish, and they measured their bridge -- it would not fit. I bought a Gotoh, and it doesn't fit -- Of the top of my head, I think it was a full 10 mm I would need to route out of my guitar. This might be different for a lo TRS, but better to measure than be sorry.
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thanks, that was really helpful! i just need to contact guitar fetish now and measure.
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Re: lo trs replacement...

it appears the actual cavity is 3 inches (76mm) from front to back
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