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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Possible Way To Lock Floyd Rose Posts

Sorry if this is long but i'm kind of excited I finally figured a way to (possibly ) do this I thought I'd share with interested parties. My idea, that I'm going to perform on my old Strat next week(w/a Floyd Rose "PRO" trem) is this. It used the wood screw type posts before on this guitar so before drilling out for post bushings, I would drill guide holes through those holes all the way through to the back of the guitar.(This is invasive, but this guitar has been hacked up so I don't care) Then I would drill the holes for the post bushings. Now, the bushings for the OFR posts are open at both ends just like the new Edge Pro bushings. These allow the post to be screwed in from either side. So here's the clincher : I drill holes just big enough for posts to be screwed into the bushings from the back side of the guitar The holes on the back side are totally hidden by the back plate. I have 2 sets of posts/bushings luckily. I've screwed them together, just the parts (not installed yet) and it holds tight. But of course my hand trying to move it is no match for 6 strings' tension. But I would be interested to hear what Rich thinks. Like I said it's totally screwing the guitar for resale but this is not one I'm ever selling. I know a lot of folks wouldn't dream of doing this to their baby.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 05:06 AM
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You lost me right about "These allow the post to be screwed in from either side." Why be so invasive when a set screw under the stud will lock it?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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I mean I can screw a post into the bushing from either side of the bushing. Set screw? You mean like you thought up for Edge Pro's? I considered that. For one, the threads are finer on these posts and is a skinner post than Ibanez', so finding one?? Your idea kicks ass, don't get me wrong but what I gathered from reading about it there is some trial and error in setting it at the right position, while adjusting post height for action. With my guitar butchering way I could just screw the rear post in once after I've adjusted the action. I guess I just like things to be overly complicated. Kind of a challenge, you know?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 05:22 AM
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It is a pain that first setup but that's the only pain, never have to touch it after that. They do make those set screws in a zillion sizes, seems like 6mm is the shotest length though, I grind them down shorter if need.
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We'll see next week if I have the kahunas to make swiss cheese out of it when I see my old Strat under the drill press :P
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