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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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If this is in the wrong area, I apologize, and feel free to move it lol I have been looking at parts for my own custom build...

I'm just wondering what the difference is between the "Top Lock" and the regular Floyd Rose locking nut?

To me (and likely because I don't own any Ibanez guitars with the edge system) they look exactly the same.

The main reason I'm wondering is because I have the neck and fingerboard I'm working on dimensioned for a 1 11/16" locking nut (Standard Floyd Rose R3 I believe) with a 10" radius at the nut (to match the floyd R3) and I don't want to spend extra money on something with the "Ibanez" logo stamped on it if it's no different than the Floyd Rose locking nut.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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The only difference would ever be the radius, and even that, as long as you're not talking about a drastic difference, is really not that big of a deal. It's effectively the same part, in some cases probably exactly the same part.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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If you're doing this with an ibanez trem, be aware, you will NEED to make the fretboard compound radius, or shim the bridge saddles (considerably at that).

All ibanez tremolo bridges are 430mm radius. way flatter than 10"
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the quick reply!

So I guess I would be better off just going with the Floyd R3 (or R4) (since I like the 10" radius and know that's what they are)

I don't want to order an Ibanez locking nut and find out that it's got a 16" radius on it or something and then have to redo my fingerboard lol

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If you're doing this with an ibanez trem, be aware, you will NEED to make the fretboard compound radius, or shim the bridge saddles (considerably at that).

All ibanez tremolo bridges are 430mm radius. way flatter than 10"
Yeah I will go back in and make sure that the heel radius on the fingerboard is 430mm. I have it at 16" right now and I believe 430mm comes out to 16.93" so I will need to adjust that before sending it to the CNC. Thanks for the tip! I would have completely overlooked that.

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