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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2020, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Routing an S body for a lo-pro edge

Hello! Noob here

I'm wanting to get either a SIX6FDFM-PCB or an S61AL-DML and have it routed to fit a lo-pro edge in it. Both are Iron Labels and neither have trem cavities.
I guess my main concern is if S bodies with trems are made slightly thicker to accommodate trems than S bodies without trems?
Also can the neck be modified to fit the locking nut?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 02:32 AM
 
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It's a bit risky.

But yes, there are s bodies that have a trem in them. However I don't think they are genuine lo pros. I think they are the thinner profile zero points or whatever they are called.

I would recommend going to a shop and seeing if they have other s bodies with a trem and feeling them out to see if they feel any different.

As for the locking nut, it's possible, but not pretty. You have to extend the shelf for the locking nut and cut down part of the truss rod cover.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 06:26 PM
 
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Re: Routing an S body for a lo-pro edge

the S series did come with the Edge and Lo Pro Edge many moons ago. The bodies from memory used to be thinner than they are now. Well at least for the period of time when the S series moved to be produced only in Korea/Indonesia.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2020, 03:15 AM
 
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Re: Routing an S body for a lo-pro edge

It is not job for amateurs,
but it is easy task for decent tech.

Regarding thickness of guitar body,
there are tremolo blocks in different sizes that you choose according to body thickness.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2020, 03:24 AM
 
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No not for amateurs, but the nature of the paint patterns allow for a lot of mistakes that will never be seem.
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