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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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trem and neck radius

This all started with my looking at putting an original floyd 7 trem into my s7420fm. After doing some research, i found that the radius on the trem is 15" while my neck radius is 17" Pardon my dumbness on this. I know nothing about how floating trems are radiused. Are there adjustments that can be made that will match the radius to my guitars neck? What will the consequences be of using the bridge "as is". Help me out on this please.
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That just means that when your E strings are at the right height the rest will be higher. Use saddle shims [or as Mic still likes to use, cut up soda cans [I used to use them but the need for speed makes me buy real shims, they're cheap, no brainer]] and radius the bridge to the last fret.
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thanks....wish i could throw a lo pro in there but found out it wont fit properly by dry fitting the lo pro on my UV in there.
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[or as Mic still likes to use, cut up soda cans [I used to use them but the need for speed makes me buy real shims, they're cheap, no brainer]] and radius the bridge to the last fret.
Two things . . .

No brainer when you can find them, I'm in the middle of no where at the moment, and yes I could order them from you, but I have one 12 pack of diet Coke already cut up . . . :-)

I'm sure someone is going to argue that you should radius at the 12th fret, not the last. ;-)

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Only if you're using sabine or boss radius gauges You can radius to the 12th if you have a peterson radius gauge :P
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I just do it by ear
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