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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2006, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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tune-o-matic question

I noticed tune-o-matic guitar's necks are tilted back more then usual, and I was wondering if this iwould be a problem if I were to replace the bridge with a trem.

If so I'd probably need to add some height to the top of the guitar where the bridge is right?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2006, 07:24 PM
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Re: tune-o-matic question

Routing for a trem and raising the bridge is a lot of work, and in my opinion would look pretty stupid when done. If it is a bolt-on, you could probably remount the neck straight. But since it is a T.O.M., it is probably a set-neck. In that case, i'd say it isn't worth it. Get a Strat or an Ibanez instead.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Re: tune-o-matic question

I planned on adding a top that thinned out towards the neck and fattened up towards the bridge, to avoid the looking stupid problem so it would look like the guitar has always had a trem. Yeah it's a set-neck. I really prefer the feel of a trem under my hand when palm muting compared to a tune-o-matic, just because I'm more used to it and a tune-o-matic sits so much higher above the body of the guitar. And I'm not afraid of a little work

Edit: I just took another look at the guitar I plan on doing this to and it looks like I only need to add a quarter inch, maybe less. So I should have no problem making it look like it came with a trem, because it's a carved top, so it'll basically just look a quarter inch deeper of a carve (don't know how to phrase it better than that but you get it) I'll definately post pics on here when I'm done so you all can tell me what beautiful work I do lol

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 07:27 PM
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Re: tune-o-matic question

I suppose a full carved top like that might look pretty good. I was thinking you were just going to raise the bridge. Maybe some nice quilted maple?

Good luck.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 01:01 AM
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Re: tune-o-matic question

Floyd Rose used to make a brige just for Les Pauls. I wonder if any of your local music shops might have a kit sitting on a shelf somewhere?
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