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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Adrian Smith tremolo type?

Just been looking at the signature Adrian Smith Jackson SDX out of curiosity, noticed no routing underneath the floyd-rose bridge!!!

What type of floyd rose is this?? It looks to me like it would only work as a dive-only trem? Is this correct??
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Re: Adrian Smith tremolo type?

Yep, it's called flat-mounting. The EVH Wolfgang's use it as well. You can find it on a lot of superstrats too, Kramer/Charvel etc use it sometimes on their guitars. Think the current Charvel San Dimas and So-Cals have it.
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Re: Adrian Smith tremolo type?

Excellent answer! I really appreciate that thankyou. I blocked my trem fully the other day, but have just turned it to 'dive-only'.

Just want to check iv done this correctly, iv used double sided tape on the NECK side of the block and a piece of wood the right thickness. Now should i be tightening the springs quite a lot here?

Im not sure if i phrased that right. The reason i want to block it is so i can do double stop bends in tune and not have to worry about string breakages knocking the guitar out of tune etc. What is the right thing to do with spring tension etc?
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Re: Adrian Smith tremolo type?

Adrian is extremely underrated. He's a true guitar god!
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Re: Adrian Smith tremolo type?

Absolutely true!! Very distinctive tone and technique!
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Re: Adrian Smith tremolo type?

For 'dive only' blocking, keep the block the way it is and tighten the s**t out of the springs. It'll take a bit of extra force to dive but you'll get to do double stop bends.
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