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removing floyd rose

Discussion in 'Recording' started by tragedyman, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. tragedyman

    tragedyman Guest

    i have a jackson ps 37 and i dont really care for the floyd rose on it is it at all possible for me to be able to put a stop bar on the guitar please tell me what it would involve
  2. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Basically, it involves filling the empty cavity and pivot holes, then drilling for and installing the new bridge.
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Probably be cheaper to buy a new guitar.
  4. MilesAway

    MilesAway Guest

    Before you do any major reconstructive surgery on the guitar, have you tried simply "blocking" the tremolo? It's a simple mod that can eliminate many of the headache's associated /w a FR.

    1 - cut a thin wedge-shaped peice of wood that can snugly fit between the underside of the bridge (back where the springs are) and the guitar's body (on the neck-side).

    2 - Remove the springs and screw or glue that peice of wood in place (so it prevents you from being able to pull "up" on the bar).

    3 - Replace the springs and crank 'em as tight as they'll go. The wood should keep the bridge level.

    The result is a bridge that no longer 'floats'. You can still use the the bar to dive but not to raise a pitch (as you would on a standard "strat" bridge). It's also completely reversable should you ever want to sell the guitar...

    If you've tried (or don't want to try) that... removing a FR system will involve some precision cuts of wood (to fill the old FR block and back cavity), plenty of wood-glue and a complete refinish of the guitar... it's definitely "doable" but will def. be a pain in the ass...
  5. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth, I agree with Miles Away and his itemized method is a good one.

    I wanted to put a stop bar on my Strat and blocked it instead and have found the tuning to be very stable while retaining the re-sale value of my Strat.

    Just be careful not to crank the screws for your springs down too far, that's all.
  7. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    Absolutely. Blocking the bridge is the best solution. :cool:
  8. merker

    merker Guest

    Its not a Floyd Rose!!!! :evil:
  9. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Its not? :!: Hmmm.

    I wunder what it is then? :lol:
  10. GavinMajesty

    GavinMajesty Guest

    Jackson JT580 :)
  11. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    No doubt about it, it is what it is, and its not what it isn't.
  12. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen this before. StewMac says it's NEW!

  13. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Theres also a little thing that is recently patented that locks the springs inside, and can be flipped from the back to unlock them again. It braces the spring block against the other side of the back cavity. I can't remember the name. Heavily discussed on jemsite.com. Would be a nice mod, and probably make it back if not a profit on resale.
  14. goathead

    goathead Guest

    I have recently taken all of my guitars with Floyd Rose trems and had them all double blocked. Now they stay in perfect tune. My group tunes D-D and getting the right string guage and rear springs to balance the tension against the springs was getting abnoxious. I do like to squeal to the high heavens but instead I'll go with slightly less tensioned string and bend like a motha. :)

    The blocking was a rather cheap alternative to replacing the floyd with a hard tail.

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