View Full Version : floyd rose to hardtail conversion
08-16-2005, 12:43 PM
are there any possible tonal consequences?
will the guitar's sustain be affected?
your thoughts please. :)
08-16-2005, 04:04 PM
I had a Floyd Professionally removed a few years ago from a guitar, and a Tunamatic installed. Mahogany was used to fill in the route-no problems at all.
Worked fine. Sustain increased. But with the amps I play through I don't think it really matters. ;)
But now, if you don't mind me asking, why not just wait a few weeks and get a Tremol-no?
I found that I'm so used to having a Floyd there, that it's more comfortable for me to play just knowing the bridge is there, whether I use it or not. YMMV.
08-16-2005, 08:52 PM
You're good. REAL good.
08-16-2005, 11:29 PM
i'm sick of the FR! :D it's a hassle to have to cut the ball ends when re-stringing. i hate fumbling around for an allen wrench when i need to retune. it just plain looks gawdy!
will re-routing damage the existing finish?
(my guitar has a fotoflame.)
i do hope that the sustain and resonance increases.
will the neck be weakened by the two screwholes (hehe) left by the locking nut?
08-17-2005, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by maravich
it's a hassle to have to cut the ball ends when re-stringing.
Try re-stringing 'backwards'- put the ball ends at the headstock.
I've been doing it for more than a decade now, with fantastic results.
Plus, it's only one clip with the wire cutters.
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