floyd rose to hardtail conversion

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by maravich, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. maravich

    maravich Member

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    are there any possible tonal consequences?
    will the guitar's sustain be affected?
    your thoughts please. :)
     
  2. VegasGreg

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    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.
     
  3. Kevan

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    Damn Greg.
    You're good. REAL good.
    :D
    (thanks)
     
  4. maravich

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    VegasGreg,

    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?
     
  5. Kevan

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    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.
    :D
     

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