Who can put a Floyd Rose on my Strat?

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  1. guitardude5

    guitardude5 Member

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    Well, I've decided to put an original Floyd Rose on my Strat. Can somebody suggest a good place to have it done? Does anybody here have any personal experience? Also, what is the price range to expect?

    I would be OK with shipping the guitar, but would love to maybe find out about somebody in the Tampa/Orlando area, too.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    The 80's are over, maybe thats why? lol
     
  4. Lewkk

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    Where the cheese rolls.
    If you get the work done, I would reconsider a new OFR and take a look at the Gotoh and Schaller.

    Floyd's are still getting used loads... just not on www.gearpage.net ;)
     
  5. mvd18969

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    I'm looking to have an OFR installed on a charvel that I picked up. It's around $300 PLUS the cost of the unit. ouch!!!!!
     
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    Staying in tune hasn't gone out of style yet. :NUTS

    I know alot of guys using Floyds that don't whammy all that much. But they don't have to stop the set & go "hold on guys, I gotta tune". :messedup
     
  7. Matt F

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    There's a Nick Manning joke in there somewhere... :warning






    :crazy


    Yea, OF is a good system.
     
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    The '80s are over...but not forgotten.
    Here's a Floyded Strat for ya...'88 MIJ
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  9. Matt F

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    Great guitar :)


    But where are the EMGs?
     
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    How much are you paying for the floyd? If you're buying one new.. the price of the tremolo, plus labor of putting it on.. would probably get ya half way to a new standard strat equiped with a floyd already.
     
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    I've seen used ones on ebay go for $150. Don't bother with a used one, you can get one new for $180 to $200 from a few online retailers.
     
  12. guitardude5

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    Thanks for the Chafin tip. I'll certainly look him up.

    :mob That's not funny. A Floyd is still a useful tool.

    That white Strat is pretty cool looking. That's what I'm talkin' about :dude
    Yeah, EMG's are killer!
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  13. guitardude5

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I actually have an old OFR just waiting to go on a guitar. I have a Kahler Steeler that has a great sound/feel, too.
     
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    That's what I'm talkin' about. 80s/90s LA sound.

    Awesome guitar. Bad hair/Miami Vice jacket. But I do like Capt. Fingers :RoCkIn


    I think part of the fun of it is having the guitar retrofitted. In an odd "I have this Hacked Strat that I love" sort of way. So, the guitar has to have filled holes on the top where the old trem was to be uber :messedup lol
     
  15. rob2001

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    All the Floyd bashers can go away. Dude is asking a ligitimate question. It's OK if someone wants somthing different.

    I just did a ton of research on a new Floyd for one of my guitars, ( for all the 80's fans, a Jackson Soloist) There seems to be some quality control issues with the current original floyds, made by Schaller. There are the Schaller "liscensed".... and then Schaller makes the OFR. The Schallers use steel only on the knife-edge where the bridge meets the posts. The OFR by Schaller is all steel construction but seemed to have the quality control issues I mentioned before. John Suhr has some info or has made comments to that. I don't presume to speak for Suhr.

    All that said, the Gotoh Floyd seems to be favored over the re-issue OFR made by Schaller.

    So check out the Gotoh Floyd, I wouldn't know where to get one installed. I did one on a strat with a router back in the day... not recomended!!
     
  16. guitardude5

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    Gotta take a quick Rit break with that guitar. Yeah!
    Rit & Bob James http://youtube.com/watch?v=HYajRoZ-LeE
    Rit & Luke http://youtube.com/watch?v=wyWhpFN9o38
    Rit & GRP cats http://youtube.com/watch?v=2gaHXQ9FUwc
     
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    Thanks for the tips. Curiosity has me now. Are there any distinguishing marks on the newer OFR's by Schaller? I just want to make sure I am a little more cautious in the future. In a nutshell I guess what I am asking is how do you know which OFR you have?
     
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    Cool man, we all gotsa need to whammy sometime. Go for it. It's your fiddle.

    I need to find a better floyd for my shredder...hopefully a decent one will drop right on.

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    Heres where I bought my Gotoh. I bought the SB5300-010http://www.universaljems.com/cart/bridgelocking.htm


    They have different units but the disciptions aren't the best.
    I suggest trying the search function for "Gotoh Floyd rose" You should find your answers.
     
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