Floyd Rose Trem Help Please ??

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  1. HOT TUBES 70

    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    Pre story ...

    After years of having a guitar parts bin that had no room left , i started to sell off some of the things that i had multiples of like trem bridges etc .
    Well ... i pulled a boner and sold the wrong bridge , don't ask how this happened ! DOH :shrug:

    So now i need to find and replace the FR Trem bridge from my Jackson Strat ( Adrian Smith SDX)


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    Here's where the problem starts ... i have a few other trem bridges that are too wide for this neck and will not work , it came with a Floyd Rose Special . I want to order a new one , but it seems that they are all gonna be to wide for the neck thats on it . The E strings sit way to close to the edge of the neck to be playable !!!

    Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)


    Anyone have any info on what bridge will fit this guitar ??

    Thanks for any help !
     
  2. Antmax

    Antmax Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure there is only one special bridge size with the radius adjusted by Shims. Floyd's are adjustable between 12" and 16".
     
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    Matt_Krush Well-Known Member

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    You're sure it came with a Floyd Special?
    Most of the Jacksons had the "Jackson Lisenced by Floyd Rose" bridge and they are not the same sizes as Original Floyd's or the Specials.
    The width of the nut on Jackson branded stuff was narrower that the actual Floyd Rose.

    Go on Ebay and find the Jackson locking nut.
    You may want to go on Harbor Freight and order a cheap micrometer so you can get a measurement of what you need.
     
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    My Jackson has the real Floyd, for what it’s worth. DK2QM, 2015 model. Well the FRT-02000 which is like the OFR but not made in Germany.

    What I’ve seen says that your guitar has a Floyd special, but not a “special” special, meaning the regular one not a custome one for Jackson.
     
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    If it had a FR special, the OFR should be a drop in replacement. from what I understand.
    I'd stick with Floyd's. cause I didn't like the Goth version, most players like them though.

    Also there's a brass block add-on for the FR Special to help with tone and sustain, if you want to stick with the FRS.
     
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    Best bet is to just contact Floyd Rose
     
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    You could also try contacting Jackson. See if they will give you any info. Find out for sure what model you have, whether it's different to the Original which is also the same as the Special and I think the 1000.
     
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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    I have contacted them , and they say that the FR Special is the drop in replacement .... but if you see my measurement of the trem width 62.91 mm is already too wide , and the FR Special spec shows it to be even wider at 66.5 mm . So there is no way the FR Special would work on this neck , the E strings are right out to the edges making it almost unplayable at 62.91 mm .




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    I would check the string spacing from E to E, then the post spacing center to center.
    That should verify what you need.
    Your neck spacing at nut is typical, so that's fine.
     
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    The one you have pictured is obviously too wide from E to E.
    I'd look for specs online for a smaller string spacing, not necessarily outside saddle spacing, as those may differ.
     
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    On the wrong side of the tracks.
    Making a new base plate in a machine shop, and shaving down the saddle assembly to make the saddles closer together..

    I mean what you are saying is:
    "I want a non-standard string spacing for a Floyd Rose..."

    And the only one who had that was whoever put a Floyd on a non-standard Jackson neck.

    Not unless Floyd is going to make you a "corrected" saddle assembly....

    (YES it is the "E to E" spacing...)

    But as you can see, it doesn't match a standard PU either !
     
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    Measure strings center of E to E on the saddles.What do ya get?
     
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    I have a black metallic Floyd special on a guitar somewhere. At least it says special. I'll see if that is any different. Also a Floyd 1000 that came on a PRS. Supposed to be the same and was wondering so I don't mind measuring.

    I like the 1000 on the PRS better because the whammy bar doesn't swing or come loose and stays where you leave it.
     
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    If you get a used trem make sure you inspect the knife edges on the trem before you spend anymore time with it. If they are burred at all you will have problems. Ide get a new one and get one that says floyd not a lisenced one
     
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    I think there’s a couple different size locknuts also?
     
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    Measuring at the bridge E to E , center of each string is 52.50 mm
     
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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind the bridge that i have on it now is a complete POS from China or alike ... not even sure where or how i got it ???
     
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    Are you saying 52.50 is too wide ? That's strange, and should be too narrow. I checked FR spec. online and they are 54.1, which is exactly what my Edge and Edge Zero II measure.
     

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