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 Post subject: fuck floating bridges
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:48 pm 
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this is the 2nd guitar i've owned with a floating bridge. now i can see why people sell these guitars for less than fifty bucks. I took one string off so i could change all the strings to my selected gauge, put it through, tighten it up and notice my bridge is flatter than a three year old. long story short, i took all the springs off the mother fucker and all the strings, what do I do now? just put blocks on either side of the bridge underneath?

how hard would it be to make it a fixed bridge or a string thru?

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 7:46 pm 
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you could spend 40 bucks or so and get a tremol no.

look up tremol no


btw i agree, floating bridges are garbage.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:01 pm 
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slay wrote:
you could spend 40 bucks or so and get a tremol no.

look up tremol no


btw i agree, floating bridges are garbage.

They aren't garbage if #1, you know how to set them up and #2, don't change string gauge/tuning every 15 minutes.
And for hektik, http://www.diyguitarist.com/Guitars/FR-FixedBridge.htm

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:16 pm 
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Aeon wrote:
slay wrote:
you could spend 40 bucks or so and get a tremol no.

look up tremol no


btw i agree, floating bridges are garbage.

They aren't garbage if #1, you know how to set them up and #2, don't change string gauge/tuning.
And for hektik, http://www.diyguitarist.com/Guitars/FR-FixedBridge.htm


thats why i dislike them

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:30 pm 
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if you change the string gauge, then you have to adjust the springs in the back to compensate for the pressure. if you went heavier strings, then its going to pull the bridge upwards more, so tighten the springs. If you went lighter, then loosen the springs so the bridge will pull out further. you want it parallel with the body. you just have to keep tuning up the guitar, and retuning until you get it the spring tension just right.

you can make it a fixed bridge by blocking it. cheapest way is to put some wood in there like i said in another thread. or you can buy the tremol-no like Slay said

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:13 pm 
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some people just aren't as mechanically inclined as others.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:15 pm 
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some people just aren't as mechanically inclined as others.



you still cant downtune as half as fast as you can with a fixed bridge. Im not trying to start shit im just saying.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 12:22 am 
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Stop-tail bridge, string-thru, vintage tremolo > anything double locking in terms of tuning and restringing time.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:05 pm 
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www.floydupgrades.com makes a simple stop, for $20.
But if your handy you should be able to make one like it for a few bucks.

Otherwise block that bastard with a chunk of wood. More sustain as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:06 pm 
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If you want to do it really cheap just take some pennies and superglue and go at it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:46 pm 
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TK wrote:
If you want to do it really cheap just take some pennies and superglue and go at it.


thats some serious half assed shit.. even when Van Halen was doing it like that it sucked

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