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Old 03-25-2016, 02:34 AM   #1
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Completely disabling a floyd rose.

Most of the guitars I want to buy come with a Floyd rose. But I never use the bridge. I have no need for the dive bombs or any of that stuff but was wondering if there is a way to permanently disable the system? I tune lower quite often to drop A or B standard. Could I simply remove the springs and precisely fit the tremolo block between 2 measured and cut out blocks of hardwood? If I do so correct and make the bridge parallel to the body, will it do just fine? Thank you!

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Old 03-25-2016, 02:42 AM   #2
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Yeah, that's called blocking the trem and it's very common. Works great.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:49 PM   #3
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Why wouldn't you just buy a hardtail? Most guitars come in multiple configurations...not to mention you are paying a premium for a trem system that will not be used.....thats something to consider.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:31 AM   #4
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Sure you can do that. But it seems counterproductive to spend a substantial amount of money on a guitar with a bridge that you're never going to use. All you'll be left with is a very expensive set of fine tuners which is still a PITA to adjust the action and intonation on.

Which guitars were you looking at?
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:08 AM   #5
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:01 PM   #6
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Sure you can do that. But it seems counterproductive to spend a substantial amount of money on a guitar with a bridge that you're never going to use. All you'll be left with is a very expensive set of fine tuners which is still a PITA to adjust the action and intonation on.

Which guitars were you looking at?


I was looking into esp M series. I love the look of them and the body style is my favorite but they all come in floyds so :/
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I was looking into esp M series. I love the look of them and the body style is my favorite but they all come in floyds so :/

Why not consider the NT versions of the Mirage?

There's a sea of options for superstrat guitars out there with fixed bridges that getting one with a Floyd just to never use it is completely nonsensical. Especially when you have the budget to consider buying an actual ESP.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:54 PM   #8
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Ya might wanna take a look at Schecter. They've got alot of similar designs in more configurations.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:50 AM   #9
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The H and MH series Ltd guitars have fixed bridges, as well as the EII M1.
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