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Right, bear with me with this
I wanna first off, swap the bridge on my Explorer Futura, it's a Floyd Rose and I'm looking for a way to get rid of the trem' bridge as I don't use it and it's a complete pain in the arse to set up, what kinda thing would I be looking at to fill the space the FR has left?

Then after that I wanna swap out the EMG's for some passive p/ups not sure what yet maybe BKP as I've heard good things about them. I imagine there is something that makes this not as simple as just taking out and putting in so will I have to change anything else?

Thanks for the help
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is your trem recessed? i don't think it is, and if it's not the easiest thing to do is to probably just screw the trem tight to the top of the guitar's body and remove the bar... EDIT: you'll probably have to change the tone and volume pots. not too sure if anything more needs to be done, to be honest, i've never messed with EMGs myself.
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With your amp, the changing of pickups wont make much difference.
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The swap from EMG's to passives means a little rewiring (of course) and switching the pots out. EMG uses 10k pots, you'll need 250k or 500k pots (250k is smoother, 500k is brighter and tend to have more volume from what I've read, haven't tested myself).

You're best bet with your bridge is to block it off. Do a search on how to do this.
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With your amp, the changing of pickups wont make much difference.


While it might not make a massive difference it will make a difference will it not?
Then when I am in a situation to need/afford a better amp I will have a guitar that sounds good straight off the mark with that amp. I'm working to my current situation to improve my tone.

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You're best bet with your bridge is to block it off. Do a search on how to do this.


I might be able to get an Ibanez Fixed Edge bridge for free, would that be better or just the same as blocking it really?
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Why did you brought the guitar in the first palce? I mean there is a fixed bridge Futura.

Edit: Since the Futura has a flush mounted OFR tou can just set the pivots that hold the trem so that the OFR is ling flat on the body of the guitar and tighten the springs in the back so that the strings won't get pulled forward and your done with that.

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