#1
Thread is just as title suggests, there's a nice neck that I'm looking at, the only problem is I'd be putting it on a hardtail and its got the cutout for the floyd rose nut.

My main question is this: can I just put a standard nut on there and im good to go? or would I have to use a floyd rose nut?
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#2
You can use a standard nut, you'll just have a little left over shelf from the smaller nut.




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Thanks Absent Mind
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how much do the floyd nuts run? all of my money (however little that may be) are going into this build. after i buy everything else im literally broke.
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#6
http://www.allparts.com/store/nuts-saddles-locking-nuts,Category.asp
Not cheap
Make youre own bone nut to fill the slot
Just go get a chunk of cow bone from your local butcher.
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#7
If you're putting your last cent into this why not be smart about it and wait for a proper neck to come along rather then try and compromise like this. Its not worth it and you'll regret it in the end.
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#9
say if you do have a hardtail bridge, can you use a floyd rose nut but clamp it (or not clamp it, w/e you fancy) would that still work? like what divinorum69 said
#10
when you clamp the nut the strings go sharp (#) therefor you can't clamp it unless your bridge has fine tuners
#11
oh ok true, you can still leave them unclamped tho

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#12
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when you clamp the nut the strings go sharp (#) therefor you can't clamp it unless your bridge has fine tuners


you can tune down a little bit before you clamp it to compensate. If you have a tuner with a "needle on dial-y" display bit (eg: a korg), tune it to standard, clamp it, look at the difference, un-clamp it, and de-tune by the difference and re-clamp it.

It'll never give you perfect tuning, but It might be good if eg: you're playing live, when having a guitar that's unnoticably out of tune is better than having a guitar that's in tune for the first song, then needs re-tuned after every few songs. The difference will be minute, I bet it's less than the effect you get switiching between fingers and pick.
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you can tune down a little bit before you clamp it to compensate. If you have a tuner with a "needle on dial-y" display bit (eg: a korg), tune it to standard, clamp it, look at the difference, un-clamp it, and de-tune by the difference and re-clamp it.

It'll never give you perfect tuning, but It might be good if eg: you're playing live, when having a guitar that's unnoticably out of tune is better than having a guitar that's in tune for the first song, then needs re-tuned after every few songs. The difference will be minute, I bet it's less than the effect you get switiching between fingers and pick.

That sounds good in theory. But would it work?
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That sounds good in theory. But would it work?


I used to do it with my brother's "vintage wraith". That was years ago but I can't remember any serious problems arising.
#15
I used a floyd nut and a standard stoptail bridge.

Nothing wron with it, just leave the locks off/loose (might rattle)
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