#1
Hey I was wondering if it was possible(and easy) to convert a guitar with a floyd rose (not recessed) into one with a vintage style 2 point trem?

I know that i will have to replace the nut as well, but i found that the fender lsr roller nut has a piece that extends out to cover the entire floyd rose nut spot.

Another question is that will i run into any problems concerning the neck angle? I know one is needed with a floyd rose, but not for a wilkinson tremolo, so will that affect playability, intonation, action?

I dont have any plans to actually do one, i was just wondering if it was possible in case i do want to do it in the future.

thanks
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#2
Yes It's is possible. I couldn't go into detail for you, so you should ask someone else.
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#3
i figured it was easily possible, as there would really be no routing necessary
2008 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
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Squier '51 (blonde with black pickguard)
Fender Super Champ XD
#4
You'd need to fill in the floyd recess cavity (not the back one) as per the projectguitar tutorial, then re-rout it for a vintage style trem. The routing part wouldnt be too hard, just getting the cavity filled would take a bit to do properly. There shouldnt be any problems with neck angle as i believe Wilkinsons float a little bit anyway even without a recess, and if you have a bolt on neck, a shim could fix any problems you may get.
#5
Quote by littlephil
You'd need to fill in the floyd recess cavity (not the back one) as per the projectguitar tutorial, then re-rout it for a vintage style trem. The routing part wouldnt be too hard, just getting the cavity filled would take a bit to do properly. There shouldnt be any problems with neck angle as i believe Wilkinsons float a little bit anyway even without a recess, and if you have a bolt on neck, a shim could fix any problems you may get.

It is a non recessed floyd.
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#6
B-RAD is correct.

since it is a bolt on neck, i can shim it. Also since the headstock isn't angled at all, does that mean i need string trees as well? Its a strat style headstock

and is the wilkinson a direct drop in? same distance between the two posts?
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#7
Wait, why do you not want the FR anyway?

And no, the wilkinson doesn't have the same spacing as an FR. I'd know, I have a wilkinson.
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#8
I was just pondering things and was seeing if that would work
2008 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Schecter C-1+
Squier '51 (blonde with black pickguard)
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