#1
say i built a guitar out of pine, well.. the body anyway, would i be able to put a FR style bridge in my build or is the pine too soft to hold the screws for the claw ion etc.

basically, would it rip out through the wood etc.
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#2
i can't image pine being a very good tonewood, but whatever floats your boat.

floyd claw screws are pretty long with a fairly coarse thread pitch, so i imagine that they would bite enough to hold.
#4
hmm that is a head scratcher...one option would be to use longer screws than standard or modify the claw so u can use 3 screws to spread the force.

or graft in a stronger peice of wood to take the strain
#5
thanks very much :3 could be on the way to starting my first build soon now =]
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#6
I believe that after some use the wood around the floyd posts would wear and cause the posts to be loose, completely screwing your tuning stability.
It happened on a basswood RG of mine and as far as i know basswood is harder than pine?
#8
hmmm... might leave the floyd then <.<
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blackstar ht-5 combo
VOX VT-100

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#9
What you could do is put 2 strips a harder wood exactly where the posts would go. So like pine-walnut-pine-walnut-pine for example.