#1
hey guys, quick question, can you retrofit an original floyd rose onto a gibson flying V ? i know it may not be the most wise thing to do with resale value and all but i dont plan on selling any of my guitars ever soim curious if its possible. it is currently setup for a TOM bridge and tail piece

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Faded-Flying-V-?sku=517336

this is my guitar but in white with EMGs and altered control layout
#2
Gonna need quite a lot of routing.
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If it has a TOM and tail piece and you don't wanna route it out, look into a Stetsbar. Can be retrofitted with no fuss.
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You could do it but you'd have to be damn good at woodworking. Find another solution.
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#5
Is it possible? Yes. Is it feasible? No.

There is a huge amount of work and money that goes into routing a fixed bridge guitar for a trem, especially a Floyd Rose.

You'd have to rout out the cavity, install the trem claw, do work to the headstock/nut so you can fit in a locking nut... and after all that, it won't even work correctly because the neck angle for fixed bridge guitars is different than the angle needed for FR guitars.

Save the effort, money and frustration and just get a guitar that already has an FR in it. It's really the best option.
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#7
Fixed > Floyd, IMO, since pull-ups are ghey and the divebombs can be accomplished with neck bends.

If you insist on having one, though, there are plenty of companies that do Flying V copies with OFR bridges. You'd be further ahead to sell yours and pick up one of those than to try to modify your current guitar.
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For the money it would cost you, buy an ESP SV.

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if i had the money i prolly would except for the fact that ive come to hate ESP necks and i hate to urban camo paintjob on it.

but was just curious if its practical to do, from the looks of it ill just hold off ona guitar with a trem till i get a 7 string so ill do both at the same time in one guitar

and im looking for a floating trem because id love to do pull ups more than dive bombs, if that makes sense

btw whats the general concensus here on DBZ guitars? the brid of prey 7 string looks amazing and it has an OFR, i think itll be about 900$ USD too.

heres the link: http://www.dbzguitars.com/guitars/seven-string-guitar/bird-of-prey-fm-seven-string
#10
What about a Jackson or Charvel V? I believe they were/are equipped with LFR's...
#11
are their LFRs good though?

right now for 7 strings im considering:

jackson slat3-7
DBZ bridy of prey 7
ibanez RGA7
Schecter hellraiser C-7
Agile interceptor pro 7

and i think i may be forgetting one or two but ya

heres the problems i have with each are:

jackson slat3-7 most expensive of the bunch
DBZ bridy of prey 7 hard to find/not out yet
ibanez RGA7 no trem/ need new pickups
Schecter hellraiser C-7 inlays/neck is quite large
Agile interceptor pro 7 shipping is way too expensive (almost 200$)
#12
It's possible, but it would require quite a bit of work. Routing (VERY PRECISELY), drilling (VERY PRECISELY), and oiling/refinishing the inner cavity of the new cavities would be necessary. Talk to the guys in GB&C about it.
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#13
You'd have to route the whole guitar, which is bloody difficult. I'd get a kahler, all you do is drill four holes and screw it on. The other concern about this sorta thing is that you'd **** the neck when you divebomb, or use it very much.
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You'd have to route the whole guitar, which is bloody difficult. I'd get a kahler, all you do is drill four holes and screw it on. The other concern about this sorta thing is that you'd **** the neck when you divebomb, or use it very much.

Incorrect.

Kahlers still require some routing and like a floyd they NEED a locking nut.
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