#1
A symchronized tremolo can be set to float, so can a nonrecessed floyd be able to float. I would understand that if possible it would have limited range.
#2
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A symchronized tremolo can be set to float, so can a nonrecessed floyd be able to float. I would understand that if possible it would have limited range.


A nonrecessed Floyd does not necessarily allow pullups. You may not have any range for that at all.
#3
actually you will have a tiny bit of pull up as long as the trem isn't sitting right on the body. when floyds first came out they were mounted in a manor that allowed a bit of pull up same as a standard fender style trem. it will sit off the body unlike a fender trem though.
#6
^ yeah. you often can set up a non-recessed floyd to float, but as dspellman says, you wouldn't want to say for certain that that's the case with all guitars. i would imagine/hope that a shim might allow you to set it up to float, though.
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A symchronized tremolo can be set to float, so can a nonrecessed floyd be able to float. I would understand that if possible it would have limited range.

If the guitar has a rear cavity loaded with springs attached to a claw at one end and the sustain block at the other it's "floating" whether recessed or top mounted. Explained another way, the tension of the springs should equal the amount of tension from the guitar strings thus "floating" Hope this helps.
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#8
Yes, it just is only gonna have ~1.5 semitones of up pull.

They're supposed to float anyway, though. If they're not they aren't parallel.
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#10
Shimming it and raising the posts most likely.


If you just raise your bridge I would guess you're just gonna have awful high action as you go up the neck.
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Shimming it and raising the posts most likely.


If you just raise your bridge I would guess you're just gonna have awful high action as you go up the neck.


when Floyds first came out they did float and the bridge was above the body. they had very limited pullup which is why the recessed cavity came about. if you are putting it on a guitar without that cavity you will likely have to shim the neck as the action won't be right otherwise. it also takes a bit of getting used to as whree you rest your hand won't be there. I had to adjust my playing to work with the FR when I got my first one in 83