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Hello every one this is my first post to the site and its gonna be on info i need on a guitar build i'm doing and i would like to know quite a few things which ill list now.

1. First i would like to know the exact dimensions of a Gibson RD suck as the thickness, the overall length, the length, etc

2. i would like to know if i need to apply a neck break angle on the guitar if i use a top mounted Floyd Rose

3. and last i would like to know if it is possible to make a Floyd Rose trem into a hard tail by just routing out a place for the block to sit in and not have the back routed back. I want to know this because i would like to keep as much wood on the guitar but at the same time have the floyd on there however i keep my floyds blocked so i wouldn't have a use for it being floating, so again can i install a floyd as if it were a fixed bridge and just rout out for the block

Thank You for those that help i appreciate the help
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1. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gibson.com%2FProducts%2FElectric-Guitars%2FDesigner%2FGibson-USA%2FRD-Artist.aspx

2. The specifications section contains all the numerical values that you may need.

3. Yes, you can just wedge a piece of wood so that there is no drawn tension with the springs beneath the backplate and the bridge will no longer be free floating. Google the tremel-no or trem blocking. Wait, im not sure what you're actually asking here.

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#4
Shredwizard445 thanks for the link, and also for the bridge i was trying to ask if i could install it without routing out the back where you would see the springs and in which case would mean there are no springs so it would be a hard tail
#5
J_luna918

Oh

If that's the case then I would not go with a Floyd rose in particular then
You're looking for a different system altogether

Get a kahler bridge, invest in locking tuners. Kahler setups are easy like Sunday morning. You don't have to rout a cavity through the body for a spring pool.
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#7
if you're not going to use the floyd its insane to have one. tune o matic, fender or hipshot hard tail,PRS style wraparound, six of the small two pronged legos, any thing is better(easer to install and adjust and maintain) than a floyd.
#8
Do you not want a tremolo bridge?
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#9
ok so mick thompsons' new sig has this very feature from the jackson custom shop. proves it is insane. i think its overkill and sounds like a headache but if your into it and need your tuning to survive a nuclear blast, godspeed
#10
BADGAS Haha thats exactly what i was looking for, because i knew he had them in his ibanez's and i always wondered what bridge it was because it looked like a trem but it wasnt it was just a massive piece of metal holding the tuning very well, and i know the guys from meshuggah have it on their 8 strings also
#11
If you're looking for rock solid tuning, why not a tone pros locking tune o matic. I've got one on one of my explorers and the damn thing NEVER goes out of tune.

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Harmony: Stratocaster
Alvarez: F-200
Schecter: Omen 6
Fender: BXR-60
Dean: Metalman Z Bass (Betty)
Egnator: Tweaker 15
Pearl: Maximum
ESP/LTD: EXP-300
Custom: Harley Quinn Bass
Custom: TK-421 Explorer
A steadily growing supply of pedals