#1
I've got a mim strat and I was wanting to upgrade my tremelo to a floyd. Does anyone know of a trusted website that sells them cheap? The cheapest ones I could find were here:
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=bridges_floyd_original

What's the difference between that and this:
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=bridges_floyd_schaller

Any other site that might be cheaper (and good quality)? Also, if there anything I would need to go to my guitar inorder to install it.
Last edited by wrolyat at Aug 19, 2006,
#2
You might try www.stewmac.com . I would definitely buy a real Floyd Rose and not a licensed one. They are usually not as well made. You will have to do some routing to make it fit the body. You will also have to modify your Strats neck to accept a locking nut. Pricewise you might want to consider buying a guitar with a Floyd Rose as standard equip.
#3
Nah, i wouldnt buy Schallers or OFRs coz they're ridiculously expensive. Just get a Gotoh LFR, very good and well built, good material and i prefer it better than OFR/Schaller coz of its arm and the feel is very similar to the OFR.

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#4
yep stew mac is a good place but have you thought about the amount of routing needed for the trem to be installed into the body.
#5
Well, I didn't know you would have to do anything to the guitar to install it. That's why I posted it here. If I have to cut into my guitar, I guess I'll just buy a guitar that comes with it.
#6
Quote by wrolyat
I've got a mim strat and I was wanting to upgrade my tremelo to a floyd. Does anyone know of a trusted website that sells them cheap? The cheapest ones I could find were here:
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=bridges_floyd_original

What's the difference between that and this:
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=bridges_floyd_schaller

Any other site that might be cheaper (and good quality)? Also, if there anything I would need to go to my guitar inorder to install it.

Normally, licensed Floyd Roses are not as well made, but in the case of the Schallers, they're EXACTLY the same. They're made in the same factory with the same parts, metals and everything, the only difference is one says Floyd Rose while the other doesn't.
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#8
Quote by wrolyat
Would I have to do lots of modifications to my Fender Standard Stratocaster if I were to put one in. I mean, I'm only 14 and I don't have the skills nor machinery to drill/cut into my guitar.

I found a better site that carries the Original Floyds
http://www.iwantguitars.com/store/?department=12&brand=58


You might want to consider taking it to a shop. Ask them if they will install one on your guitar if you buy it. You will probably end paying a good chunk of money for it.
#9
Quote by wrolyat
Would I have to do lots of modifications to my Fender Standard Stratocaster if I were to put one in. I mean, I'm only 14 and I don't have the skills nor machinery to drill/cut into my guitar.

I found a better site that carries the Original Floyds
http://www.iwantguitars.com/store/?department=12&brand=58

Yeah, lots and tons of work to do, you have to route the body as the old vintage trem on your standard strat doesnt have the same routing as the floyd rose system. Plus you'd need to poke 2 holes after routing it to accomodate the trem posts. Its a lot of work and time/money consuming. You're better off buying a new guitar with a floyd rose trem already installed in 'em.
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#10
Quote by wrolyat
Would I have to do lots of modifications to my Fender Standard Stratocaster if I were to put one in. I mean, I'm only 14 and I don't have the skills nor machinery to drill/cut into my guitar.

I found a better site that carries the Original Floyds
http://www.iwantguitars.com/store/?department=12&brand=58


dont worry about your age. anyway if you dont have the machinery your best bet is to take it to a professional he will do most of the job and should give you a set up as well (doesnt have to). of course think about the money and how much you will be using the trem, do you know how to set them up
#11
if I wanted to take it to a local small guitar shop to rout and put it on, how much do you think it'll be if I already have purchased the floyd rose trem?
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#12
Don't forget the locking nut. Retrofitting a floyd on a strat isn't worth it... You're talking the price of the actual guitar when you account for work and parts.
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#13
I think that you will definitely save some money if you just get a guitar with one installed on it.
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#14
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if I wanted to take it to a local small guitar shop to rout and put it on, how much do you think it'll be if I already have purchased the floyd rose trem?


it would almost be easier just to take it to a luthier to do it for you.