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I have an Epiphone G-310 SG and i want to put a tremolo on it, but not a bigsby. I want a floyd rose but i need to know if i need the nut is neccessary and if a floyd rose is basicly a drop in part for an SG. It just fits on the studs that the bridge is mounted on now right? I would also like to know if there are cheaper alternatives to a floyd rose trem that are the same type of thing. Thanx

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#2
that would be a messed up SG...
never heard of a floyd rose on an sg...
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i hate to say it, but you can't really take advantage of a floyd rose on an SG, the body's far too thin to get enough of a cavity for it. and no, it's not just a straight drop-in.

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SGs have very slim bodies, so you'll have to either get a custom one or one that's made for an SG
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thare is i thing i senn and it is a tremlo that fits whear the bridge is i think its calld a tremster of somehting like that
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yes. in other words, summing up all these posts...
don't do it on an SG.
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#7
stetsbar would be what I'd look into!

http://www.stetsbar.com/

apparently it has a pretty good range, and is generally a good piece of kit. Also, it requires no mods, so you can take it off when you want.
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You may be able to fit a drop-only floyd in there. But personally, i think that it wouldn't be worth it. after parts and labor to put it in, it will cost more than your guitar did.
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stetsbar would be what I'd look into!

http://www.stetsbar.com/

apparently it has a pretty good range, and is generally a good piece of kit. Also, it requires no mods, so you can take it off when you want.


how about a Kahler studmount? those are far better trems imo. The cam trem is just sweet, and palm muting doesn't throw the pitch down.

I like them better than floyds, but thats just me!
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^ if that'll fit with no mods, i guess it's worth a look too!
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I looked up Kahler tremolos and i like those alot. It does say something about possibly requiring top routing. Would this be necessary on an SG?
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You'd have to get a body custom made. I'd highly recommend just building a complete guitar through Warmoth so you can get what you want.
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You cannot manipulate multiple harmonics with a Whammy the same way as with a Floyd, nor can you choose to dive from below the note to rise above it

The SG body cannot physically accomidate a Floyd Rose normally, no matter how the Floyd is set up

The Kahler stud-mounts will work, but, as said before, a locking nut/tuners are important to keep the instrument in any semblence of tune.
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The Kahler will fit with no mods, although I do recomend getting a locking nut, as the trem's amazing range will throw you out of tune fast without one.

the stetsbar is a better vibrato than whammy bar, I think its more comparable to a bigsby with a slightly greater range than to a floyd.


yeah, the locking nut is the problem, you'd have to mod the guitar for that...
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I looked up Kahler tremolos and i like those alot. It does say something about possibly requiring top routing. Would this be necessary on an SG?


you won't need top routing on a studmount. Although I do recomend pro installation for the locking nut, and to get the thing intonated the first time!