#1
so i own an ibanez grx40cr.
its a really nice guitar but im looking to upgrade it a bit.

i was looking to fit a locking trem to it and i've heard good things about kahlers.
Do they require much routing if the guitar already has a cavity for trem springs?
how easy are they to set up?
how much can i find one for in the uk?

thanks
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#2
If you don't want to do a ton of dive bombs, you could always just do a strat trem and locking tuners.
#5
Kahlers require a rectangular rout about an inch deep. No clue on UK suppliers. Kahlers don't have springs at all.
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Kahlers require a rectangular rout about an inch deep. No clue on UK suppliers. Kahlers don't have springs at all.



is that a sorta......standard routing size?
for like a strat style bridge?
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If you have a strat route Id say put a floyd rose on.


how easy is that to actually do?
if i were to do that, i'd put a non-floating one on.
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#10
Kahlers don't have springs at all.


I dont know what Kahlers you've been using but the ones i've used certaintly do have springs.
#11
What type have you been using? Any of the newer hybrid ones don't need a spring rout.
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#12
Quote by powermetalg
I believe its just drill 2 holes for the posts to mount the bridge as long as you dont want it floating.


is it basically as simple as that? :|

how much would it cost to get it done?
and for parts?

also, what about fitting the locking nut to the neck?
would i need to get a new neck?
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#13
kahlers are more expensive than floyds, but you might make that up in installation fees.

You wont need a new neck, just need to replace the nut which is simple.

Kahlers also detune a bit on bending according to a lot of sources, requiring you to do a quick divebomb to go back to perfect pitch.
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#14
the nut on the neck just now is a standard one seen on virtually any non floyd guitar, i thought that a floyd locking nut would take up far more room than is actually available


if that makes sense...
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the nut on the neck just now is a standard one seen on virtually any non floyd guitar, i thought that a floyd locking nut would take up far more room than is actually available


if that makes sense...

it wouldn't be a direct swap, but the work needed wouldnt b too much..or you could get locking tuners instead.
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Kramer Striker FR-2027SM 7 String
BC Rich Afterburner Warlock
Washburn Xb100 Bass
My Effect(s)/Misc:
Digitech RP350
#16
GUYS. You're telling him stuff that isn't true.

First of all, Kahlers are rarely more expensive than regular FRs. Second, the routing is drop-dead simple.

Kahler makes a special locking nut that goes behind the regular nut.
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#17
Quote by tubab0y
What type have you been using? Any of the newer hybrid ones don't need a spring rout.



They don't need a spring route, but they certaintly to have springs.
#18
i prefer kahler over any other trem, theyre all i ever use, they use springs like every other trem, but kahler trem u dont need a big cavity for the springs unless ur getting a kahler spyder. the springs are attached right under the trem system