#1
so, I have an Ibanez RG with a standard, non-movable bridge piece, and I'm just tired of it being as such (don't get me wrong, I love that guitar) and have been considering putting a floyd rose bridge on it, just wanted to know if it's possible to do that since the guitar was not originally designed for a tremolo bridge, and also, would it be worth it, since most floyd rose and similar bridges are well in the $150+ price range? should I just go ahead and build my dream guitar with everything that I want in it instead of just modding my current one?
Gear:
Ibanez RG121
Ibanez GTA15R Amp
red Allegro nylon-strung acoustic of unkown model



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#2
well, your dream guitar will definately be different then a rg with floyd rose... unless your dream guitar is an rg with floyd rose
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#3
it would be about 150 for the parts and around 200 for the labor(never actualy got a quote though). and u will always run the risk of ruining ur finsh. so if u think its worth it, then do it!
The Best Floyd Rose Is A Setup Floyd Rose!

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03 B.C. Rich NJ Warlock Speedloader
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Epi 1984 Explorer
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Bogner Alchemist Head
Marshall 1960B
#4
You'll have to do some routing, but it's totally possible. I used to convert hard-tails to trem bridges quite a bit back when I was in high-school. I also even converted trems to hard-tails.

Floyds are great bridges as well, so it's well worth it imho to have that added versatility.

I know a place that sells Floyds (chrome) for $99.

edit: I dunno if you are going to DIY, though. I can write you a little guide if you need it. It's WAY cheaper to DIY.
Last edited by Invader Jim at Aug 22, 2008,
#5
i like the idea but i wouldn't settle on the floyd rose just yet. try out other systems. kahler(i think) makes a really good one. if you do settle on the FR make sure it says ORIGINAL FLOYD ROSE!! don't get the cheap coppies
#6
wow, thanks for all the help, I will definetly keep all of that in mind before I make my final choice

btw, where do you get your cheap chromed floyds, invader?
Gear:
Ibanez RG121
Ibanez GTA15R Amp
red Allegro nylon-strung acoustic of unkown model



Quote by Mechanix

We play guitar.... we're automatically on top of the world.

^
#7
Quote by Invader Jim
I know a place that sells Floyds (chrome) for $99.


OFR's?!?
The Best Floyd Rose Is A Setup Floyd Rose!

Gear:
STARcaster Strat
Dean Tradition Acoustic
03 B.C. Rich NJ Warlock Speedloader
Xaviere XV-599
Epi 1984 Explorer
Crate GTD65
Epi Valve Jr
Bogner Alchemist Head
Marshall 1960B
#8
IDK if they are OFR's. Hold on, Lemme check...

edit: Here is where I meant:
http://www.grizzlyindustrial.com/products/searchresults.aspx?q=Floyd%20Rose

Black ones are actually cheaper than the chrome ones.

I can't tell if they are OFR's. Someone check them and see. I'd like to know.

The owner of that company is a very skilled luthier and they sell every piece of machinery and guitar part you'd ever need to build a guitar. They actually supply Fender, G&L, Gibson, ect.
Last edited by Invader Jim at Aug 22, 2008,
#9
o. cuz i can get a licensed for $30 (USD) but an OFR for 99. never seen that.
The Best Floyd Rose Is A Setup Floyd Rose!

Gear:
STARcaster Strat
Dean Tradition Acoustic
03 B.C. Rich NJ Warlock Speedloader
Xaviere XV-599
Epi 1984 Explorer
Crate GTD65
Epi Valve Jr
Bogner Alchemist Head
Marshall 1960B