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post May 1 2009, 03:32 PM
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Hey smile.gif i have been playing the guitar about a year, and recently starting to improve biggrin.gif have a cheap jackson js-30 dinky i love to play it:) but the electronics, tuners, bridge are of low quality mad.gif so i have ordered a seymour duncan invader bridge pickup, and grover rotomatic tuners cool.gif But i want a fixed bridge/original floyd rose.. and wonder what others have done, or what other improvments would work best?thanx smile.gif (the gitar is only used for black/death and other hard metal wink.gif
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post May 1 2009, 04:12 PM
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Hello and welcome to GMC.

You can easily fix your floyd rose
by putting piece of the wood or som beneath it, to block it.
There's a thread about it somewhere in forum, can't find it atm
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post May 1 2009, 04:32 PM
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Sorry to kind of invade on your topic Holmis, I just want to ask a related question. If you put a block of wood under your floating bridge, does it make the bridge like a fixed bridge, and fix the tuning problems of a cheap floating bridge?
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post May 1 2009, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ May 1 2009, 05:32 PM) *
Sorry to kind of invade on your topic Holmis, I just want to ask a related question. If you put a block of wood under your floating bridge, does it make the bridge like a fixed bridge, and fix the tuning problems of a cheap floating bridge?


It blocks it so it acts like a regular fixed bridge, yeah.
Will it solve all tuning problems is another topic,
tuning heads, they way you wrap string around them etc. smile.gif


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post May 1 2009, 05:23 PM
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As Muris says you can block it with a piece of Wood or you could install a 'Tremel-no'!
You can see them HERE also do a search on Youtube as theres a couple of vids that show:-
i) How to install it and
ii) what difference it makes!!
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post May 1 2009, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ May 1 2009, 06:23 PM) *
As Muris says you can block it with a piece of Wood or you could install a 'Tremel-no'!
You can see them HERE also do a search on Youtube as theres a couple of vids that show:-
i) How to install it and
ii) what difference it makes!!
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Thanx man:) tremol-no system looks good an is well within my price range..will order one now biggrin.gif and also wonder if anyone knows if the sd invader, in bridge position works well with a sd full shred neck? seen this setup on a much more expensive jackson, which also har an alder body and rosewood fingerboard as mine.. or anyone has a better alternative?
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post May 2 2009, 02:16 AM
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Hey man, welcome to GMC. Question, are you buying an OFR as well?


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post May 2 2009, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (skennington @ May 2 2009, 03:16 AM) *
Hey man, welcome to GMC. Question, are you buying an OFR as well?

Maybe in time... but i really dont use the tremolo for now.. my next guitar gonna be a fixed bridge.. but got my jackson soo cheap i can spend money on some quality parts, and still spend less than what the same guitar sells for in norway!! biggrin.gif
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post May 4 2009, 07:26 PM
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on my older ibanez rg220,

i blocked the trem using legos!

i built a lego-trem-no system, and worked for 1 1/2 years...never cracked, never moved


you can find cheap creative ways to do this

trem-no is a lot more professional however smile.gif


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post May 5 2009, 09:40 PM
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Im not a big fan of high gain passive pickups they always sound a bit muddy to my ears jb and 59 setup will work for most styles mustaine used that set up for bout 20 years as have many others and they sound sweet!

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post May 7 2009, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (holmis-metal! @ May 1 2009, 06:44 PM) *
Thanx man:) tremol-no system looks good an is well within my price range..will order one now biggrin.gif and also wonder if anyone knows if the sd invader, in bridge position works well with a sd full shred neck? seen this setup on a much more expensive jackson, which also har an alder body and rosewood fingerboard as mine.. or anyone has a better alternative?

Don't forget about the Amp and Effects! If you're Amp and Effects are not set up right for what you're doing then just changing the Pickups won't be a 'Magical Cure' for your sound!
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