Are Floyd Rose Tremolos difficult to install? I heard they can be. And of the ones offered by Warmoth, which is the better? The Original or the Schaller.
DiMitriR33 said:not if you buy the body routed for a floyd. doing a retrofit can be a pain but i don't think that's what you have in mind.
i believe the schaller has a zinc body with steel inserts for the knife edge. it's not bad but the original is all steel. problem is the original has a 10" radius so you'll want a strait radius neck, schaller has 14" radius and will work well enough on the compound fretboard. the string heights will be less than .010" from the recommended 18.5 radius at the bridge. and even closer to correct at the playing surface. so if you don't want to play with shims and want the benefits of a compound radius go schaller. if you want pure quality go original.
tfarny said:I don't know a thing about floyds, but I've got to fact-check you docnrock. They're inches, not cm. And the warmoth compound is 10-16. So, on the higher frets, you'd see your action just a bit higher than you'd want it on the middle strings, because the neck is flatter than the 10 inch bridge radius. Maybe in practice it's hard to notice, but .010 definitely sounds noticeable to me on a well-setup electric. Maybe good enough for the blues?? :guitaristgif:
I've got an LP with a compound radius and TOM on the way, and I'm planning to file down the bridge saddles to the correct radius. In theory you want your bridge to have an 18 inch radius for a warmoth compound neck. On the other hand, other people seem not to mind so much.
tfarny said:I don't know a thing about floyds, but I've got to fact-check you docnrock. They're inches, not cm. And the warmoth compound is 10-16.