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sbk12

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Hello guys,I ordered a mahogany strat body witha recessed floyd bridge routing and now I am ordering the floyd and the guy asks me what size trem block do I need.How do I know what size do I need.I know what size nut a need,but cant find anything about the trem block.
 

jackthehack

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You're not ordering the FR from Warmoth? Caveat Emptor! There are no end of cheap unlicensed Chinese FR/Wilkinson/you name it bridges out there in the market place, many are of very poor quality. Make sure you get a mechanical drawing of the bridge and/or mounting template before you buy it; a lot of these are off spec and will not line up with the respective standard bridge routings Warmoth does.
 

sbk12

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Was going to get the bridge from another source that was going to give me a big break on an original floyd and that fell through.Still getting an original at a great price,but need to know what size trem block.
 

Orpheo

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I believe 37mm is a good size for your strat. otherwise look at the page of floyd rose.
 

sbk12

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Yeah,I have been there.I dont see any info for the "trem block" on the site.Man,I am frustrated.
 

DocNrock

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Agreed on 37 mm for a recessed OFR.

"You're not ordering the FR from Warmoth? Caveat Emptor!"  Jack, they are out of the black ones and last I checked very low on the gold ones; I don't know about chrome.  They also don't know when their next shipment will arrive, as there have been some deaths in the Schaller family.  The most recent OFR I bought I had to go outside of Warmoth.
 

sbk12

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Thanks for the info.Yeah,I need one in black.Where would one go to find out that kind of info as far as the trem block goes?
 

jackthehack

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DocNrock said:
Agreed on 37 mm for a recessed OFR.

"You're not ordering the FR from Warmoth? Caveat Emptor!"  Jack, they are out of the black ones and last I checked very low on the gold ones; I don't know about chrome.  They also don't know when their next shipment will arrive, as there have been some deaths in the Schaller family.  The most recent OFR I bought I had to go outside of Warmoth.

I wasn't necessarily implying that you HAD to buy your FR's from Warmoth; as the OP didn't specify where he was ordering from, the "Caveat Emptor" was referencing the Chinese knockoffs that typically go for around $49.99 on eBay or some other internet outlets. These often come with studs that won't fit in the holes that Warmoth routes, and may have stud spacing or other dimensional anomalies from a "real" FR bridge that can preclude it fitting in the Warmoth FR routing or working properly in such.
 

DocNrock

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jackthehack said:
DocNrock said:
Agreed on 37 mm for a recessed OFR.

"You're not ordering the FR from Warmoth? Caveat Emptor!"  Jack, they are out of the black ones and last I checked very low on the gold ones; I don't know about chrome.  They also don't know when their next shipment will arrive, as there have been some deaths in the Schaller family.  The most recent OFR I bought I had to go outside of Warmoth.

I wasn't necessarily implying that you HAD to buy your FR's from Warmoth; as the OP didn't specify where he was ordering from, the "Caveat Emptor" was referencing the Chinese knockoffs that typically go for around $49.99 on eBay or some other internet outlets. These often come with studs that won't fit in the holes that Warmoth routes, and may have stud spacing or other dimensional anomalies from a "real" FR bridge that can preclude it fitting in the Warmoth FR routing or working properly in such.

Gotcha!  I personally feel it would be caveat emptor to get it outside of W as their prices are great and you can get the studs pressed.  I didn't mean to imply anything else.  I just know that you're not a floyd fan and likely didn't know about the difficulties W was having in replenishing their stock of floyds.  Its all good.  Point taken about the knockoffs...I wouldn't want anything on my guitar branded "Ping."  :icon_biggrin:
 

jackthehack

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Actually the Chinese knockoff syndrome isn't limited to FRs, same goes for Wilkinsons and other bridges and hardware, bottom line is that if it is 1/2 price or less than Warmoth or other legit outlets, avoid like the plague.
 

DocNrock

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jackthehack said:
Actually the Chinese knockoff syndrome isn't limited to FRs, same goes for Wilkinsons and other bridges and hardware, bottom line is that if it is 1/2 price or less than Warmoth or other legit outlets, avoid like the plague.

Exactly.
 

jhale667

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DocNrock said:
jackthehack said:
DocNrock said:
Agreed on 37 mm for a recessed OFR.

"You're not ordering the FR from Warmoth? Caveat Emptor!"  Jack, they are out of the black ones and last I checked very low on the gold ones; I don't know about chrome.  They also don't know when their next shipment will arrive, as there have been some deaths in the Schaller family.  The most recent OFR I bought I had to go outside of Warmoth.

I wasn't necessarily implying that you HAD to buy your FR's from Warmoth; as the OP didn't specify where he was ordering from, the "Caveat Emptor" was referencing the Chinese knockoffs that typically go for around $49.99 on eBay or some other internet outlets. These often come with studs that won't fit in the holes that Warmoth routes, and may have stud spacing or other dimensional anomalies from a "real" FR bridge that can preclude it fitting in the Warmoth FR routing or working properly in such.

Gotcha!  I personally feel it would be caveat emptor to get it outside of W as their prices are great and you can get the studs pressed.  I didn't mean to imply anything else.  I just know that you're not a floyd fan and likely didn't know about the difficulties W was having in replenishing their stock of floyds.  Its all good.  Point taken about the knockoffs...I wouldn't want anything on my guitar branded "Ping."  :icon_biggrin:

Agreed on the OFR. While the Ping is as close as you're going to get aftermarket-wise, it's only like a $30-40 savings(?)...not really worth it, IMO. Accept no substitutes. And all of my recessed Floyds work with 37mm...you'd only need a 32mm for a Soloist of something with a recessed tremolo-cavity cover, as well...or a thinner than standard body. Non-recessed, usually 42mm. I Big-Blocked all my Floyds recently, so the specs are still fresh in my head...;)
 

sbk12

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Thanks for the info guys.I sent an email to Floyd Rose last week on the 12th and finally got a response today.Not that I dont trust you guys,I just like to see if someone is actually out there with some of these big companies.
 

shanejw

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I ordered my Floyd outside of Warmoth because they were out of stock FOREVER, and i couldn't wait anymore.  Thats the only reason.
 
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