Not being sarcastic, but you've built 4 guitars with "recessed Floyds". There is a difference, the recess is the reason you didn't need to have an angled pocket on your builds. If the bridge is to be a non-recessed Floyd it is preferred that the pocket be angled for correct string action...Shimming is an option, and works just fine, but I'd rather have the angle.Alfang said:I built four guitars with recessed floyds, By the time I adjusted the floyd for the correct action, they were at the level of the top of the body. So I am also confused about any neck pocket angle as this would raise the bridge even further.
So myself, I'd be afraid to add any neck pocket angle to the body, If you have to shim, I'd rather shim the "butt" of the neck than the front
You shouldn't have any issues with the bridge sitting flush to the body. Like I said, I have several non-recessed floyds and all but one have angled neck pockets, and actually the one without the angled neck pocket was the worst one to set up..And the bridge isn't flush with the body...So I don't see why you're having such a dilemma... :dontknow:brownsound79 said:i want the bridge sit flush to the body... now i have to shim it at the front .. man it look not cool at all... (with small visible gap)
next time no angle pocket for me...