Floyd Rose Conversion LTD SC608b

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  1. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

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    I am going over the idea of having a Floyd installed on my Ltd. is this as easy as routing and dropping it in(spring areas and locking nut as well)

    Am i crazy or would that be the coolest thing ever?
     
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    DO IT!
     
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    Kahler trems look easier to do! Only require top routing
     
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    KnightBrolaire gearwhoricus americanus

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    kahlers are garbage though
     
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    What LTD is it?, does it have a TOM bridge? Yes? Why not an FRX intead? Also, if there will be some routing, an FRX will take less wood to rout out...
     
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    prettty sure they don't make 8 string FRXs
     
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    Do it, it was easier for me to have a new body built given that I had a bolt-on 8 string (RG8). Be aware that the stock block that ships with the 8 string Floyd-Rose is too tall for many bodies and a new sustain block will need to be ordered (I got mine from Floyd Upgrades).
     
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    oooops... my bad, completely out of context, sorry all, carry on...
     
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    Talking to my tech either today or tomorrow. He already did a massive improvement on the guitar by satinizing the neck for me. I am asking him about installing a FR and replacing tone knob with LED killswitch.
     
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    Dude, if you are serious about getting a floyded 8, you might be better off getting a custom made or maybe and Agile or Kiesel with tremolo. There is a high chance something will go wrong, or maybe you won't like. Either way, the value of the guitar will definetely go down, so that's something to watch out for. I usualy stray away from big structural damages to guitars, mainly one involving removing a shit ton of wood the body and the fingerboard, and I recomend everyone to do the same.
     
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    Yeah I hav decided to sell it to fund a Vader 8 with trem
     
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    KnightBrolaire gearwhoricus americanus

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    r3tr0 is on pace to become the biggest ERG gear whore next to holloway. I thought I'd take that mantle but you're way outpacing me :lol:
     
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    Lol I’ve had 6 kiesel 8s, 2 schecter C8s, 2 prestige Ibanez 8s, one Strandberg boden, AND a Ltd Stephen carpenter since last March.

    I only own the Strandberg, one prestige (trade pending), and the Ltd (selling)
     
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    I also an oaf oxc 8 and a Fast Guitars roamer 8 in development
     
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    let me know how the OAF and fast 8s turn out, I've always wanted one of those.

    yeah I've had 3 kiesel 8s (sold one, kept the other 2) , 1 schecter A8 (kept it), 2 RG8s (one got turned into a kit body, other was sold), 2 strandberg OS8s (sold both) , 1 custom strandberg 8 (still have it) , 2 knightro 8 strings(still have em), 1 overload 8 string (still have it). I also have a waghorn 8 and daemoness 8 on order. I guess I have more of a gear problem since I keep most of mine :lol:
     
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    Yeah I generally get one and say I love it, then I don’t.

    I truly love my Strandberg custom shop and will never let her go. She’s perfect in every single way
     
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    I can't wait for when it ends up in the sale thread in 2 months :p
     
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    Randy ROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOUROOMFORYOU Super Moderator

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    Specs?
     
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    Idk I might go with a zeus instead. I want to sell this one first though.
     
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    I was told by Kiesel that they wouldn't put a trem on any 8 string or even route a body for one. Agile, Legator, Schecter, and Caparison are the only companies I'm aware of that have production 8 string floyd guitars or have options to do it custom.
     

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