Switch Floyd for kahler

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Breakdown, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Breakdown

    Breakdown SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I was wondering if it would be possible and easy to switch out a crappy floyd copy for a kahler fixed bridge. the floyd copy on my guitar goes out of tune even when completely blocked and its a fucking pain in the ass to change strings .:wallbash:
     
  2. Josh Lawson

    Josh Lawson Banned

    Messages:
    1,042
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Location:
    Davis, Ca
    I'm not sure, but you do bring up an interesting question:
    Why hasn't someone made a drop in hard tail FR replacement bridge? That would be pretty awesome! The Mick Thompson Iby sig has a hardtail floyd, but it isn't a drop in. [​IMG]
     
  3. Zepp88

    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

    Messages:
    22,540
    Likes Received:
    833
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Location:
    A Technological Deadzone
    It would be a LOT of work in order to do that, why not get a high quality Floyd (OFR)?
     
  4. Lee

    Lee Above Contributor

    Messages:
    5,627
    Likes Received:
    234
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Location:
    Huntersville, NC
    Or get a Tremol-no, set it to fixed and never think about it again.
     
  5. Elysian

    Elysian Banned

    Messages:
    6,779
    Likes Received:
    550
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    :agreed: absolutely, don't mess with trying to put a kahler in a floyd equipped guitar, you'd virtually wind up rebuilding the body via filling up the back and the top routes.
     
  6. Breakdown

    Breakdown SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Like I said its a pain in the ass to change strings on on floyds
    haha

    thanks for answering my question guys
     
  7. angus

    angus SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    Palo Alto, CA
    I replaced the Floyd Rose with a fixed Kahler on a POS pawnshop Ibanez PGM that I was going to give to my brother.

    You don't have to fill the routes at all- Wammiworld makes an adapter plate that covers the floyd void. It's meant to be a direct bolt-on setup, but you'd end up having to shim the neck, so I chose to countersink the adapter plate flush into the body. Now the guitar is just like it came with a hardtail, but it's a Kahler, which is freaking awesome.

    It's a lot of work and not really worth it. I've got to say, I don't think the tremol-no is perfect, but for most intents and purposes it is the much better idea to deal with the FR. It's also a lot cheaper if you have to pay someone to deal with it.
     

Share This Page