masterpuppets Posted July 25, 2005 Report Share Posted July 25, 2005 I am in the begining stages of installing an Original Floyd Rose on my Dean '79 Series Z,basically an Explorer style guitar.I am worried the body is too thin to do it.It measures 1-3/8" depth.But the floyd would sit high off the body so it will fit,becuase of the neck angle.I got the templates and I am going to route out on plywood first,to see what occurs.My fear is that the rear cavity route will go through part of the pickups routes on one side,the area where the screw is for the pickup,where they are deeper. Stew Mac instructions say to route 3/4'' for the rear trem cavity.This is WAY too much,I think it would go through the pickup cavities,resulting in a GIANT hole in the guitar.Can I take out less and still have the springs/claw fit without sticking out the back of the guitar? Or should I just give up on this and install a Kahler? I tune down to B and don't think the Kahler would work for this,but could be wrong.I would also like to know if the Kahler has the same pitch range as a floyd,up and down,and if I would have to buy the "Gibson"style that goes on stopbar posts or flatmount.The guitar is string-through-body,by the way. Oh one other thing...the pickup cavities are also 3/4'' deep,not including the cavity for the pickup screws.And it is 24-3/4'' scale,so should I measure the scale length and put the post holes about 1/2'' from the scale? Someone here said .415'' from the scale length,and this made sense to me.Sorry for all the questions,and thank you in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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