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If a lic. floyd trem was gonna be blocked, would there be any need for a locking nut since the bridge is not gonna be floating?

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Making it non-floating doesn't affect the need for the locking nut... it just means you can't pull up, and the guitar might not go totally out of tune if you break a string. Unless you have a guitar that is set up really well to stay in tune with a trem (i.e. PRS - straight string paths and locking tuners) you'll probably still want that locking nut.

Mike

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Ok, but i was thinkin of blocking it on both sides of the trem in the cavity so it doesnt move at all, just sits paralel.

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robert makes a good point but im guessing you have one installed or have routed fro one. the answer is no, however if you desire you can still use it as you still have fine tuners. my recomendation would be for a "normal" nut, iv lost the floyd rose alen key on many an ocassion and its not a very fun game trying to find it

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Ok, but i was thinkin of blocking it on both sides of the trem in the cavity so it doesnt move at all, just sits paralel.

Well, that's a different animal than a normal blocked trem. If you're not using the trem at all, yes, a regular nut would work fine.

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Cool, this is the bridge i have now, but i wanna put a floyd in to just make it look better.cropedbridge0uj.jpg

now the decision to go chrome or black is the problem, lol.

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im strongly agreeing with robert here, i suggest you block your existing trem off as it is the floyd would be a lot of hassel just for looks

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but i wanna put a floyd in to just make it look better.

Now I've heard everything. :D I've never thought of a floyd as a "visual enhancement"... more like a necessary evil.

Be advised - the stud spacing and routing will almost certainly not match what you've got now. You're looking at some major re-routing, filling stud holes, re-drilling, refinishing, etc... hardly seems worth the effort. Personally, I'd leave it alone -or- find a hardtail bridge that can be retrofitted without too much wood surgery.

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thats cool. I was just thinkin about the floyd cause the saddles on my brige are shot, and good saddles (ferraGlide or Graphtech) are around the same price as a lic. floyd on ebay.

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Actually i was lookin at the jackson jt580s there are a couple of them on ebay. i got a jackson js1. thought that the jackson bridge would compliment it nice, the only reason i would block it really is because ive read they are a real bitch to set up properly, and i cant find a tut on how to install a locking nut in the place of the normal nut that i have, i know someone who is ablsolutly awsome with woodworking but i havent mentioned anything to him about workin on my guitar. im not worried about the routing as much as i am the finish. but hey ill take everyones advice on this one, lol until i get brave i guess.

Thanks all

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