daveq Posted May 6, 2004 Report Share Posted May 6, 2004 Can someone please verify my calculations here? I did a search on locking nuts and turned up 6 pages of information but none of them came out and said "this is what the depth of the route should be". One disclaimer before I get into it though - not all locking nuts are made to the same specs. The Schaller made nuts do seem to match with the folllowing info but the replacement nuts from stewmac don't seem to match up well. So, check the locking nut height before assuming any of these calculations will apply: The question is how thick of a shelf should be left for a locking nut. R1,R2,R6,R7,R8,R9 nut height = 0.225" R3,R4,R5 nut height = 0.275" Floyd Rose recommends that the shelf depth be 0.215" (0.265" for R3,4,5) from the top of the frets. So, to figure out how much wood to leave under the nut, take the total height of the fretboard and the fret crown and subtract 0.215" from it (0.265" for R3,4,5). For example, R2 nut 0.25" fretboard 0.046" crown frets (stewmac #149) - assuming minimal leveling thickness of shelf = 0.25" + 0.046" - 0.215" = 0.081" (2.05mm) or just over 5/64". That seems a bit large to me but maybe not? Can anyone verify this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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