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    Default uh,oh. I cut too much wood out, now Floyd might not fit!

    ugh! I built a strat about four years ago with the help of a friend. He cut too much wood out for a standard strat bridge so we used another body. Now I thought a Floyd Rose would fit in the old body. Wrong. Right where the bridge should rest, there is not enough wood! Need like another 1/8 inch or something. I wonder can I,

    A:Move the bridge slightly further from the neck, and adjust the saddles to compensate, or will I never intonate it after? Or,

    B:Fabricate a small piece of wood and glue in place? Will be tough for me as I'm no expert at woodworking. Would this work? I don't care how it looks, just want the guitar to stay in tune! I don't know if a glued piece would stand up to the pressure from the bridge.

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated! Thanks.

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    Well, that is a tough spot for a repair, but if you are luck enough to be able to make the area to be repaired clean and level, and your replacement wood is also clean and level, Elmers glue joints can actually be stronger than the wood itself. Ensuring that all surfaces are evenly coated with glue, clamp snugly and let dry 24 hours. Then perhaps you can redrill the holes and attemt to install the Floyd.

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    Not to sound stupid, but couldn't you install the buzz feiten tuning system because of the mistake?

    If not, I like the fabrication idea.
    How open-minded do I have to be before my brains start spilling out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk5
    Not to sound stupid, but couldn't you install the buzz feiten tuning system because of the mistake?

    If not, I like the fabrication idea.
    Not too familiar with it other than it stays in tune. I'll look into it though... Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk5
    Not to sound stupid, but couldn't you install the buzz feiten tuning system because of the mistake?

    If not, I like the fabrication idea.
    I believe the Feiten system does its business at the nut. Go ahead-laugh.

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    Hard to say what might work without actually seeing a picture of your dilema... might be repairable but you'd probabaly have to precision route and implant a good sized block of wood to make it solid and stable enough hold up with the pressures and stress that area of wood experieinces over time...

    Question is... is that body really anything special as far as age, wood, tone, etc??? Rather than try and repair it you may be better off shopping for a good body on flea-bay or finding some old beat up thing in a pawn shop that has good wood/tone and start from there...
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