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    Has anyone ever converted the Peavey floyd rose trem on the wolfgang to a floating trem?

    If so, how is it done?

    THanks - MJ

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    I did it to one of mine. It's easy to do with a router. You only have to remove the small section of wood that the floyd normally rests on. Just mark it lightly with a pencil before taking the floyd off. Then if you're not good with a router have someone do it cleanly, so if you decide to fill it in later it will be easy. You only have to route down about 1/4" and the floyd will float, and still give you enough room for back bends or chord vibratos. After the routing you'll have to adjust the springs so that the floyd floats flush with the body when it's in tune.

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    Why on earth would you want to do that? I never thought I would hear in a million years the words floating and wolfang in the same sentence...
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    If there was a reversable procedure then I wanted to convert it to a floating trem for some of the older VH stuff. Since it involves routing, I'm going to have to pass on this one. Tribb thanks for the info though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax951
    If there was a reversable procedure then I wanted to convert it to a floating trem for some of the older VH stuff. Since it involves routing, I'm going to have to pass on this one. Tribb thanks for the info though.
    just so you know, eddie never has used a floating trem. Even with the early stuff, it was always a non floating floyd.
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    Check out this pic....his 5150 with a floating Trem!

    http://www.vintagekramer.com/Ed/5150a.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Boxer 9901
    Why on earth would you want to do that? I never thought I would hear in a million years the words floating and wolfang in the same sentence...

    I've got a floater, not on a Peavey though. I don't care if EVH uses one or not, I enjoy it. It's fun, plus it stays in tune really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax951
    Check out this pic....his 5150 with a floating Trem!

    http://www.vintagekramer.com/Ed/5150a.jpg
    Sorry to bust your bubble, but that is his 5150 without a floating trem. He never had his 5150 routed for a recessed floyd and I dont think any of his guitars are like that. The 5150 was non-recessed as were most of his guitars.
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    Thai: I'm not sure if your "bust your bubble" comment is supposed to come off as being arrogant and cocky...but it seemed that way to me. Don't assume you know everything. I'm sure you have a lot more knowledge on most of this stuff than I do, but I'm pretty positive that his steinberger had a floating trem (used in LWAN). Also the 5150 is supposedly routed about 1/8th of an inch behind the floyd which makes it only "slightly" floating, but floating nontheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax951
    I'm pretty positive that his steinberger had a floating trem (used in LWAN). Also the 5150 is supposedly routed about 1/8th of an inch behind the floyd which makes it only "slightly" floating, but floating nontheless.
    The Steinberger had a TransTrem.
    The trem in that picture looks flush to me. I've never seen or heard/read about EVH using a floating floyd from anyone (EVH, his techs, fans, etc.).
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    Thai: I'm not sure if your "bust your bubble" comment is supposed to come off as being arrogant and cocky..
    Jax ~
    Arrogant or not, Thai is correct.
    And FWIW, it's very easy to misinterpret things put into writing as there is no tone, facial expressions, etc .. to accompany it.
    I'm guessing Thai didn't intend to come accross as "arrogant".
    At least that's not the way I read it.

    Also ... Just my opinion, but I believe taking a router to your guitar is a terrible idea. Not only will it depreciate the value of your guitar considerably, but I believe in doing so, you will most likely encounter alot of tuning problems, broken strings, etc ...

    For the cost of having your guitar modified, I would suggest maybe checking out the new OLP MM1FR!

    I was REALLY excited when they first announced these new models.
    But my excitment soon turned to disappointment when I learned of thier "floating" bridge.

    It might be just what you're looking for though!
    I've seen em go for around $275 on eBay.
    Hell, for that price, I was thinking of getting one and just blocking the trem!

 

 

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