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    Hey Guys,
    I have a bit of a dilemma; I generally like the gotoh floyd on my EBMM Axis, but I don't dig the way the bar is attached "permanently." I was thinking of one of the following:

    1. Get an original floyd from Warmoth or whomever. This concerns me a bit as the base of the bridge is a bit thicker and I don't the edge closet to the pickup is angled. Would this cause the bridge to dig into the body when the bar is depressed? Does just raising the bridge slightly take care of this issue? I've seen these installed on a few Axis online, but I'm not sure how it works. I don't want to cause any damage or irreversible modifications...

    2. This would be cheaper, but I don't know if it will work. I could install the collared floyd bar that exist on most Floyds. The issue with this is I know the hole on the Gotoh is not a regular round hole where the bar goes in. It's a bit elongated. Has anyone tried this? Does it fit and cover hole? I tried the vintage floyd bar (screw in arm) on my previous Axis and it did fit and cover the hole, but the whole assembly shifted forward and back when used. Very annoying.

    If the Original Floyd option works I thought it would be cool to pimp it out with Floyd upgrade parts...
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    I have a Gotoh Floyd Rose of my EBMM Luke, l got the barrel replaced (Where the arm goes into the Floyd Rose with a screw in one, i had a tech do it, you might want to check that option out.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by riddick View Post
    I have a Gotoh Floyd Rose of my EBMM Luke, l got the barrel replaced (Where the arm goes into the Floyd Rose with a screw in one, i had a tech do it, you might want to check that option out.

    Cheers,

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    Is it this style?

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    My hands sweat when i play and my Gotoh rusted years ago.
    Ive had an 80's OFR on my EVH EBMM for maybe 10 years now.
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    actually,

    some of Ed's old EBMMs had original floyds on them too. I have a few pics of them matter fact. Put an original on it. It will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    actually,

    some of Ed's old EBMMs had original floyds on them too. I have a few pics of them matter fact. Put an original on it. It will be fine.

    Rob
    Ed's early EBMMs had original Floyd Roses, but there was a little route made to allow the trem to move down. The Gotoh has a beveled edge, which is why production EBMMs didn't have the route. (The Peavey Wolfgang Special had a similar route to make room for the solid edge of its licensed FR.) So you might run into some limited movement with the OFR.

    I put an original Floyd Rose bushing and arm on my EBMM Axis. If I recall correctly, I wasn't able to screw it all the way down; it was bumping into the high-E saddle just a tiny bit. But it worked great.

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    good point AT.

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    Well, the dude from Floyd Upgrades has a picture of a purple EBMM EVH version with an OFR, I asked he said they will swap directly.

    I know what you are saying about the route for Ed's floyds.

    I'm not sure what to do. I'm reluctant to send my guitar anywhere to get worked on, my last Axis was marked up really badly last time I took it in to get some work done.
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    Here is the picture of the Floyd Upgrades Guy's guitar. I don't think it has the router...

    http://www.floydupgrades.com/catalog...roducts_id=194
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