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    Default New Franky body Floyd Rose issue

    I just received a Franky body from Musikraft today. When I screwed in the
    Floyd Rose wood screws and placed the Floyd in the trem cavity, it wouldn't
    reach the wood screws. The block was right up against the cavity.
    It was worse on the high E side, as the part of the Floyd that the trem
    bar slides into, was hitting the cavity and that side of the Floyd wouldn't
    even touch the wood screw, let alone slide into the groove.

    Anyone else have any issues like this? FYI, the Floyd is a made in
    Germany original and is brand new.

    I looked at the Floyd on my EVH striped guitar from underneath and there
    was a nice bit of space between the Floyd block and the front of the cavity.
    On my new body, the block was right against the cavity and still wouldn't
    touch. When I look at pictures of other Musikraft Franky bodies online,
    the holes look identical to mine, so I'm very confused on this.


    Thanks for any insights you guys might have.

    BTW, I did email them tonight, waiting on a reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Pictures?
    Hey Brett, I'm think I'm too new to attach pics and I don't have them up online
    anywhere. I did send 2 pics to Musikraft though.
    Is there a way for me to post being still new? When I log in it says I'm
    not able to attach things.

    Thanks for responding
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    You can put them on like imageshack for free and just link to them.
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    Ya pics
    I'm not understanding
    The only wood screws I know of are to hold the spring claw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    You can put them on like imageshack for free and just link to them.



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    Default New Franky body Floyd Rose issue

    So you mean the trem won't slide all the way into the post? Which are not wood screws they are just inserts with a screw in post
    If that's the case I would think its a bad route job?
    I've never really had the problem but only thing I can think is the route doesn't match up with the post hole locations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    So you mean the trem won't slide all the way into the post? Which are not wood screws they are just inserts with a screw in post
    If that's the case I would think its a bad route job?
    I've never really had the problem but only thing I can think is the route doesn't match up with the post hole locations
    These are not the newer inserts. These are the "old school" Floyd Rose
    wood screws. You can look them up on Ebay. The Franky Body's are not
    made for the inserts, only the Floyd Rose wood screws. They screwed
    right in.

    Yeah, exactly, the route is too far away from the screw holes. It's bizarre.

    In those pictures, the Floyd is pressed up all the way against the cavity
    as far as it will go and you can see it won't even touch the screws.
    I suppose I could file it down?
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    Default New Franky body Floyd Rose issue

    Interesting. I've never dealt with a floyd or edge that were not inserts

    I did have a strat with the opposite problem I used a dremel with a sander barrel bit to route out some room

    Good luck with it
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    Default New Franky body Floyd Rose issue

    Yeah the route wasn't done right. Take a pic of that without the Floyd in it. I'm curious what it looks like.
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    Default New Franky body Floyd Rose issue

    Your other option would be to dowel the screw holes And move the pivot screws back a bit
    Both options will require some patience and work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Yeah the route wasn't done right. Take a pic of that without the Floyd in it. I'm curious what it looks like.


    Here it is. And surprisingly, my holes look identical to other musikraft
    franky bodies, but I've never heard of anyone else having this issue.
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    Default New Franky body Floyd Rose issue

    Dude that route looks way too far away from the Floyd holes. The holes are wrong. I've never heard of that problem either.
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    Since I've never dealt with screw in pivot post I'm gonna defer to others
    I do recommend all builders even of just kits
    Buy a dremel
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    Ya the holes looked funny to me too but again I'm used to post holes not wood screw holes which might be easier to fix
    Hopefully anyway
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