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    Default The Floyds on Ed's own Wolfgangs

    I just got a NOS MIJ Wolfgang Special. It's a great guitar, but looking at the trem got me thinking... does Ed use the EVH stamped Floyd Rose on his own Wolfgangs? I read here that he had Original Floyd Roses on his personal EBMM and Peavey guitars, so I'd assume it'd be the same deal with his Fender models, but I'd be curious to see either way. Surely there's a close-up photo from one of the more recent tours that shows the bridge in enough detail to see.
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    Default The Floyds on Ed's own Wolfgangs

    I could swear that he uses the titanium floyds. They are probably custom stamped for him but I do remember reading that.

    He also did use the gotah floyds on some of his EBMM guitars. But I've seen the peavys and the EBMM with ofr's on them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I could swear that he uses the titanium floyds. They are probably custom stamped for him but I do remember reading that.
    FWIW I don't think the Wolfgang USA Tour Relic had a titanium trem. The relic replica is supposed to be exact and it looks like the ordinary chrome EVH trem.

    "In exciting news, EVH Gear has announced that it will make available an exact replica of this very instrument for consumers with the release of a limited 20-piece run of custom-built EVH Wolfgang USA Tour Relic Replica guitars."

    Here's a huge photo of the relic: Tour Relic Guitar

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    chrome evh floyd trems. titanium dtuna on the stealth and titanium string blocks

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    Is a titanium D-tuna available to the general public?

    In other news, I saw an EVH gear related video, where it was mentioned that "he" now uses a stainless steel locking nut. I've seen s/s screws and string blocks, but never any string clamps or the actual nut itself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Is a titanium D-tuna available to the general public?

    In other news, I saw an EVH gear related video, where it was mentioned that "he" now uses a stainless steel locking nut. I've seen s/s screws and string blocks, but never any string clamps or the actual nut itself...
    I could actually see some merit in using a SS nut & clamps. I had a 1999 Peavey Wolfgang standard and the locking nut on it was made out of a softer steel (I think Peavey used Ping brand Floyds & nuts?). The strings had left indentations in both the nut & string clamps resulting in some open string buzzing. At the time, Peavey was sending out replacement nuts free of charge that were made of a harder steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Is a titanium D-tuna available to the general public?

    Yep, they sure are...for QUITE a bit of your lunch money!

    http://www.dtuna.com/titanium.php

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    yeah all Ed's floyds on his Wolfs are EVH USA / German made floyds not the cheaper EVH special floyds. He does sometimes use titanium saddle blocks and stainless screws like on his stealth but the 15 tour relic did not have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubs View Post
    Yep, they sure are...for QUITE a bit of your lunch money!

    http://www.dtuna.com/titanium.php
    Hmmm, that's good to know.
    Thanks for the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoKart Mozart View Post
    I could actually see some merit in using a SS nut & clamps. I had a 1999 Peavey Wolfgang standard and the locking nut on it was made out of a softer steel (I think Peavey used Ping brand Floyds & nuts?). The strings had left indentations in both the nut & string clamps resulting in some open string buzzing. At the time, Peavey was sending out replacement nuts free of charge that were made of a harder steel.
    I currently have the same issue on my Peavey Wolf Special. It also happened on my Charvel w/German Schaller Floyd nut, which was an aftermarket mod performed on the guitar.

    Ed's got plenty of folks turned onto stainless steel frets, and I suspect more attention will be given to upgrading the individual parts of a trem and/or nut, with titanium or s/s ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    I currently have the same issue on my Peavey Wolf Special. It also happened on my Charvel w/German Schaller Floyd nut, which was an aftermarket mod performed on the guitar.

    Ed's got plenty of folks turned onto stainless steel frets, and I suspect more attention will be given to upgrading the individual parts of a trem and/or nut, with titanium or s/s ones.
    Yeah, the locking blocks on the r2 on my fav wolf have the same issue, but an extra quarter turn on the allen wrench seems to do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joezlo View Post
    Yeah, the locking blocks on the r2 on my fav wolf have the same issue, but an extra quarter turn on the allen wrench seems to do the trick.
    Yeah, I've done that too. Also tried turning the blocks sideways, so there would be a criss cross type of effect, to help offset the string indentations. It works on the Schaller, but not on my Wolf EXP. The Peavey's blocks on mine only fit onto the nut one way - ie; the "normal" straight up & down way.

    Over tightening the nut blocks etc. is a quick fix, but just delaying the inevitable - stripping screws/making more indents etc.
    Sooner or later, the parts will have to be replaced. No biggie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Ed's got plenty of folks turned onto stainless steel frets, and I suspect more attention will be given to upgrading the individual parts of a trem and/or nut, with titanium or s/s ones.
    With the price of a SS nut costing over $200, I'll stick to with the $30 variety!

    Hey...Floyd Rose Is having a sale - $199. I'll get two!

    http://www.floydrose.com/catalog/upg...um-locking-nut

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    With the price of a SS nut costing over $200, I'll stick to with the $30 variety!

    Hey...Floyd Rose Is having a sale - $199. I'll get two!

    http://www.floydrose.com/catalog/upg...um-locking-nut
    I agree.

    Some people would no doubt fork over the extra cash for a one time fix, rather than having to change nuts/parts several times over the life of a guitar. There would also likely be a need to have a guitar set up/intonated again, which can cost even more $$$.

    I guess it depends on each player's needs/cash flow/preferences/patience/playing time & style...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    I agree.

    Some people would no doubt fork over the extra cash for a one time fix, rather than having to change nuts/parts several times over the life of a guitar. There would also likely be a need to have a guitar set up/intonated again, which can cost even more $$$.

    I guess it depends on each player's needs/cash flow/preferences/patience/playing time & style...
    True! I think Jimmy is the only one I've seen in forum to actually own the complete Ti tremolo! It would definitely be cool!

 

 

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