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    Default Sterling by music man tremolo swap.

    Ok so I got a sterling from my boy yaminub and I'm gonna be replacing the Floyd and the pickups. And maybe some other small tidbits. Haven't decided. But my Question is, can I use a Floyd rose pr on this thing? I don't use a d-tuna and somewhat like the recessed tremolo and think it might be a good fit. Anyone ever swap the tremolo out with anything. Regular or otherwise? And where there any issues? Here's the axe o got from Yaminub.
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    I stared at that top just now for longer than I care to admit. I need to get one of those Axis switches on my gold top Ax40 I found a few days after I sent you this.

    That bridge is ugly and unclean though, it wasn't THAT bad when I sent it to you, was it? I hope not...

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    I put a FR Special on my Sterling SUB AX4 with a dTuna. Works quite well.

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    Personally, I really like the Sterling Floyd on my AX40.
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    It absolutely can be done, Fudd!
    I've put Floyd Rose Specials on a few of my AX40 guitars. They fit perfectly, with no mods needed.Click image for larger version. 

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    The AX40's come stock with an R2 nut, just so you know...
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    I do not use anything other than original Floyd rose. Not to be snobbish or anything but I've been burned by cheap ass tremolos when I was younger.

    Plus I plan on basically giving this thing a full overhaul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    I do not use anything other than original Floyd rose. Not to be snobbish or anything but I've been burned by cheap ass tremolos when I was younger.

    Plus I plan on basically giving this thing a full overhaul.
    I was just pointing out that the Floyd will drop right in.
    No worries or problems.

    Recently bought this AX40, and am about to order a Floyd and D-tuna.

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    Default Sterling by music man tremolo swap.

    I got that. No malice or anything. I inadvertently erased the top sentence before that posted.

    It was supposed to say good to know.

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    And it is a direct fit? I really am not good at woodworking lol. Every man has a weak spot. Mine is woodworking and manual labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    And it is a direct fit? I really am not good at woodworking lol. Every man has a weak spot. Mine is woodworking and manual labor.
    Direct fit. I'm the same in regards to woodworking, zero skill... The Floyd's line up perfectly with the Sterling trem studs. I didn't even have to remove them.
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    Personally, I've always preferred the GOTOH Floyd to the OFR. I like the bridge saddles better, and to me, the fine tuning adjustments feel smoother, like there is less slop in the threads when they machined it.

    You would need a GOTOH GT1996T with a R2 nut.
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    I ordered a chrome Floyd Rose Special last night, although I was tempted to buy the 1984 model... I did look at a Gotoh as well, and liked the idea that it came stock with a brass block!
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    I've already ordered a 1984 Floyd. Well 2 actually. Got a good deal on 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobozos View Post
    Personally, I've always preferred the GOTOH Floyd to the OFR. I like the bridge saddles better, and to me, the fine tuning adjustments feel smoother, like there is less slop in the threads when they machined it.

    You would need a GOTOH GT1996T with a R2 nut.
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    Just order a nut from FR.

 

 

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