Floyd Rose Stamping Question

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  1. Rick Stewart

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    I bought a Douglas Hadron 727. The D string sat quite a bit higher than the rest so I took off the Chinese licensed Floyd Rose and here's what I found under the fourth string saddle:

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    Has anyone ever seen a raised stamped area under the 4th string saddle? Why would they do that?

    Also, of the seven lock screws, two of them were so long that they hit the body behind the rout when you pull up on the trem. Again, has anyone ever seen this and why would they do that?

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    Thanks for any clues, I have none.
    -Rick
     
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    Rats and sorry! I don't know how I put this in Videos. How do I put it one level up in Luthier Tips?
     
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    No, can't say as if I've ever seen that but I don't remember the last time I took a floyd type trem apart. Is it an issue with string height adjustment?
     

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    Yes, the 4th string was unreasonably high.
     
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    I can only speculate that they elevated the D string saddle in this manner so it would better conform to the fretboard profile. It's common to have to shim both the D and G string on a Floyd to achieve ideal low action.
     
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    Not sure what can be done about it. You may have to shim the rest to compensate.
     
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    File off the bottom of that saddle a little at a time untill it gets to where you want it , or buy a new one its like $25 for a import liscened floyd. I would think they were trying to compensate however you would think it would be on #3 as well. I know ones I have taken apart were numbered 1,2 and 3 as they were different heights and mount them 1,2,3,3,2,1 so you would get the radius of the neck.
     
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    Wow. Except for the 7 string part and the weird elevated part...these Floyd's appear to be made from some very old Japanese molds.

    I notice there are only 2 rows of saddle screws instead of 3. Also, the sustain block looks like a Fender instead of a Floyd!

    Interesting unit.
     
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    Good idea.

    Unless they've improved the Floyd's since I had a 6 string version, these are not strong. You can shave the saddle easily probably.
     
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    Eyguitar.com sells individual ones , maybe but one and file it down to save yours.
     
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    My thoughts exactly...

    Another quirky thing about it was that the trem block has 6 holes but the claw has five hooks - and it only came with two springs. :)
     
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    That was my initial thought, but Instead I ordered a Floyd Rose Special and a press fit style trem arm to replace it. I'm going to get rid of all the chrome and just go with all black hardware. :)
     
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    Hope that fits the route....you might have to bust out a Dremel.

    I have been having issues with the "Floyd" on my Scope: It doesn't want to hold on to the strings if you pull up. Not helpful.

    My next 7 is a hardtail.
     
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    I had that problem with a licensed Floyd I had on an ESP. I swapped out the stock screws and blocks with the zinc ones they sell on the Floyd Rose website and that seems to have solved the problem.
     

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