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Post by richy2000 on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:00 pm

Hi all i have just recently acquired a rather beat up spectrum sx.. with no bridge. I am opting to put in a Floyd rose but i heard that a Floyd rose cant intonate properly on the spectrum sx.

any help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by corsair on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:32 pm

You hear correctly; and the FR requires some woodworking to fit as well.

One or two members in here have used a Gotoh and this one..

http://www.westoneguitars.net/fixme/hardware-repairs/bendmaster-ft-bridge-replacement/

I can't find the Gotoh thread presently but it is in here someplace.

DO you have the stringlock?

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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by richy2000 on Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:40 pm

i have the FR locking nut if that is what you mean? or do you mean the non fast loading FR? the FR i have is the non fast loading one.
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Post by corsair on Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:02 am

Nope... I mean the behind-the-nut stringlock that these have as OEM; quite a different animal to a locking nut.

From memory, the Floyd requires new bridge post holes and possibly wood removed from the interior to allow free movement of the trem.

Here's the SX specifications...

http://www.westoneguitars.net/guitars/spectrum-series/spectrum-sx/

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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by Westbone on Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:59 pm

Now you can use these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272609867607?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

but you MUST USE the pivot post provided as they're smaller in diameter than the Westone ones which allows for intonation.
The trem block is a little too short so a bit of woodwork is required in the trem spring cavity to stop them binding. Or buy a longer block. All in an easy fit really.

Here's a l/hand one fitted on a DX


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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by richy2000 on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:45 pm

hey i do have the OEM behind the nut string lock but it seems to be missing a few pieces so i was planning on using the FR locking nut. i also think you can route the neck pocket deeper for it to properly intonate but im not sure do you think it would work?
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by richy2000 on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:47 pm

that's a great idea with that bridge but i already have a spare FR and the item you linked doesn't ship to my location sadly.
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by corsair on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:28 am

You're deadset going to use that bridge you've got regardless of what advice you're getting here, which is fine; I have no experience in fitting FR bridges to Westone guitars so cannot offer any more than I have already...

The stringlock may be missing parts - I'm guessing the locking plates? - but they are available here if you care to actually hunt the relevant threads down! Once again, a lot less work than retrofitting a locknut.

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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:29 pm

Thanks for that link westbone, really good to know.
how does it perform?
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by The Chad on Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:17 am

Dude, use the Gotoh 1996t (better than an original FR due to design improvements) or the one the Westone said about. 

Ditch the Orig. FR idea.
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by richy2000 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:38 pm

is this the gotoh your talking about?
http://www.guitarparts.co.nz/floyd-rose-parts/bridges/gotoh-ge1996t-locking-tremolo-chrome-3716.html
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by The Chad on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:00 am

Yes,  that's it.  Super trem.
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by The Chad on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:02 am

Eddie Van Halen loves them.  So there's a celebrity endorsement for ya.  Smile

MUCH cheaper here... though shipping may be worse? 

http://www.mojotone.com/Pickups_x?search=gotoh+1996t
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by richy2000 on Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:36 am

hey i checked it out but looks like it would end up costing the same. what ive decided to do is string up the fr i have and see if it will intonate as im pretty sure its a fr copy so there is a chance it might work. and if it doesn't ill just have to get the gotoh shame though as i dont have that kind of money at the moment.
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Re: Spectrum sx floyd rose replacement

Post by The Chad on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:21 am

Let us know how it all works out.  At any rate, the sustain block will not be long enough.  Did you find my Dynasty Floyd thread?  I explain how to fix that.  You'll need the longest sustain block you can find, which is usually a 42mm (to fit the body width however, you'll need longer that that which isn't available, therefore you'll need to file away some wood in the cavity as in my thread).
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