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    Default Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    Can you block a a Floyd Rose without adjusting the tremolo claw and glueing the wooden blocks in?

    I ask because I just want to block the tremolo bridge temporarily.

    Also will changing tuning be easier with a block of wood even without glues or adjusting the tremolo claw?

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    Default Re: Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    Yes
    Insert block
    Dont use glue


    Make the block a bit of wedge shaped
    So that it tightens as it goes in

    One on either side just like glued in
    But without the glue
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    Default Re: Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    This is exactly how I've done it. It will stay there until you decide to take the block out. It takes a bit to find the right size of the wedge if you don't want wood sticking out of the back.

    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    Yes
    Insert block
    Dont use glue


    Make the block a bit of wedge shaped
    So that it tightens as it goes in

    One on either side just like glued in
    But without the glue
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    Bah - just crank those springs down until it hits the body.
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    Default Re: Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    Yes
    Insert block
    Dont use glue


    Make the block a bit of wedge shaped
    So that it tightens as it goes in

    One on either side just like glued in
    But without the glue
    I use a couple pieces of thick folded cardboard to block my Floyd when changing strings (so I can take all the strings off and give the fretbaord a quick clean). Put one between the floyd and the top of the body and jam one or two between the block and the guitar body in the cavity. It works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Bah - just crank those springs down until it hits the body.
    That is a simple and effective solution.

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    Default Re: Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    You could remove the bridge
    Tap a bolt hole in the wide flat side
    Then run a bolt all the way in

    Reinstall the bridge
    And back the bolt out till it blocks the trim

    This is a much harder method that making wedges
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    Default Re: Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    One time, I taped pennies in a stack tall enough to fill the cavity. I think I taped guitar picks together for the other side. Worked fine.

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    Default Re: Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Bah - just crank those springs down until it hits the body.
    Doesn't work if it has a route for pull ups, need more info.

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    Default Re: Blocking Blocking Floyd Rose temporally

    GIVE IT A WEDGIE! Or, the Double Atomic Wedgie.
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