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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Strat Ultra 1994 - Floyd Rose Type II trem



Feb 14th, 2017 04:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Can anyone give me a run down on how these worked? I'm considering buying an Ultra but I am worried about being unable to adjust the sting height and intonation. I understand that you have to cut the ball off the string end and lock it in with an allen key - etc etc. Looks like Fender dropped this bridge because it didn't work - or did it work and it was just too complicated?

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Feb 14th, 2017 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 90's Fender Deluxe Strat with an original Floyd Rose system. I would assume the II version is very similar.

As you state, you cut the ball ends off the strings and lock them in the bridge saddles. You can't adjust individual string height. Setting the intonation (and changing strings) can be a challenge.

You can make subtle tuning adjustments with the micro tuners on the bridge, but have to unlock the nut Allen bolts to tune and change strings.

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Feb 14th, 2017 05:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Back in the day I had a Kramer (I know... right!?!?!) and I used to run the ball ends through the tuners.

I don't remember why. Probably because it was different.

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Feb 14th, 2017 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Cut ball/Allen key = standard operating procedure for Floyds.

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Feb 14th, 2017 10:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

I guess I was stringing that guitar right-handed.

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