Some day I wanna have a completely dependable DOUBLE LOCKING FIXED BRIDGE and this might be the best solution I can come up with!
NOTE: I'm not going to use these piece of shit parts for the actual guitar, they are all only for experimenting. I'll probably use some Warmoth parts! AND YES NOT THE ONES I JUST ORDERED! THAT WILL BE A FLOATING FLOYD GUITAR. This is a future project
THIS IS JUST A CONSTRUCTIONAL PROTOTYPE! NO SCALE LENGTHS WERE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION!
Here's the techinical drawings:
As you can see, there will be a recessed hole on the back for the bridge holder screw, that goes straight through the body. Reason is the same as bushings on guitar necks, you can take the bridge off as many times as you want to adjust the action with shims without stripping the wood. The tension bar springs will have their own hole, which can be screwed off if needed. The other option is to simply not drill through the hole body, but rather stop before the drill bit goes trhough, but to adjust or put in new springs, the whole bridge must be taken off, so that can be a pain in the ass...
THE TENSION BAR WILL NOT BE A SCREW!
It must be a steel beam of some sort in the exact diameter as the hole itself.
It will have a filed groove on the top that will keep the string holder screw in place, at least as good as possible.
THE WINGS OF THE BRIDGE WILL BE CUT OFF!
I dont like the look of having two wings without screws, so it will be compeltely cut off!
Here's an example! Of course it's going to be a black/white guitar!
Actually, I have done this experiment before, but it was just a test, now I'm compeltely serious about this, and wanna make it 100%!
The first version was actually using a standard floyd tension plate, but the bridge doesn't sit 100% on the surface, so it wiggle a little back and fourth making it unstable.
NOT having the tension makes it a bit unstable too, because the screws can wiggle a little from side to side.