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    I recall that the Schaller TOM bridges are 14" radius, but I could be misremembering. Either way, the difference is going to be miniscule. Trying to put a TOM on a vintage-ish Fender with a 9.5" radius would be a lot more noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonplayer View Post
    I recall that the Schaller TOM bridges are 14" radius, but I could be misremembering. Either way, the difference is going to be miniscule. Trying to put a TOM on a vintage-ish Fender with a 9.5" radius would be a lot more noticeable.
    Both the gts and gtm bridges are 12" by default. I'd not be surprised to find they are or were available in 14".

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    Thanks guys, so basically I need to file my own slots to get one to match ? Are there any how to guides?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan0151 View Post
    Thanks guys, so basically I need to file my own slots to get one to match ? Are there any how to guides?.
    1. Buy these
    https://www.amazon.com/Hosco-Guitar-.../dp/B01H7B1JD6

    2. Then take the slot files to the inner 4 bridge saddles and do exactly like this:


    3. ...until the radius is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocka_Rollas View Post
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    This is correct.




    People must stop fooling around!!!!
    Except in practice it is typically what I said. Most TOM bridges are 12" radius. A Floyd Rose is 12" radius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    Except in practice it is typically what I said. Most TOM bridges are 12" radius. A Floyd Rose is 12" radius.
    FLOYD SELLS SHIMS FOR THIS PURPOSE GODDAMNIT

    I'm not saying you're wrong, because you aren't, but you should be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    FLOYD SELLS SHIMS FOR THIS PURPOSE GODDAMNIT

    I'm not saying you're wrong, because you aren't, but you should be!
    I know, but a) they weren't around for years, and b) hardly anyone uses them, including manufacturers. And really, no one ever really notices if they're there or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    I know, but a) they weren't around for years, and b) hardly anyone uses them, including manufacturers. And really, no one ever really notices if they're there or not.
    I certainly do. I'm super picky with string action.

    When I first put together my Warmoth with 10-16 compound and had a Floyd bridge (comes 12" stock) I was super annoyed that I couldn't get low action on middle strings.
    Then I discovered shims, and shimmed up the bridge saddles to circa 18" radius... and surprise... I got nearly perfect string action across all the strings!!!


    And no... I'm not that kind of person who's like "I can only play 14" radius, otherwise my hand gets cramped booohooo"...
    No no... I don't carea about the radius as long as it's 12" or more, since that's from experience the minimal radius to be able to get Rocka (tm) style low action.
    And yeah I have a little higher action nowadays than a few years ago but still low.
    I can't tell difference from a 14" or 16" or whatever just by playing, maybe because I dont care.
    All I care about is that I have as close to my prefered action as possibe.

    And not having a radius matched Floyd Rose will fucking DESTROYYYYYYYYY any kind of consistent action across the strings!!!

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