Originally Posted by Mike
You can still get the mega serious studs they used for the Kahler Steeler. No one else in this thread has one of those, but I remember you buying one off me and being a fan. More obscure bridge, but it is one of the greatest OFR double locking bridges ever made. All the boutique strat guys used to use them. Zion, Anderson, etc. etc. etc. Not to be confused with the Spyder or the killer of course. I don't remember if the inserts themselves are the exact same diameter. They are actually beefier than anything you will see on a floyd type trem, with more serious, deeper, threading. https://www.whammyparts.com/kahler-r...er-post-detail
Kahler's quality has always been great on their more serious models. Which is probably why they switched to making golf clubs, where you can make more money off of people who want things made out of premium quality metals.
You have to replace the inserts, since Kahler threading isn't metric. But all of the threaded Kahler stuff is beefy as fuck. A post is a post. As long as it has the pivot point it works.
Floyd Rose posts come in a variety of lengths actually. There is no uniform length. Longer is obviously better and more stable. I've pulled shorter ones and replaced them with longer ones. I actually don't know of any site that specifies the length when you order.
The "Gotoh vs. Schaller" thing is actually way old news. That was a thing around 2008. When Suhr stopped using Schallers and switched to Gotohs. At the time the Gotohs were cheaper and the Schaller made OFRs were widely viewed as declining in quality. There has been over a decade worth of developments since then, including Gotohs increasing in price.
So if you don't have a good memory of contemporary history it's definitely something to be aware of. All the opinions you see that are like "The Gotohs kill the Schallers" are circa 2008.
A lot has changed since then. Gotoh upped their prices and I've also seen people bitching about a perceived drop in the quality of Gotoh OFR type trems.
Since then Schaller has also upped their game and came out with the Lockmeister once patents expired. I had one of those. Nice trem. Schaller has overhauled all their shit at least twice since the "Suhr switching to Gotoh " development that is still widely cited. I don't actually know where things stand now.