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Hi, I have a big problem and need your knowledge and experience.
Few days ago I replaced my old Shaller Floyd Rose bridge with new Gotoh Floyd, but made a mistake. Didn`t realize that saddle lock screws are much longer with Gotoh bridge. As you can see on pictures below they dont fit into body cavity.
What can I do?
Can I cut those in some workshop about 2mm or there`s shorter replacement ect.?
Help, needed urgently.

thanks.
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 03:25:23 PM »
old screws from shaller do not fit and routing the guitar cavity is not an option.

cutting the screw wont work either as they a little tip at the end that fits into a cup in the side of the little cube

Any ideas? Many thanks
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 04:23:40 AM »
I suspect that you're probably going to have to sell it second-hand and buy a new Schaller Floyd.

Otherwise you are looking at routing.  :undecided:
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 08:25:14 PM »
I`ve searched all internet and there`s no shorter screws for that bridge. Someone would make millions making them as plenty of people I presume have similar problem,

Was thinking about contacting Gotoh to see what they can say about it.
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 11:58:29 PM »
Do't you have a Schaller Floyd already that you took out?  If so try the screws that came with that on your new Gotoh.  If they fit and work there, then maybe consider buying these new replacements

If not, you have saved some money
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 08:23:24 AM »
I have already tried old Shaller screws, they do not fit, they`re are too thick. Different type.
but those that I posted in my last post, seems to be 10mm shorter and same type as Gotoh ones, problem is that they`re hard to find,
will write an email to Shaller asking them if they have some left.

many thanks
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2016, 04:08:02 PM »
Problem sorted!
I took original screws out, took them to the shop where they cut keys, repair shoes ect. Funny enough they cut those screws shorter and recreated that tip at the end on the machine.
Brilliant job, pure improvisation but it WORKS!
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2016, 04:13:10 PM »
Awesome!  You McGyvered your Floyd!
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Re: Floyd Rose saddle lock screws too long to fit body cavity. HELP!
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2016, 05:33:37 PM »
Exactly!!!
Along with my Floyd I got my shoes sorted as well  :grin:
All jokes aside, the biggest problem was that tip at the end of the screw, but finally it works!
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