Question about FR bridges

#1

I want to swap out the FR from one of my Charvels. I just want get a different color

According to the specs on Charvels site
I need a FR 1000 / R3 nut.

Currently I can only find the 1000 pro on Amazon, or the specials…

Any suggestions?

#2

what color u want?

https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Bridges_and_Tailpieces/Bridges_and_Tailpieces_for_Electric_Guitar/Floyd_Rose_Tremolos/Floyd_Rose_Locking_Nut_Set.html

https://www.ebay.com/b/Floyd-Rose-Guitar-Nuts/101976/bn_3129972

#3

I believe there’s quite a few folks who believe the Gotoh GE1996T is better than the “official” Floyds. Suhr uses the Gotoh on their Floyd-equipped guitars. I’m 99% sure I saw a video where someone talked about doing a successful drop-in replacement of the Floyd Special on a Charvel with the Gotoh without replacing the original mounting posts.

There are also popular Schaller made-in-Germany Floyds marketed under Schaller’s own name, but I have no idea about drop-in compatibility for those with the “Official” Floyd (though I believe at least some of the “Official” Floyds are also made by Schaller, but not branded as Schaller).

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#4

Agreed, Gotoh is top quality - and less $. No brainer IMO.

#5

Thanks, but I was looking for info on the discrepancies between the various FR bridges.

I’m happy with my FRs.

All the best