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    New Floyd Rose w/d'tuna on my SUB AX4

    A little while back, I took off my Sterling branded Floyd Rose and replaced it with a Jackson JT580LP. I put pics up on another post, everything went great and it played fine. My problem was, it wouldn't stay in tune well...mainly because it was an older one and the fine tuners were quite worn. Also, I couldn't put a d'tuna on it.

    Well...I bought a Floyd Rose 1000 base plate & saddle set, and Floyd Rose Original parts for the rest of the bridge. I got a 42mm original brass sustain block to keep the cost down, and finally got a d'tuna.

    What a difference in, well, everything!! All the parts cost around $150 direct from Floyd Rose, except the d'tuna I ordered elsewhere and it works perfectly. I love this guitar and wanted to share some pics...

    New Floyd Rose w/d'tuna on my SUB AX4-imag0622_1-jpgNew Floyd Rose w/d'tuna on my SUB AX4-imag0604_1-jpg
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    Congrats! Nice Job! I owned an AX4 for a bit and did a few upgrades myself. Namely, a stonetone rock block (highly recommended if you have the $100 burning a hole in your pocket ) and a pup swap to an Air Norton in the neck and a Tone Zone in the bridge (closest you can get to the original EBMM Axis pickups according to DiMarzio). One HECK of a guitar either way. Played amazing as I'm sure yours does as well. Anyway, you have one of the biggest bang for the buck guitars right there! Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhalen View Post
    Congrats! Nice Job! I owned an AX4 for a bit and did a few upgrades myself. Namely, a stonetone rock block (highly recommended if you have the $100 burning a hole in your pocket ) and a pup swap to an Air Norton in the neck and a Tone Zone in the bridge (closest you can get to the original EBMM Axis pickups according to DiMarzio). One HECK of a guitar either way. Played amazing as I'm sure yours does as well. Anyway, you have one of the biggest bang for the buck guitars right there! Enjoy!
    I did that exact same pup swap as well! Is the stone block pretty awesome? This is my first time having a brass block and I love it. Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it!!

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    The Floyd Rose upgrade was a great project. Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    The Floyd Rose upgrade was a great project. Good job!
    Thanks very much, I appreciate it!! My brother did my intonation today, it plays & sounds amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev82668 View Post
    I did that exact same pup swap as well! Is the stone block pretty awesome? This is my first time having a brass block and I love it. Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it!!
    You're welcome. The stone block was amazing. The overtones, clarity, resonance, sustain were unbelievable. Between that and the pickups the guitar was off the charts.
    SBMM JV60 S/N SG34682 w/flame roasted maple neck/DuBaldo's split HB polished frets; DiMarzio PAF 36th Bridge pup neck; DiMarzio AT-1 bridge; Graphtec saddles; Schaller locking tuners
    Vox VT20+
    Zoom G3X
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhalen View Post
    You're welcome. The stone block was amazing. The overtones, clarity, resonance, sustain were unbelievable. Between that and the pickups the guitar was off the charts.

    That's awesome!! Maybe when I get some cash again, I'll try one of those!

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    That's an awesome upgrade! Congrats on that, and thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    That's an awesome upgrade! Congrats on that, and thanks for sharing!

    Very welcome my friend, I really love that guitar!!

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