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  • FR Tren Block fyi

    Had to replace the saddles on a FRS so orderd a steel set vs the pit metal junk that came on it. Figured, while I was at it, Id swap out the cheap trem block for a FR brass block as well.

    Got the parts in yesterday, sat down this morn to install everything and sumbiotch, the new trem block os about a 1/16th of an inch wider at the mounting screws than the FRS shims. The two parts are off just enough the 3 miunting screws will not go thru the FRS body/shim and into the block.

    Ended up putting the original block back on along with the new saddles, which are also just a hair taller than the ones I took off.

    Oh well, at least its playable now

    1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
    Jackson Soloist 7 string
    ESP LTD M-400
    Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

  • #2
    Wow, never encountered sg like that despite being a compulsive block swapper... Last time I put a block that was custom made for a no-name FR Pro copy on a FRS and it was a perfect fit... Could it be that it is a lemon and out of spec?

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    • #3
      I mean, I gues it could. I could prob open the holes on the shims and body w a dremel if I really wanna dig back into.

      I put the two blocks side by side and albeit small, you could see a slight difference in hole placement.

      May reach out to the vendor and seebif they have encountered that before
      1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
      Jackson Soloist 7 string
      ESP LTD M-400
      Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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      • #4
        Called MF today about the Floyd block. They ended up refunding me the $20 for it and told me to keep it. Would probably cost more to send it back and them send me a new one.
        1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
        Jackson Soloist 7 string
        ESP LTD M-400
        Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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        • #5
          Any issues replacing the saddles with (I’m assuming) OFR saddles?
          I have a guitar with a FR Special and although so far so good, I’m already thinking ahead to when the saddles will need to be replaced.

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          • #6
            No issues at all. Id have to look but the FR saddles may have been a hair taller based on looseming the saddle screws, slidong out the old ones and sliding the new ones in.

            Got the new saddles on, neck adjusted, intonated and off to the races with it.
            1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
            Jackson Soloist 7 string
            ESP LTD M-400
            Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hsb View Post
              No issues at all. Id have to look but the FR saddles may have been a hair taller based on looseming the saddle screws, slidong out the old ones and sliding the new ones in.

              Got the new saddles on, neck adjusted, intonated and off to the races with it.
              Good to know, thanks!

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              • #8
                Welcome sir. They were super easy to install by the way
                1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                Jackson Soloist 7 string
                ESP LTD M-400
                Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hsb View Post
                  Called MF today about the Floyd block. They ended up refunding me the $20 for it and told me to keep it. Would probably cost more to send it back and them send me a new one.
                  So you're free to mod it to fit. I'd might try to if it fits another unit (if you have one). If it doesn't fit an OFR or 1000 series either, than that would make it sure that it's a lemon. A free lemon.

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                  • #10
                    Id have to mod the bodyband shim of the FRS to make it fit, but should I get another guitar w a Floyd on it, Inhave a spare block or if I get adventerous to mod the shim and body Ill have the block hamdy.
                    1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                    Jackson Soloist 7 string
                    ESP LTD M-400
                    Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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