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Floyd Rose copy bridge

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I've got an old mid/late 80's B. C. Rich ST-3 that has a floyd rose style bridge and locking nut on it. It is only a single locker (strings come up from the bottom like a strat trem). It recently pulled apart (screws holding the top of the bridge separated from the bottom). I was able to get it fixed by using liquid steel and redrilling and tapping.

What I was wondering, does anyone know if a regular floyd rose would drop into the place of this? What measuresments etc do I have to take to figure this out. I love old girl and want to keep her playing, but I have to admit with the bridge failing, now I find myself a little hesitant to use the bar.
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You can get Floyd Templates here:

Which will have all of the measurements that you will need to compare.
Excellent! Andy to the rescue. Any preferences of a Kahler over a Floyd?
I've got an old Washburn Wonderbar setup I could use but I was saving that for a solidbody strat project I've been kicking around.
Wasn't the Washburn Wonderbar a Torsion bar? If so has it held up after all these years?
I don't remember the original floyds having the deck route. I had a Les Paul with an old Floyd, and I'm sure there was no deck route. I also had a Kramer Baretta back in the '80's and I don't remember a deck route on it either. But there it is right in the specs - I must be getting old.

Well I guess they aren't a true Floyd copy then. There is no route for the backend fo the floyd in the top of my guitar. Besides routing one to make a real floyd fit does anyone have any other suggestions??
I remember that bridge, It was a generic bridge from the late '80's. I think Charvettes had those as well as series A and bunch of others (BC Rich NJ Series?).

I'm holding a Floyd in my hand, you would only need the deck routing if you wanted to pitch up. I would add the deck routing so you could flush mount it though, the action might be a little on the high side if it is sitting above the deck. If your neck is sitting high above the body, you might get away with it.

Is the stud spacing and the distance from the studs to the sadle break points roughly the same (withinthe adjustment of the Floyd?). I remember those bridges as having allot of plate before the saddles.
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