Charvette with Floyd Rose

I have one of these guitars and am looking for a replacement bridge. It is floyd rose licensed but the spacing between the mounting studs is only 72cm (about 2 13/16") not 74cm. Any ideas or suggestions?



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Off the top of my head, places like Allparts or guitarpartsresource are worth looking up on the web. Come back to us if this doesn't help.

Thanks for the heads up I'll try these links and let you know if I find what I'm looking for.

Neither site had what I was looking for but i did get a lead on something called the Whammy Bar II which sounds like it could be what I am looking for. Any info would help. Thanks

user3656 wrote:
I have one of these guitars and am looking for a replacement bridge. It is floyd rose licensed but the spacing between the mounting studs is only 72cm (about 2 13/16") not 74cm. Any ideas or suggestions?

Dude, I have a Charvette which just had it's cast-metal whammy block cracked into about 3 peices two nights ago. I'm trying to find an economic replacement whammy that will fit that narrow 70mm-72mm post configuration but can't find anything. The measurement across the posts looks closer to 70mm to me. I'm considering going to a guitar fix-it to see if they can source me an aftermarket block so that I can avoid the price of a whole new whammy system which I don't use anyway. I'm still hoping to find something on the web that'll cost even less though. I'm wondering if you have your Charvette whammy in one peice still. I'm secretly hoping that you're just upgrading and would consider selling me your used whammy or just the block.

I still love my Charvette. It shares a rack with a Taylor, a US Strat, and a Pacifica. Mine was one of the early batches off the line. I haven't looked at the newer ones but this one was built like a mid-80's Squire MIJ Strat and worth keeping so I'm going to try and hunt down a bridge solution before considering a full-scale alteration. If I can't find a replacement whammy solution, I'll get the tools out and retrofit a bridge.

CHeers!

Guys, I have the same Guitar with the same issue! When I went to buy the guitar for around $250 (cdn) I wanted to test the tremolo system so I fully dumped it which resulted in cracking the block. I was not impressed after driving a hour and search High and Lo for this guitar and color (robins egg blue) for years! The seller refused to sell me the guitar but I offered him $200 for it as I wanted to replace it with a real tremolo as the ones on it are garbage thus why it broke. I think he had the wrong arm in it and it cracked the block which is constructed from a porous aluminum material. I found a similar used block but would have had to drill 3 new holes in the tremolo itself which is made of hardened steel! I also have been searching the net for used parts or similar Tremolo that's post are also 72mm and can find nothing. I have found lots of licensed "Floyd Rose" units on eBay that range in price from 30-100+ (usd) however if you look close the metal is pitted and of cheap quality as well. The only good ones I can find are Original Floyds, Schaller, Gotoh brands that are all 150-250 usd. They also have a post distance of 74mm-74.5mm which means plugging and re-drilling new holes as well as possible routing for the tremolo action!. So I am at a loss as well. I have phoned many music stores and none seem to be bothered unless you want to buy a NEW guitar! LOL. Please keep me posted if you find anything??? Thank you in advance!

mark.henke wrote:
Guys, I have the same Guitar with the same issue! ...so I fully dumped it which resulted in cracking the block. ...Please keep me posted if you find anything??? Thank you in advance!

Same guitar, same issue eh? No more of these units to be found... coincidence?

I haven't heard back on any of my leads but I really haven't tried a real luthier who may have a stash of old parts in a junk bin that may replace my block. I should do this. The block is the only broken part. This was not a good whammy but if you know how to use it, it's workable. I personally don't do the 70/80's EVH thing anymore. So what do I care. It'll just be a fancy string retainer.

I was in the midst of swapping in some Seymour Duncans when the block broke upon reassembly. P'd me right off because I didn't get to try out the new tone. I'll post my findings if I come up with a replacement that actually fits.

Cheers from BC

Hello Mark, Did you ever

Hello Mark,

Did you ever find a 72 mm between studs floyd rose replacement?

I have a Charvel C592 and it also comes with a 72 mm between studs floyd rose whose tremolo block was o a really bad quality and it broked in many pieces.

Regards from QC

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