Looking for a machinist that plays Guitar and is familiar with Tremolo Systems i.e., "Floyd Rose" floating Tremolo's etc..

Hi everyone,
I'm looking for a machinist that plays guitar and is familiar with "floating" Tremolo Systems such as the "Floyd Rose", i.e., a tremolo
system that can both lower and raise the pitch of a guitars strings.
I have designed and patented a new tremolo system for electric guitars and I have just about finished the AutoCAD drawings for the final prototypes. I need someone to make the prototypes for me. I have had some problems with the reliability of a machinist I had previously been working with, and I need to find someone else to do the final prototypes. I'm trying to find someone who is really interested in this type thing & who is reliable & honest. I would also like to find someone who is reasonably proficient with CAD, i.e., someone who can at least "view" 3D CAD files, use the hide, shade, & render commands, look at 3D files from different viewpoints, etc..
The tremolo system is as stable for tuning as a fixed bridge, i.e., tuning one string does not effect the tuning of the other strings, bending a string does not effect the pitch of the un-bent strings, breaking a string does not effect the pitch of the remaining un-broken strings, resting your hand on the bridge for palm muting effects does not upset the tuning of the strings. At the neutral position, the tremolo bridge acts just like a fixed bridge, but you use it just like a standard tremolo system & the tremolo arm has a smooth balanced feel at the neutral position. You can both lower and raise string pitch from the neutral position. The design basically just adds a cam and cam-follower to a stock pivotal tremolo system.
If you are interested in making the prototypes please contact me at the email listed in this newsgroup (Johnjmechanical @ yahoo.com) "delete the space before and after the @ sign". Please provide your name, address, contact info, and a little background information. I will then contact you direct via my regular email and I can send the DWG files for quotation after I get them done. I think I can get things wrapped up in about a week or so, so it may be a little while before you hear from me . I'm looking to move ahead as fast as possible because of lost time due to the unreliability of my former machinist. Even if some time passes between the time of this post and the time you see it, please email me if you are interested.
Thank you. John
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Paypal me $100.00 and I'll have a look at your drawings....
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find someone to draw it in Inventor.........the IGES files can then be used to NC the part(s)
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Hi John, I am the owner of the Machine Shop, "Smart Manufacturing" here in Massachusetts. .I've been doing the machining thing for 26 years now. I've help many engineers bring there product from proto-types to production. I can work with any CAD files you provide, and I'm sure I can help you with your project.
    I'm not familiar with "floating" Tremolo Systems such as the "Floyd Rose" But I do have a friend who is also a machinist... he has his own band. He attended The "Berkly School of music." I think together we can figure out this "floating" Tremolo Systems thing.
Derek
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John2005 wrote:

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I'm a musician who uses CNC to make various instruments (sculptures doubling as MIDI triggers) and my advice is don't worry about the machinist knowing anything about the tremelos. You just need a good machinist, period.
As long as your drawings are complete, a good machinist who knows nothing about guitars will do a better job than a mediocre machinist who is an expert guitarist.
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Contact me if you don't mind working with someone offshore, as in Malaysia. I know what a Floyd Rose is and I've taken apart quite a few of these. If you have an NDA, feel free to send it over for us to take a look and probably sign and certify, cause I'm very interested to work with you
Thanks
Adrian
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