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post Aug 2 2009, 07:27 PM
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Hi, i want to buy a new guitar but i'm not sure about the choice i have to do, the problem with the floyd rose device is that you can't easily change the tune. With a fixed bridge, there is no tremolo. A the end i will have two guitars, may be it won't be huge problem to not change the tune.

So i'm interest by an Ibanez RGT6ex, if someone has a opinion about it.

Thank you for your answer and sorry for my poor english.


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post Aug 2 2009, 07:45 PM
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Will you use a floating tremolo a lot? If not there's no reason since it doesn't benefit the tone.


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post Aug 2 2009, 10:50 PM
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I prefer Floyd Rose but not floating, blocked one.
That way I can still do all those dive bombs etc
AND the most important thing is ultra fast restringing.
Restringing but also putting broken string back in use.
It has happened to me many times even during gig,
string breaks on the bridge (that's where it breaks most often btw)
and it takes me like 1min top to put it back, no ball, bridge isn't floating. smile.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 11:06 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Aug 2 2009, 11:50 PM) *
I prefer Floyd Rose but not floating, blocked one.
That way I can still do all those dive bombs etc
AND the most important thing is ultra fast restringing.
Restringing but also putting broken string back in use.
It has happened to me many times even during gig,
string breaks on the bridge (that's where it breaks most often btw)
and it takes me like 1min top to put it back, no ball, bridge isn't floating. smile.gif


Exactly. I have a blocked one as well. Works like a charm!


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post Aug 2 2009, 11:39 PM
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It really depends on what you want to play with your guitar.
Looks at Steve Vai and what he can do with his bridge. On the other side, many guitar players are using a fixed brigde right now (like Paul Gilbert) instead of the old "trendy" Floyd Rose.
As always the best solution is to have many guitars with different bridges cool.gif


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post Aug 3 2009, 12:55 AM
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QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Aug 3 2009, 12:39 AM) *
As always the best solution is to have many guitars with different bridges cool.gif


AND a tech. biggrin.gif


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post Aug 3 2009, 06:19 PM
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i just use a floyd rose because the guitars i like mostly come with them...

that being said, ive learned to use it a lot in my music...i guess i use it when i am out of options when writing a song or improvising to kinda refresh my ideas quickly. but i will also use it as part of the song too!


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post Aug 3 2009, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for all answers, in fact i realise that what is important to me is to be able to change the tune, so if i don't make a mistake, i think i must choose a fixed bridge.

My current guitar has a whammy bar, so i still have this solution.

Some of you have a floyd but blocked, what is the interesting thing, just change strings easily but you can't change the tune easily.


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post Aug 3 2009, 08:56 PM
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Am I the only one Fixed-Bridger in here? biggrin.gif
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post Aug 3 2009, 11:17 PM
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QUOTE (Mike101 @ Aug 3 2009, 08:10 PM) *
Some of you have a floyd but blocked, what is the interesting thing, just change strings easily but you can't change the tune easily.


You mean tuning?
Yes you can, only thing that "blocks" you a little is locking nut
but you can leave that open if you want. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Aug 2 2009, 06:06 PM) *
Exactly. I have a blocked one as well. Works like a charm!


Is there a commercial product for this type of 'blocking'? Or did you just find something that does the job?


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What's make the difference with a blocked floyd rose while restringing the guitar? That the sprint is not changing the tone when you tune it? And that you don't need to adjust it to have a flat bridge?

To answer the first message, I have a Ibanez RG and I am really happy with it. It has a floating floyd rose. But as you said, forget about dropping the 6th to a D or all your string half a tone. It's pain in the ass.

As Jerry said, my plan to solve that is to buy a new guitar without a floyd rose. smile.gif


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post Aug 4 2009, 12:34 PM
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Aug 4 2009, 12:23 AM) *
Is there a commercial product for this type of 'blocking'? Or did you just find something that does the job?


Not sure, some people just use piece of wood to block it.
On my guitar I have smaller hole for bridge, not the big one like for floating.
So the back side of the bridge is nicely laying on the body
which also gives better sustain compared to floating.
Back side is blocked but the front isn't so you can do
dive bombs etc.


QUOTE (Keilnoth @ Aug 4 2009, 09:15 AM) *
What's make the difference with a blocked floyd rose while restringing the guitar? That the sprint is not changing the tone when you tune it? And that you don't need to adjust it to have a flat bridge?


Yeah, springs cannot pull it back when you remove one or all strings
which happens when it's not blocked,
this way it stays at the same place all the time
unless you use whammy bar and pull it down,
tho you can't pull it up.


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