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post May 13 2007, 11:50 PM
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Ok well lets face it. Whammy bars are cool. And any guitar that has a floyd rose trem. is just a little bit cooler then all other other guitar tremelos. But, Im scared to by a guitar with a floyd rose trem. I dont have any idea what id do if I broke a string or how I would fix it. Idk if there all as good as there claimed to be ? Or if I should just go for a Strat. with a simple trem. Right now im looking at a Jackson King V , and one of the Jackson Dinkies. But before I make a rash choice I want to make sure im not digging myself into a hole.

I need to know how it works. What its made for. And what to do when breaking a string. Is it hard. Are they as good as there claimed to be. And do you recomend it.

And personal experience with floyd rose is greatly appreciated.







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post May 14 2007, 05:15 AM
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Floyd Rose Tremolos are trickier but not rocket science ;-)

It takes a bit longer to string and tune the guitar due to the double locking mechanism. But you get used to it quickly. My record in replacing and tuning after a broken string was 3 min during a live gig....

Actually the bottom line is if you want to enter the realm of whammy playing a floyd rose tremolo is a must have. Yes, there are some new things coming that you need to learn in terms of guitar maintenance but it's actually simple stuff where I am sure if you have any problem a lot of people here in the forum can help you out.

But trust me it's really simple.
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post May 14 2007, 07:45 AM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ May 14 2007, 12:50 AM) *
Ok well lets face it. Whammy bars are cool. And any guitar that has a floyd rose trem. is just a little bit cooler then all other other guitar tremelos. But, Im scared to by a guitar with a floyd rose trem. I dont have any idea what id do if I broke a string or how I would fix it. Idk if there all as good as there claimed to be ? Or if I should just go for a Strat. with a simple trem. Right now im looking at a Jackson King V , and one of the Jackson Dinkies. But before I make a rash choice I want to make sure im not digging myself into a hole.

I need to know how it works. What its made for. And what to do when breaking a string. Is it hard. Are they as good as there claimed to be. And do you recomend it.

And personal experience with floyd rose is greatly appreciated.
Thanks- John

I think the first question you should ask yourself is what sound you expect from the guitar. The Jackson King V with a HH pu setup wont sound the same as a Strat with SSS or even HSS. So don't make a buy you'd not be happy with in the future.
And with all the information about FR trem on this site and on the internet you'd be able to cope I'm sure.
If you can hold and turn a screwdriver and an Allen key (not even at the same time) you will be able to set it up.

EDIT: I mean, when you look for a guitar you search not only a sound, it should also feel good in your hands. And also tremolo could be one component in what's perfect for you but I don't think you should let that steer you into a certain model unless that crieria is way up on your priority list, but then you shoud get what you WANT and not what you not really want.

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post May 14 2007, 11:26 PM
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ok well I want something with floyd rose and a fast neck. That pretty much says ibanzez but are some floyd roses more advanced then others ?


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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ May 14 2007, 06:26 PM) *
ok well I want something with floyd rose and a fast neck. That pretty much says ibanzez but are some floyd roses more advanced then others ?
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Yeah, the edge pro (on the prestige models and the Jem) is reckoned to be a much better tremelo than the edge 3.


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post May 16 2007, 08:07 PM
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IMO the best Floyd Rose tremolo is exclusively used in Vigier guitars. They use ball bearings instead of knives which minimizes friction and keeps the tremolo going still 10 years later.
I have a 89/90 something Ibanez Universe (one of the first models using the Edge not low-pro tremolo) where the tremolo not always jumps back to the original place due to this.
My 92 Vigier Excalibur's tremolo is still going smooth. Also it's so smooth that you can easily imitate the old Star Treck Com BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING sound with it ;-)

(Just thought I'd move the spotlight a little bit away from Ibanez tongue.gif )

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QUOTE (Igorrr @ May 16 2007, 03:07 PM) *
(Just thought I'd move the spotlight a little bit away from Ibanez tongue.gif )


Heresy !!!!

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Nothing is Better Than The Ibanez!!! biggrin.gif
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hmmm ok ....im still thinkin


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