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post Oct 8 2007, 08:46 AM
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hey guys
im in the middle of selling my ibanez rg1570 to fund a fixed bridge guitar, i really hate these floating bridges, my question is, do they standard PRS tremolos work in the same way? in a video i saw a guy retune from E to drop D and carry on playing.. that would throw a floating bridge out wouldnt it?
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post Oct 8 2007, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE (northeee @ Oct 8 2007, 09:46 AM) *
hey guys
im in the middle of selling my ibanez rg1570 to fund a fixed bridge guitar, i really hate these floating bridges, my question is, do they standard PRS tremolos work in the same way? in a video i saw a guy retune from E to drop D and carry on playing.. that would throw a floating bridge out wouldnt it?
thanks in advance
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tuning like you suggested on a Floyd Rose will set it off, it's true what you said.

But I'm not too familiar with PRS tremolos. Can you give us a picture or a link to the guitar you're refering to?


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post Oct 8 2007, 05:14 PM
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http://www.thomann.de/gb/prs_se_paul_allen...artner_id=59917
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post Oct 8 2007, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE (northeee @ Oct 8 2007, 06:14 PM) *

You should probably ask PRS but to me it looks like a Fender type tremolo. Which means you can tune as you like whenever you like.

A very nice looking guitar!


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post Oct 8 2007, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE (northeee @ Oct 8 2007, 09:46 AM) *
hey guys
im in the middle of selling my ibanez rg1570 to fund a fixed bridge guitar, i really hate these floating bridges, my question is, do they standard PRS tremolos work in the same way? in a video i saw a guy retune from E to drop D and carry on playing.. that would throw a floating bridge out wouldnt it?
thanks in advance
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Most PRS guitars tremelos work the same way as fenders. They only really go one way so their not floating. As far as i know the expensive mark tremonti signature ( Not the SE ) has a tremelo that floats mildly You should have no problem retuning your guitar down to drop D etc.
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post Oct 8 2007, 10:33 PM
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QUOTE (northeee @ Oct 8 2007, 08:46 AM) *
hey guys
im in the middle of selling my ibanez rg1570 to fund a fixed bridge guitar, i really hate these floating bridges, my question is, do they standard PRS tremolos work in the same way? in a video i saw a guy retune from E to drop D and carry on playing.. that would throw a floating bridge out wouldnt it?
thanks in advance
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Most PRS models have a Fender-like approach to tremolo. I have a PRS CE-24 and its tremolo seems to be of that style. Dropped tunings should be fine. To follow up from the previous reply, the Mark Tremonti signature model (not SE) has some extra routing under the bridge to allow greater pull-up of the tremolo.


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post Oct 9 2007, 12:22 AM
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I think the SE's are made in korea, is that right?


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QUOTE (JVM @ Oct 9 2007, 12:22 AM) *
I think the SE's are made in korea, is that right?


Yeah, the SEs are made by the World Musical Instrument Co. in Korea, under licence from PRS.


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post Oct 9 2007, 04:38 AM
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thanks alot guys!
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post Oct 9 2007, 05:25 AM
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So how well do they compare to the real thing? I mean, a real PRS costs ~2000+, so there must be quite a difference I'd think.


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post Oct 9 2007, 05:37 AM
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ive played a few SE's and i can say that they are easy to play buy feel cheaply made


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post Oct 9 2007, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Oct 9 2007, 06:25 AM) *
So how well do they compare to the real thing? I mean, a real PRS costs ~2000+, so there must be quite a difference I'd think.


The SE's are crap. They made ok but they dont look nor feel like the real thing. They have the crappiest pickups ever. When you play clean you get the idea that they sound 'ok' and then when you kick in overdrive and full on high gain distortion, you get an extremely muffled sound. It really sounds bad. You could probably get some nice PRS pickups put in afterwards but then why not just use a les paul which is cheapter than a SE and get nice pickups as well ?

I dont think getting an SE is a good option. The Paul Allender SE looks very cool tho.
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post Oct 9 2007, 05:41 PM
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Considering 80% of guitarplayers use Floyd/Edge bridges, it's not the bridge that sucks but users who can't use it. No offence but before selling that awesome guitar you should take some time and learn how to tune floyd/edge bridge.

I hate it when people say Floyd bridges suck - i take it as a personal insult. They don't suck!!! They work awesome!! I don't remember whne was the last time i tuned my guitar and i use whammy bar each day and it stays in perfect tune.

Nah, never mind. Do whatever you want....


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post Oct 9 2007, 05:46 PM
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80 % might be a bit of an exaggeration, but yeah, floyds doesn't suck, they're just a pain in the ass to tune, you just have to deal with it.


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post Oct 9 2007, 05:51 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Oct 9 2007, 06:41 PM) *
Considering 80% of guitarplayers use Floyd/Edge bridges, it's not the bridge that sucks but users who can't use it. No offence but before selling that awesome guitar you should take some time and learn how to tune floyd/edge bridge.

I hate it when people say Floyd bridges suck - i take it as a personal insult. They don't suck!!! They work awesome!! I don't remember whne was the last time i tuned my guitar and i use whammy bar each day and it stays in perfect tune.

Nah, never mind. Do whatever you want....


Dont be offended pavel. I know the feeling. I love fender strats and i get the same feeling when people say they suck. Even tho im not a great floyed / edge fan. I dont think their crap either, i think im just too newbie to use them smile.gif
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