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Old 01-21-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Strumming a Floyd Rose

I've noticed that when I strum my Jackson Soloist with a Floyd rose that it doesn't sound as good as when i strum a hard tailed guitar. I also notice this with power chords. Is this because i have 9's on it or is there some trick for strumming floyd rose equipped guitars? It just sounds loose and sloppy?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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floyds do sound and feel a bit different from a hardtail

what gauge strings do you have on your other guitar(s), though? different gauge strings feel and sound different, too.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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most trems have a diffrent sound than a TOM/hardtail does, it is normal.

+1 to what Dave said
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My ESP Horizon and Les Paul Custom chord equally well, but I use 11-56 strings and have had to add an extra spring to my floyd and adjust the tension to ensure no slopiness when strumming/ palm muting. This may be required on your guitar to tighten it up.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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I have 9's, maybe i'll take it up to 10's.
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