jmays2006
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Join date: Nov 2007
68 IQ
#1
First off I hate this guitar. Its very nice looking. I wanna sell it and buy a Schecter C1 Hellraiser hardtail. I MUST get rid of this guitar or its going into the fire. I hate it and want it gone $750 buys it. If not its splinters.
osakamitsu
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Join date: Sep 2007
745 IQ
#2
Whats a hard tail? Just no FR? And why do you hate it? Just curious since I play a no FR C1 hellraiser. Are the FR version just bad?
jmays2006
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Join date: Nov 2007
68 IQ
#3
Quote by osakamitsu
Whats a hard tail? Just no FR? And why do you hate it? Just curious since I play a no FR C1 hellraiser. Are the FR version just bad?

There is nothing wrong with a Floyd Rose if you NEED one and have the Time and patience to Restring, intonate, and tune. Tuning a FR is a MAJOR headache. Plus you have to cut your ball ends off (Affects proper tension and sustain and compromises Tuning stability IMO). I play Rhythm and do the *chug* *chug* parts behind the lead guitarist. I use quite a few different tunings and like to adjust on the fly. I cannot do that with this FR hell-raiser. Its useless to my style but I like the electronics. Hard tail Schecters are String through with Tone-Pro's Bridge. I don't have the time to intonate every time I break a string nor do I have $80 everytime it goes out of tune to have to re-setup. I just hate that FR. I also use Palm muting and this guitar SUCKS at that unless it has a Tremolo-no installed. Floating bridges are just not my hand. plus I LOVE coil tap standard with my EMG pickups.
Akherousia
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Join date: Sep 2010
68 IQ
#4
Ah, typical.
People always rag on Floyd's but in their little diatribes it becomes quite clear they've barely even given the poor things a chance.

If you want to use fixed bridge because you prefer it, by all means knock yourself out, but I can guarantee you that you will need to get it intonated and st-up far more often than you would a properly set-up Floyd if you intend on switching tunings so often on your guitar. Like it or not, that shit will **** up your tension and intonation regardless of bridge. True, Floyd's are more 'stick to one tuning or else' but frankly every guitar should be approached with that attitude, I feel.

Honestly, once you get a trem set up for that first time 90% of the problems you've mentioned absolutely disappear so long as you properly maintain it. I've had mine set up for my tuning a year and a half ago, and I haven't needed to intonate or set it up since.

By all means, upgrade to something more to your liking if you feel that's more to your speed - but don't be ignorant and rag on something for being awful just because you wouldn't take the time to learn how to use it properly.