#1
what are the pros and cons of a bigsby vs a floyd rose? i am not asking witch is better, just what are the ups and downs of bolth
#2
Um, for the FR-lots of people complain about keeping in tune, and changing strings. That's just part of having the locking trem - yeah, changing strings is a bit of a process. But.....I love FR, and I'm not even a real shredder or anything. It just stays in tune real well, and I can do lots of Hendrix-styled trem work when the occasion calls for it.
Once you get the FR set up correctly for your playing style, it's gold. With that said, people also say a con of the FR is that it takes away from the guitar's tone. I think you just have to play a bunch of guitars w/ FR to see if you think this is correct.
Pros of a bigsby-old school trem effects that sound really cool.
#3
I don't see the point comparing those two. They're two very different type of bridge.
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Quote by hminh87
I don't see the point comparing those two. They're two very different type of bridge.


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Quote by hminh87
I don't see the point comparing those two. They're two very different type of bridge.


he's not asking for a comparison. he just wants to know the pros and cons of each.
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#6
the bigsby isnt even as noticeable as a vintage style trem
the FR is divebomb -tastic
they're basically opposite ends of the spectrum
if you have alot of gain i doubt you would hear a bigsby being used
the FR is more versatile
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#7
IIRC, a bigsby is a down-only trem, whereas a FR goes in both directions. The Bigsby will be by far easier to change strings with and to tune and retune, but the FR (assuming it's double locking) will stay in tune better.

However, the biggest advantage the bigsby has by far is that, unlike a floyd rose, if you break a string, the others will not instantly go wildly out of tune, so you can finish the song.
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Quote by selibucaz
what are the pros and cons of a bigsby vs a floyd rose? i am not asking witch is better, just what are the ups and downs of bolth


I think a good way of thinking about the difference between the two is that the FR is the more excessive of the two. A Bigsby is in its happy zone doing subtle or slower vibrato/tremolo stuff while a FR can really be wailed on and stay in tune. The Bigsby is stiffer though, and by that I mean when you bend a string it's not going to slacken all of the other strings nearly as much. Do an oblique bend with a FR and all of the other strings will go flat rather noticeably.


Quote by hminh87
I don't see the point comparing those two. They're two very different type of bridge.


Well it's a good thing that the OP asked for people to point out the biggest differences then! It's almost as if he anticipated your snarkiness.
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#9
FR = METAL, Bigsby = NOT METAL
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