#1
some of you may have seen my HELP ME WITH FR thread. my floyd seems to be completly fcked. So i might sell one of my other guitars so i can buy a new floyd rose.

So whats good in price ratio. I know in terms of price it goes Gotoh to Schaller to OFR but i was wondering which one is best for the price. Also will all three fit in the LFR slot of my LTD M-350.

I found Gotoh trems for AUS$198 and OFR for AUS$325. Havnt found a schaller price yet.

Is the OFR worth the extra $125
#2
the Schaller and OFR are pretty much the same with regards to quality the only thing that i can really pick apart from them besides the design is the way that the trem feels. like the schaller is stiffer then the ofr but that's not to say it bad. and also before you go around changing your trem you might want to see which trem fits in first as that will define what trem you can have so you want to check your bridge route and your stud size and compare them to the bridges.
#3
Ormsby have OFRs for $285 ($325 if you want gold) and Luthiers Supply Australia has gotoh FR $165 for chrome, $175 for black and $189 for gold.

I would take the OFR, mainly because a guitar with an OFR will have a higher resale value. To most people looking at buying 2nd hand guitars they will think an ORIGINAL floyd rose is better then a GOTOH floyd rose.
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#4
what about the Gotoh's quality are they a big improvment over LFR or are they just a little better
#5
^Anyone that knows their **** will know that Gotoh is just as good though.
I'd go with Gotoh.
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#7
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^ will anyone second that?

I will.

Those are all good i'd just get the cheapest one.

But why sell a guitar to buy it? You might as well just block the trem until you have the money to buy the new one.
#9
That's the one. Buy now.
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#10
Gotoh, for sure. They're actually better than an OFR, if you're willing to believe John Suhr.
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#11
if you can, i would try to get an ibanez ZR trem in there, but if not
depending on the OFR, like where its made a Schaller FR might be better since you know its cast in germany and not china or something.
i idk anyhting about gotoh
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#12
Quote by Nolifemusician3
if you can, i would try to get an ibanez ZR trem in there, but if not
depending on the OFR, like where its made a Schaller FR might be better since you know its cast in germany and not china or something.
i idk anyhting about gotoh


you do realise that to fit a ZR trem in their would require a fair amount of routing and head****. it's much easier to stick with a FR if it fits then going to install the ZR