#1
Well, soon I'll buy a new guitar(schecter damien 6 fr), and I noticed that it has a Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo. I've heard that they are much like Ibanez's Edge III, that they are a bit bad and that they don't stay in tune.

I ask this to know if Floyd Rose Licenseds are really that bad?I mean, anything is better than my current Yamaha Gigmaker's fixed bridge, but I don't want to spend money in something that will not be as good as I expect or that will cause a lot of problems.

Hope you can tell me how they really are.
#2
they arent like originals but they get the job done id say
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#3
i have a damien fr and ill tell you from my own expierience that it stays in tune very well. i wail on this thing and it stays in tune for days, and thats after playing for about 3-4 hours daily.
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#5
Make sure you keep it set up properly when you change tuning or string gauge and you'll be fine!
#6
My knife edge is getting dull after 3-4 years of good usage. Like, it won't return to an exact middle floating position, so I'll either be 10 cents sharp or 10 cents flat depending on whether I move the bar up or down. Kinda sucks, but other than that, it's been REALLY reliable
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#7
Depends on who the manufacturer is really - I've found that the schaller and jackson models are very close to the originals in terms of reliability and action.

You basically get different quality metals, with the lower quality models deteriorating at a faster rate.
#8
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Depends on who the manufacturer is really - I've found that the schaller and jackson models are very close to the originals in terms of reliability and action.

You basically get different quality metals, with the lower quality models deteriorating at a faster rate.


+1 Their are a bunch of quality licenced floyd roses out there that will rival the OFR any day of the week and some users prefer the feel of them over the OFR but that's just preferences.
#9
It all depends on the guitar, the cheaper LFR usually are on really low end guitars but there are lots of good ones out there. Some LFR do not have hardened fulcrum points (knife edges) those are the ones that usually wear away very fast. Some LFR manufacturers do harden the fulcrum points. LFR or OFR you need to maintain them to keep them working well. Keeping it set up right doesn't hurt. I have guitars with both LFR and OFR and aside from some subtle differences they all work well.


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#12
i think just about any floating bridge will work great as long as you take care of it. the one thing you can't help, like somebody else said, is that the knife edges will wear down with use. there's not a whole you can do to prevent that besides not using the bridge. i think you'll be just fine with that bridge!
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#13
I don't know that any are bad, but some of them are certainly better than others. And if you don't like it, you can always replace it with a top-of-the-line FR unit.
#14
I had a licenced on my Jackson before and it was ok but I noticed the posts were scraped from adjusting the action a lot with it tuned up I guess, pretty huge gouges actually.
#15
Kramer LFR 2 years-no problem
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#17
It depends.

A few are definitely good; The Schaller LFR and the Gotoh LFR, the Ibanez original Edge and Lo Pro Edge, the Ibanez Edge Pro, the Jackson JT580, JT580LP, and JT590 (which is really just a rebranded Schaller LFR), and the Floyd Rose Special.
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My knife edge is getting dull after 3-4 years of good usage. Like, it won't return to an exact middle floating position, so I'll either be 10 cents sharp or 10 cents flat depending on whether I move the bar up or down. Kinda sucks, but other than that, it's been REALLY reliable



just pointing out that at this point blocking the tremolo will fix tuning issues (although making the trem unusable). SO even if it does wear down it will still work fine provided you block the trem.
#19
I friend of mine has a Jackson/Charvel Kelly Professional from 1990ish. The LFR on that guitar still works fine. You can abuse the bar all you want and the guitar stays in tune.
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