#1
I'm talking anout floyds like those from kramer or jackson. What brand makes the best? I heard the ESP special is good, but I'm not sure.
#2
Ive had my jackson for almost a year and I havent had a tuning problem, like never lol So far its been good though
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#3
Best = subjective. Anyway Caparison use Schaller bridges so they're very good. Same with Mayones guitars as well.
#4
The ESP/LTD FR-1000 and Special are the best from what I've tried. They're made to the exact spec of the OFR and to the best of my knowledge they're the only Floyds on the market, apart from the OFR of course, that doesn't have to use the word 'licensed' to describe them; they're as official as an OFR. In terms of actual construction, the FR-1000 is exactly the same as an OFR except the OFR is cast in Germany while the FR-1000 is cast in Korea (using the same machines though; the only difference is the nationality of the person operating the machine, and you would have to be pretty racists to think a Korean guy can't operate a machine as well as a German guy). The FR Special is the same as the FR-1000 only it has a cheaper, thinner zinc sustain block instead of a full steel block.
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#5
I dunno, my guitar has some cheap import LFR on it. But it holds tuning perfectly well.
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#6
Im a say Ernieball Music Man because they use gotohs...lol Other than that I think most of them are ok, except the edge III's I have heard they suck, and apparently they were made so that it would slowly fall apart and would require one to put more money into the tremolo system... Also ones that have bare bone licensed tremolos the ones that are schaller style and normally have chrome fine tuners, they arn't that great, kinda depends more on how well it was fitted to the guitar, because eventually all tremolos get some wear, some just so happen to last a little longer...
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#7
Jackson makes a very solid LFR, along with Peavy and Ping. I've heard great things about the ESP ones previously mentioned as well.
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#8
I've been abusing my Jackson LFR (JT580 low profile) for over a year now, still holds tune very well. When I say "abusing", I really mean ABUSING!

Haven't tried too many other LFRs, but what I've heard the ESP/LTD Special and FR-1000 (compare to Jacksons FRT-O2000?) they should be awesome.
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#10
My Jackson has a FRT-O2000 which is an exact copy of the German mande ones, as someone mentioned above. It doesn't even say LFR it just says Floyd Rose.

Been a very good trem so far, but I also know what I am doing with them.

FWIW...I never had any issues with the Edge III on my Ibanez either, although the FRT-O2000 does seem more sturdy.
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#11
Quote by littlephil
Ibanez Edge/Lo Pro


I would add ZR to that list too, thought its technically not an LFR, its still a double locking trem, and whilst it differs in feel to an OFR, ZR's are definately one of the best trems made..........
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#13
i have had my jackson WRMG for over 5 years, and it has a licenced FR, i have never changed the springs or anything and it still stays in tune ALL the time, never had a problem.
#14
Cort double locking tremolos (II and III) are pretty good, i use them and they never go out of tune
And also, the double locking II is routed to fit an OFR
#15
While the designations for some of the FR-1000, FRT-O2000 and so on can get a little confusing, they aren't LFRs, they're official Floyd Rose products. As far as I know they're Korean made rather than German like the OFR is, and therefore are a bit cheaper. So they're usually put on upper-mid range guitars, while companies reserve the Schaller made OFR for the really top stuff. From what I hear they're good trems.

As for the Licensed FRs the best are the Schaller LFR (the same company that makes the OFR), and the Gotoh. The Gotoh is usually considered to be really good bang-for-your-buck, since it's relatively cheap for its quality.

As for the Ibanez trems, I'm not really sure which ones are LFRs and which ones have sufficiently different designs to not count as one. Plus I don't really know enough about them to pass judgement anyway.

The only cheaper LFR that I know much about is the JT580LP that Jackson put on their mid range guitars. In the Japanese made Pro and MG series, the bolt on models get the JT580LP, while the much more expensive neck throughs get an FRT-O2000. The JT580LP is a good, solid reliable trem that you shouldn't have any problems with. I've only had mine for just over a year, but it has worked absolutely fine.
#16
Quote by Confuse-a-Cat
While the designations for some of the FR-1000, FRT-O2000 and so on can get a little confusing, they aren't LFRs, they're official Floyd Rose products. As far as I know they're Korean made rather than German like the OFR is, and therefore are a bit cheaper. So they're usually put on upper-mid range guitars, while companies reserve the Schaller made OFR for the really top stuff. From what I hear they're good trems.

As for the Licensed FRs the best are the Schaller LFR (the same company that makes the OFR), and the Gotoh. The Gotoh is usually considered to be really good bang-for-your-buck, since it's relatively cheap for its quality.




This! I would also add Ping to that list too. Schaller, Gotoh and Ping.
#17
Quote by MrFlibble
The ESP/LTD FR-1000 and Special are the best from what I've tried. They're made to the exact spec of the OFR and to the best of my knowledge they're the only Floyds on the market, apart from the OFR of course, that doesn't have to use the word 'licensed' to describe them; they're as official as an OFR. In terms of actual construction, the FR-1000 is exactly the same as an OFR except the OFR is cast in Germany while the FR-1000 is cast in Korea (using the same machines though; the only difference is the nationality of the person operating the machine, and you would have to be pretty racists to think a Korean guy can't operate a machine as well as a German guy). The FR Special is the same as the FR-1000 only it has a cheaper, thinner zinc sustain block instead of a full steel block.

Yep - Flibble's right, folks.

Anyway... The Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge and Edge original are amazing.
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