#1
I'm getting a used Jackson and from research the Original Floyd Rose should be able to fit without any drilling or rerouting,

How long do Original Floyd Roses last under moderate use? No crazy dive bombing, I just want to know if i want to spend about 200$ for something that might last a long time.

Are there any other tremolo systems that i could replace the JT580 with?
Like a floyd rose special or something?
#2
If you don't abuse it, I could see an OFR lasting longer than your lifetime. Well maybe not that long, but you get the point. There are OFRs on 30 year old guitars that still work like new.
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#3
if you look after it and maintain it properly it should last a very long time. same applies the any trem.
#4
Jackson LFRs are actually really good, from what I've heard anyway, I don't think I've played one long enough to make sure. I'm not sure if it needs replacing right away.
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#5
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if you look after it and maintain it properly it should last a very long time. same applies the any trem.

Well, not really. You can't fix a badly constructed trem or a poor material quality one.
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#6
Is the the trem on the guitar bad? I have found a lot of LFR to be quite good depending on the year and brand of the guitar. Before you spend 200+ on a new Floyd have the original one looked at by a pro and get their evaluation first.

John
#7
Would i have to replace the mounting posts/pivot screws/stud thing If i put in a new floyd rose? or could i just keep the JT580 ones? what would changing them do make any difference?
#8
If it ain't broke, then don't fix it. Chances are it's working fine. If you notice a slip in performance or it starts to fall apart, then swap it out or upgrade it depending on the situation.
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#9
If you buy a new Floyd it will come with all the necessary parts. The problem is the OFR mounting pivot screws might be a different thread than the LFR so you would need to pull the bushings


John
#10
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Is the the trem on the guitar bad? I have found a lot of LFR to be quite good depending on the year and brand of the guitar. Before you spend 200+ on a new Floyd have the original one looked at by a pro and get their evaluation first.

John


Its a Jackson DKMG with Dave Mustaine Livewire active pickups and selling it for 500$, but I'm only looking to replace it since I'm buying it used and hes had it for 2 years so depending on how they used it, I want to replace once it goes horribly dull.

I'm going to try it some time in the next few days, but I'm just making sure that if I really like it I can replace it later on when I find the need to.
#11
They should last forever. My rg530 which I bought in 1985 and have used in every gig I´ve ever played since then has performed without any problems, and I abuse the hell out of it.
I did have to replace the trem arm twice because from the abuse they snapped off. The guitar still remains in tune no matter what tho.
#12
Well try it out and see how it performs I would bet it's in decent shape.

John
#13
The OFR on my Vintage Kramer still works fine.
and its Almost 30 Years old.

trust me, itll last you quite a long time.
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#14
If you want to put an OFR in that Jackson with a JT580, you need a lo-pro or somethig like that.