#1
what are the tuning advantages and disadvantages of a floyd rose against a hardtail? I play everything from drop b and c to e standard so im trying to figure which would be better
#2
if you switch tunings a lot a hardtail is probably handier.
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#3
why? you still have to get it set up and change string gauge and everything as you would on a FR
#4
if you're going to be divebombing a lot and stuff like that then obv a floyd, but othersie hardtail is what you want, it's more stable with tuning.
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if you switch tunings a lot a hardtail is probably handier.


This.

But if I had to say, I would buy a hardtail 'Low as fuck' tuning guitar for drop B and C, and then have a Floyd Rose guitar in standard...
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#6
^ yeah, obviously two guitars would be the ideal

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why? you still have to get it set up and change string gauge and everything as you would on a FR


true if you're talking about big changes, but if you're talking small changes (say e to drop d, or e to e flat) you can do them a lot quicker on a ht.
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#7
Save yourself all the effort and buy the Morpheus DropTune pedal. Then you can use whatever guitar you want and use the pedal to change the tunings.
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why? you still have to get it set up and change string gauge and everything as you would on a FR


Yeah but there's a hell of a lot less set up involved in a hardtail compared to a Floyd Rose.
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#9
Hardtail is only good if you change your tunings sporadically - the best option is to have multiple guitars. It's also way more fun that way.
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