#1
I'm looking to replace the JT500 on my Jackson. It holds tune pretty well considering it's an 18 year old trem, but I want something that holds perfectly. I want to know which of the 2 trems I should get. Right now I can get either one brand new for about the same price, the OFR is $15 more. Is the OFR really any better than the Gotoh? I know the OFR is a direct swap where as the Gotoh will probably require a small amount of work to the trem cavity, but that's easy to do.
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#3
Is there a difference in how they're made? I know Schaller Floyds are stamped metal where as their OFRs are machined, what about Gotohs? Machined as well? And the tone blocks, what kind of a difference is there between the brass and steel when playing with high gain?
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#4
This ^^^^
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#5
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id get the ofr sinc eits not too much more expensive and its a direct swap


IMHO some pretty good reasons for an OFR to a direct swap for most LRF. Mostly if and when the LFR wears out you have a quality part to replace it with...
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#7
Get the gotoh. Cheaper for equal or better (Gotoh made the Edge, Lo-Pro Edge, and Edge Pro), so why not.
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#8
There's only 1 OFR actually, the German/Schaller made aftermarket one. The FRT isn't availible to the pubic.

I knew that Gotoh makes Ibanez's higher end trems so I though it must be at least on par with the OFR. I understand that Gotoh upgraded their machining equipment not too long ago, so would they be machining a better trem? I'm leaning towards the Gotoh right now as the quality should be there and I like the bar on their trem better than the hit-or-miss screw on bar.
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heed this man's suggestion, for he is wise.

Aww shucks...

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Oh and wait for the Schecter fan boys, if you listen real hard you can already hear them coming.