#1
TBH i freaked out. then i turned to Fruda.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQQT9-Y0R9A

that guys a fraking genius. italians are legit haha.

also freaked out that thought my LFR was usless cause it wasnt an OFR.....ohhh boy was i wrong
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#2
Never had any problem with the one guitar I have a FR on. I can't rest my righthand as heavily on it as I otherwise would (I usually rest it on the bridge saddles on my other guitars), but other than that the guitar stays in tune quite well even after doing a lot of manipulation of the t-bar.
#3
I tried t return the guitar to the store once I realized you can't change tuning quickly. The guy at the store wanted to charge me $20 to block it, so I tuned to youtube. Some guy did a video and used a stack of picks taped together to block it, so I did that. Now I'd rather have a floating trem, so I'll take the time to set it up right.
#4
Lmao warping

I never have a problem palm muting on terms. Seems to be a big thing for people iuono
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#5
the first time i got it out of the box at my grandma's house and i was so excited i forgot to release the clamps on the nut and broke two strings turning the tuners and than i was quite frusterated, then we ran up for a pack of strings which i figured out myself (it would have been easier, but my grandma didn't have internet) and haven't ever done that again.

i have always gone back and forth about playing floyd trems and TOMs
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#7
my first FR experienced sucked. i didn't realize what setting up and maintaining a trem entailed (and it was a crummy one to boot), so I found myself constantly learning about the realities of a floyd at really awful times. it was fine once I got used to it (and got an OFR equipped jackson for a while), but the initial experience was pretty bad

otherwise, I've never had any great issue with FR trems. though, I do prefer khaler units... such light action!
#10
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Got a (Ibanez) ZR trem.

Not one Fking problem 2 and half years in. Be jealous!


ZRs don't count as Floyds because they use ball bearings. They are still a locking trem, but a Floyd uses knife edges. I know it is a little thing to nitpick about, but it is something important. Setups are completely different.
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#11
I bought a plywood/agathis washburn w/o a floyd. Almost quit. Bought an rg370 w/ edge 3 and its been great for 4-4.5 years now (jealousy? Naw.). First floyd is the se torero, which im selling
Edge pro is much smoother.
#12
I've only owned one guitar with a FR. It performed awesome but was a pain in the ass to set up. I sold it eventually as I wanted something easier to set up, plus using trems never really was part of my playing.
#13
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I bought a plywood/agathis washburn w/o a floyd. Almost quit. Bought an rg370 w/ edge 3 and its been great for 4-4.5 years now (jealousy? Naw.). First floyd is the se torero, which im selling
Edge pro is much smoother.


off topic but how much u selling the torerro for?
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#15
is it the SE model or no?

*erg* scratch that
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#16
Yea, torero is only se im pretty sure. Its the highest priced se too.
Sounds/ plays fantastic but I have a prestige w bareknuckles and....

What I really need is a new amp.
#17
I'm so currently in a frustration over this. I'm in the market for a new guitar and I'm wondering if I should get one with a FR. It could be useful, especially live for certain effects some of my bands songs, but every time I've used one I've become quite hot headed.
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#19
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I'm so currently in a frustration over this. I'm in the market for a new guitar and I'm wondering if I should get one with a FR. It could be useful, especially live for certain effects some of my bands songs, but every time I've used one I've become quite hot headed.


hey man, i definitely recommend you get a guitar with a floyd. if u follow the video i put in the OP, its really easy to setup
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#20
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ZRs don't count as Floyds because they use ball bearings. They are still a locking trem, but a Floyd uses knife edges. I know it is a little thing to nitpick about, but it is something important. Setups are completely different.

Yeah, they do count. The only difference would be the ZPS system(if he uses it) and that the knife edge doesn't wear out and cause lots of grief. Other than that, setups are just as much of a pain, save for the built in intonation tool(but you can buy one for an FR as well).
#21
i was literally the first guy in town to have a guitar with a floyd. i bought a Kramer Pacer in 83 as soon as they arrived at the first store in the area that carried Kramer. i had to learn everything the hard way as there was no one to ask. most people had never seen one (or even heard of it in some cases) before mine. my local guitar setup guy offered to work on my guitar's setup for free just so he could check one out . plenty of trial and error but the look on the faces of some of the guys at the first band audition i brought it to was worth it
#23
ive always wanted to get a floyd rose bridge because my strat goes out of tune instantly whenever you use the whammy bar.....its really annoying.
#24
Will never play anything but a floyd...or floyd variant, I like the flat neck angle and close to the body feel.
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#25
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i was literally the first guy in town to have a guitar with a floyd. i bought a Kramer Pacer in 83 as soon as they arrived at the first store in the area that carried Kramer. i had to learn everything the hard way as there was no one to ask. most people had never seen one (or even heard of it in some cases) before mine. my local guitar setup guy offered to work on my guitar's setup for free just so he could check one out . plenty of trial and error but the look on the faces of some of the guys at the first band audition i brought it to was worth it

That's a pretty awesome story. I think Floyds are pretty sweet now, even with a ton of LFRs on the market, I can't how awesome it must have been back then when it was a new thing.
#26
forgot to mention.... first time i heard "floating trem" i thought we had just discovered some crazy shit.
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#27
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That's a pretty awesome story. I think Floyds are pretty sweet now, even with a ton of LFRs on the market, I can't how awesome it must have been back then when it was a new thing.


in theory yes really awesome but honestly having to learn it all yourself kinda sucked. better than the very first floyd without the fine tuners though. a friend of mine from out of town got one of the floyds made by floyd himself and put it on a partscaster. i remeber going to see his band practice right after he got it. took him like 45 minutes to get the tuning right as it had to be prefectly set so when you tightened the nut the strings didn't go flat or sharp. did stay in tune despite heavy whammy use during th practice. no doubt that the floyd changed guitar playing though now everyone could be EVH without going out of tune.
#28
First time i got a floyd rose i just did an open g string harmonic at the 5th fret and played with that for ages.
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#29
loads of people made me scared that FR's were so difficult to use.

i restrung and intonated mine perfectly well within a couple of hours of getting it home.
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#30
Can't say I'm a fan. It's way to finicky for my tastes so I rarely use my guitar that has a FR on it (My PRS knockoff), especially since I like to switch between standard and drop d a lot. Then again, I don't really play or listen to a lot of music that actually requires trems of any sort, much less FRs so my experience with them is a big stinky pile of "meh, whatever". I will say that I'd probably use my PRS more if it had a T-O-M instead of a FR.
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#31
I loved it

took me about 3 hours to set up, but it ALWAYS stayed in tune and I never once had a problem with it!
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#32
I love them, learn it once, never forget.
People complain about it but it is rather simple...
Tune it once and its in tune until you change your strings.

A good tip though, is if you change tunings with a guitar with a floyd.
On the screws in the back cavity that you screw in or out to make more tension on the strings for higher tunings or less tension for lower tunings, you mark with permanent marker on the screws where those tunings are.

Then you only have to find the right spot once to get the floyd level.
Then the next time, adjust it to that mark and it shouldn't be off enough to offset the balance of the floyd
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