#1
I want to hear everything about them, Your experiences, likes ,dislikes, reasons to switch to an original FR, or kahler etc.

MAINLY I want to know your bad experiences
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#2
I broke one on a very heavy Dean Dime guitar XD. Literally, it broke in half. I guess it can not get worst than that
#3
I've broken saddles, arm sockets and chipped knife edges.

The reason these are known to be so bad is because they are made of really soft metal that can't hold up with heavy usage. Some are better than other, but the vast majority are crap.

What makes an Original Floyd Rose (specifically those made by Schaller) better is that they are made to much higher standards and use hardened steel instead of the soft mystery steel that most of the licensed versions use. Using harder steel also helps give it a smoother feel and better response and flutter effects, not to mention way better tuning stability.

Also, they harder steel on the Original Floyd Rose has more mass, which means that you will get a better tone and much more sustain.
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#4
Most of them are a bit pants really, the only decent licenced one I've found so far is the one that comes with my jackson sl3 soloist, don't know who actually makes it but it seems to be as good as my schaller original one. I expect they vary too depending on the quality of the guitar they're on or basically you get what you pay for.
#5
jackson has great licenced floyds.. ony thing is that the little rubber washer fell off the arm from under the screw and there is a bit of play in using the arm... and i cant find a replacement...

but they are good nonetheless
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#6
Most of them are bad... the good ones are basically limited to:
TRS-101 (aftermarket part)
Gotoh LFR
Ibanez Edge/Lo Pro Edge/Edge Pro/Edge Zero
Schaller LFR (and rebrands)
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#7
I have 2 Jacksons with licensed Floyds... a JS series and a DK2. they have the same trem and it's rock solid on both.
#9
The term "LFR" is too broad to throw all of them into a good or bad side, because an LFR could be some cheap POS made out of pot metal in China, or it could be an Ibanez Edge (one of the best).

Switching from an LFR to a Kahler would be a bit difficult because of how the bridge is installed.
#10
I trust FR Specials and 1000s and the Ibanez versions just as much as a OFR. Though I prefer the Gotoh Floyd over the OFR itself.

Other licensed Floyds I wouldn't trust. The Special is sturdy, dependable and most of all it's cheap. There's no reason for a guitar to not have at least a FR Special. If a guitar has a licensed Floyd which isn't even a FR Special then I don't trust it. That's when you're looking at zinc-base Floyds that will dull in a month.
#11
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The term "LFR" is too broad to throw all of them into a good or bad side, because an LFR could be some cheap POS made out of pot metal in China, or it could be an Ibanez Edge (one of the best).


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I trust FR Specials and 1000s and the Ibanez versions just as much as a OFR. Though I prefer the Gotoh Floyd over the OFR itself.

Other licensed Floyds I wouldn't trust. The Special is sturdy, dependable and most of all it's cheap. There's no reason for a guitar to not have at least a FR Special. If a guitar has a licensed Floyd which isn't even a FR Special then I don't trust it. That's when you're looking at zinc-base Floyds that will dull in a month.


I wouldn't say I trust the specials (or even the 1000s) as much as an OFR or Gotoh or Schaller (because I don't ), but I'd agree that even cheap guitars now should ideally have a special as a bare minimum. As far as I'm aware, the special is a direct swap for an OFR, so it's nice to know that a swap to a good trem is relatively painless and that you don't just have to dump the guitar (or do costly/awkward mods to it) to fit a decent trem when teh old cheapo one wears out.
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