#1
Maybe it's just me but I can't find a good explanation on why people dislike floyd roses. I've heard that its hard to change tunings but I know a lot of floyd roses have those tuning things at the bottom (can't remember what theyre called). Anyway, from what I've heard they can very easily drop the tuning a step and a half. Is this true? If it is I would have no problems with that as I normally dont drop tuning any further than a full step down from standard.
#2
The non resesed floyds will be better suited for this. The floating/recesed type mounting is not very good at changing tunings.
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#3
The fine tuners aren't enough to drop your tuning even a whole step. You have to adjust your spring tension when you change tunings or string gauge. It's a bitch, I'd much rather have a hardtail.
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#4
This clears it up, cheers. No Floyd Rose for me then. It's a shame a lot of guitars with all the features I want, at the price I want have FRs. The search continues...
#5
Trust me, it sucks ass. As the guy above me said the fine tuners can go up to about a 1/4 step, so if you want a half step or a step down, you'll have to change your spring tension..


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This clears it up, cheers. No Floyd Rose for me then. It's a shame a lot of guitars with all the features I want, at the price I want have FRs. The search continues...


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#6
first off, the fine tuners will most likely not allow you to drop the pitch more than a full-step
secondly, the way it can "float" is because the string tension is balanced with the spring tension
by changing tunings, you are either reducing or increasing the string tension, therefore throwing of its balance with the springs. this would also throw off your tuning even further

the only way to prevent this is to "block" the tremolo. but that's another conversation.
and if you were to block the trem, having the floyd in the first place would be stupid
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#7
Floyds are great, but only if you plan on keeping the guitar with a floyd in one tuning
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#8
As someone who owns both a hardtail and FR guitar, I'll say that there are some legit reasons to dislike a Floyd Rose. If you do your research on how they work and you understand it you shouldn't have any real problems with them, but there are still a few concerns.

First off, setting them up takes quite a bit longer than with a hardtail mostly because you actually need to tune them about 3-4 times to check how your adjustment worked EVERY TIME you mess with a string to do it right.

Also, it is harder to get good sustain out of a Floyd Rose as well. However, just having a Floyd makes an electric sound slightly more "acoustic" because of the big hole through the guitar. I don't really know if this would be a pro or a con and probably boils down to preference. You can do different things with either bridge.
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Trust me, it sucks ass. As the guy above me said the fine tuners can go up to about a 1/4 step, so if you want a half step or a step down, you'll have to change your spring tension..


EDIT: What specs are you looking for?


Specs im looking for are not too specific but I would want active pickups and neck through design for in and around £500 (£550 odd is the absolute maximum I can manage). Wouldn't go second hand, haven't had much luck in the past with second hand shit. Ive been looking at a few Schecters and ESP Ltds that come close. Schecter have the Damien Elites with active EMGs but it's a bolt on. ESP/LTD have some in my price range with active pickups and neck through design but with a floyd rose. Solution is probably just to get more money unfortunately.
#11
That's the reason why I block the FR on my guitar. Its got the tuning stability of a floyd rose and i can also bypass adjusting the spring tension when changing strings/tunings.
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Specs im looking for are not too specific but I would want active pickups and neck through design for in and around £500 (£550 odd is the absolute maximum I can manage). Wouldn't go second hand, haven't had much luck in the past with second hand shit. Ive been looking at a few Schecters and ESP Ltds that come close. Schecter have the Damien Elites with active EMGs but it's a bolt on. ESP/LTD have some in my price range with active pickups and neck through design but with a floyd rose. Solution is probably just to get more money unfortunately.

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