#1
Hey everyone,

I would like some opinions on this. I've been playing my ibanez in my sig for a while and want a floating bridge instead of a fixed bridge (also a set neck or a neck through would be nice). Do the guitars in this price range (preferably the LTD MH-300 or SLATXMG3-6 Soloist) have decent bridges? Also I would like some alternatives to these ( I've played on the agile equivalent, didn't like it). The price range is give or take $100. (I live in the US).
Guitars:
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul EX
Ibanez RG3EXFM1
ESP LTD EC-500

Amp:
Peavey 6505+112
Peavey Vypyr 30w

Pedals:
WD7 Ibanez(Weeping Demon)
Boss OD-3 OverDrive
#2
Get an Ibanez S series and suck up the fact that it isn't a neck-through. A guitar that has a floyd that actually works properly is so much more important than in what way the body and neck are mated together. Especially if you only have $600.

While the Floyd Rose Specials on those two guitars are not terrible, they're not exactly great either.
Quote by TheSennaj
And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
Last edited by T00DEEPBLUE at Dec 18, 2013,
#4
Would buying used make a difference?
Guitars:
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul EX
Ibanez RG3EXFM1
ESP LTD EC-500

Amp:
Peavey 6505+112
Peavey Vypyr 30w

Pedals:
WD7 Ibanez(Weeping Demon)
Boss OD-3 OverDrive
#5
You can pick up an mh-1000 LTD used and the tre is the FR-1000 bridge and it's a good trem if taken care of and set up properly.
ESP E-II Horizon FR
Gibson Flying V HET SET
ESP Eclipse II FM JB/Jazz
ESP M-II Deluxe EMG 81/SA
Marshall JCM2000 DSL/ JCM800 1960a cab
Tama Drums/ Sabian
#6
Yes. Absolutely.

You could get a used Ibanez Prestige for $600 quite easily.
Quote by TheSennaj
And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
#7
You don't want a floating bridge. This is a floating bridge:




You want a floating tremolo. This is a floating tremolo:



Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


Fender MIM Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar Bass
Epiphone EJ200 Super Jumbo
Fender Excelsior 13w
Acoustic B300HD (with matching 1x12 cab)
BOSS BD-2W
NYC Big Muff Pi
#8
Quote by kangaxxter

You want a floating tremolo. This is a floating tremolo:


ftfy

A floating vibrato is the more accurate term.

And technically, a floating vibrato can refer not just to a Floyd Rose, but a standard Fender strat vibrato that is set to be floating.
Quote by TheSennaj
And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
Last edited by T00DEEPBLUE at Dec 18, 2013,
#9
Quote by JDash247
Would buying used make a difference?


A lot. You could probably even pick up a Carvin DC series guitar with a Floyd if you went after it.
#10
How about we stretch that budget to $800? Is the MH-1000 worth it? I'm looking now at Carvin too, but I can't seem to find one near me to play, and I can find ibanez, ESP LTD, and Jacksons near me.

And I know I wasn't exactly correct on the tremolo term, but you get my gist.
Guitars:
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul EX
Ibanez RG3EXFM1
ESP LTD EC-500

Amp:
Peavey 6505+112
Peavey Vypyr 30w

Pedals:
WD7 Ibanez(Weeping Demon)
Boss OD-3 OverDrive
#11
Quote by kangaxxter
You don't want a floating bridge. This is a floating bridge:




You want a floating tremolo. This is a floating tremolo:



http://i.imgur.com/DXX4ONw.jpg
Guitars:
ESP Eclipse II w/ SD Black Winters
Ibanez S540 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez RG370DX w/ EMG 81/60
Ibanez RG7321 w/ DiMarzios
Pedals:
Fulltone FB-3
Crybaby Wah
Ibanez TS-9
Amps:
Peavey 6505+