#1
Hi all, I was at my local shop getting my tremolo reset (before I knew how to do it myself), and the guy who I knew showed me how to do it. He also said that once you lock the nut on a guitar with a floating trem, they stay in tune forever.

Is this true? I just recently resetted my trem (got it as perfect as possible), and after playing a few licks, I noticed it was still perfectly in tune.

There doesn't seem to be many advantages to floaters, other than I think that they look cool, and you can bend the pitch up or down.
#2
A good bridge stays in tune regardless of type.


It won't stay in tune forever, but if it's a good trem it'll stay in tune for a long darn time.
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#3
Quote by JustRooster
A good bridge stays in tune regardless of type.


It won't stay in tune forever, but if it's a good trem it'll stay in tune for a long darn time.


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Quote by JustRooster
A good bridge stays in tune regardless of type.

It won't stay in tune forever, but if it's a good trem it'll stay in tune for a long darn time.


This but you shouldn't underestimate the effect the nut will have.

A good bridge and a good nut will keep your guitar in tune for the length of a hefty gig and maybe a bit after that but probably not much longer.

If you're just playing at home, reasonably lightly, and your strings are pretty fresh you can rest assured that your guitar will stay in tune for weeks at a time.
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#5
Strings stretch and go out of tune, a cheap floating trem will never hold a tuning very well. A real floyd rose trem is unbeatable for staying in tune.

I bought a Jackson guitar with a Floyd 'licensed' tremolo, and it would always go out of tune if I messed with the tremolo. I replaced it with a Real Floyd Rose and it's perfect. I can let it sit for a couple of weeks, and when I come back it's still in tune.
#6
gotta point out that this is about locking trems not floating trems. a 6 screw fender trem can be set to float. if the strings are properly stretched then a locking trem can stay in tune for a long period of time, that's the point of the locking nut.
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Quote by iduno871
Strings stretch and go out of tune, a cheap floating trem will never hold a tuning very well. A real floyd rose trem is unbeatable for staying in tune.

I bought a Jackson guitar with a Floyd 'licensed' tremolo, and it would always go out of tune if I messed with the tremolo. I replaced it with a Real Floyd Rose and it's perfect. I can let it sit for a couple of weeks, and when I come back it's still in tune.


I have a guitar with a floyd and I really only retune when I change strings. Also, just because its "licensed" doesnt mean its garbage. There are a lot of licensed Floyd's out there that work as good as if not better than a "real" one.
Price if the guitar should tell you something. If the guitar is 300 bucks with a floyd installed, its probably not great.
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The edge pro in my rg1570 just will not go out of tune, not matter the abuse.
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