#1
The Floyd Rose

What are the advantages and what are the disadvantages!!!!!!

This will determine what guitar I'll buy, so please only experienced floyd rose guitar users..
Last edited by breakstuff at Jun 14, 2006,
#2
Ive never used one, but the advantages would be that you can do insane whammy bar solo's without it going out of tune quickly. The bad part is, its a bitch to change strings, and dont expect to play multiple tunings.
#3
the strings go out of tune when you use the bar alot, then if you want to tune you have to undo the locking nut, tune, relock, fine tune, then play with the bar and nock it out of tune again...i personaly dont like em...too much work
#4
advantages:

can whammy like a mother****er without going out of tune
strings stay in tune better
more options of sounds you can make

Disadvantages:
pain in the ass to change strings
pain in the ass to go from standard tuning to drop d unless you get a "d-tuna" which is about 50 bucks
can get in the way sometimes.

for my help....

crit?
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#5
they rule!!!!
never go out of tune
i find strings easy to change, the tuning takes some learning but still easy
cool pitch changes (make your strings go from completely floppy and untuned to fully tuned in half a second)
disadvantages: can only use one tuning (just buy a 2nd guitar for that) you can only use size 9 strings unless you downtune
#7
i dont know, mine is a low end ibanez floyd rose and it still stays in tune until the next time i change strings
maybe you didnt tighten the nut enough? i use standard tuning and size 9 strings....what about you?
#8
Quote by Wolfdarrigan
how do your stings not go out of tune? my get all streched out and sound horrible...


Do you stretch them out after you put them on? and I mean properly, not with the Whammy bar.
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#9
i've heard from many people who finally end up getting one that all you need to do is get used to it. changing strings becomes a breeze and so does everything else you just gotta learn it.
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#11
i think i used 9's (it was a while ago) and yea, i know how to stretch them out(w/o the bar), and i did...
#13
btw, if u dont lock on the tuning keys on the neck at the top, will the strings stay in tune long enough like a fixed bridge or will they go out of tune very quickly.
#15
without locking the nuts the tuneing will go out fast, but if u get bored of the floyd u can stick a block in it to hold it fixed
#17
i love my floyd, its a jackson licensed version. i think i might get the d-tuna though, does anyone have anything to say about that? and what kind of "floyd" did you have?
#18
if you have a very strong heavy palm muting style you can hti the fine tuners and get out of tune.

But at that point you should either get a low profile or work on your fucking technique.
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#19
And we all forgot the biggest disadvantage.. 'tards who whammy every freaking note, and just.. whammy-fy everything. Eg, most of the people in my school with a FR.

Now, if you promise to use it tastefully, I say go for it.
#21
Floyds are great, you get used to changing strings,(I still change my friends strings for $5 every few weeks, it's gotten to be a breeze). The only thing I don't like is like TimmyPage06 said, people using them out of place, I believe they are like a wah pedal, the should be used when writing parts, not added to the part.
#22
RETARDS I HAVE AN OFR AND WHAT I DO TO TUNE TO DROP D IS HAVE THE FINE TUNERS SET TO E WHEN THEY ARE UNDONE ANd TUNE UP TO D WITH THE FINE TUNERS, THATS WHAT I DO AND IT TAKES 5 SECONDS AND NO WORRIES ABOUT BAD NOTES
#23
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RETARDS I HAVE AN OFR AND WHAT I DO TO TUNE TO DROP D IS HAVE THE FINE TUNERS SET TO E WHEN THEY ARE UNDONE ANd TUNE UP TO D WITH THE FINE TUNERS, THATS WHAT I DO AND IT TAKES 5 SECONDS AND NO WORRIES ABOUT BAD NOTES

Won't that **** up the tension and detune the other strings?
#24
Quote by El Codyo
Won't that **** up the tension and detune the other strings?


Actually i doesn't...maybe it's because mines an OFR, but it works perfect and saves $50 so I don't I have to buy a D-tuna
#25
Tremel-no pwnz a D-tuna......

ANyways people who b*tch the most are the people who got the sucky floydroses. I got a edge-pro and i go to a whammy fest and it stays in tune even better than a stop-tail/fix bridge guitar since it locks it down to its tuning.
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#26
Quote by El Codyo
Won't that **** up the tension and detune the other strings?


Yes, unless he has it blocked.
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#30
I havent read the posts so im just going to give my answer.

Personally, I dont use a floyd rose. If you play any EVH or Pantera or anything that uses a lot of dive bombs, or any tricks that involves a whammy, you are obviously going to need a whammy bar. In my situation I would hardly ever use a whammy if I had one. So theres no point in making your guitar harder to string, harder to tune, and for it to stay in tune if your not gunna be using it to its full potentional.
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#32
If you get a good Floyd, the only disavantages are the way you can't switch tunings easily and the extra time needed for string changes, and even then, when you're used to it it's not that bad.

Somebody in this thread said you have to use 9s, that's bullcrap, I have 10s on my Edge Pro and it works just as well.

Just make damn sure that if you get one, you get a good one.
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#33
Whow, what's this , the guy who said you can only use 0.09s strings doesn't really know everything about his FR .

I use 0.10s , I just popped in an extra spring in the back and it's perfect now.
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#34
They're pretty cool to have.
What sucks though, is that say you're playing a show live, you have one guitar, you break, say your high e string, messes up the whole tuning of the guitar, everything string, you can't keep on play either, seeing that every other string is out of tune.... hope that never happens to me
#35
^^
yep it sure does suck when that happens, lucky it never happend to me onstage.
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#36
Depends what kind, Licensed Floyd Rose is a no, Original Floyd Rose is a yes

Sick whammy tricks,
Harmonics,
Can play some more music from bands that use floating tremolos,
Raise/lower the pitch without bending the strings with your hands.

If its non-locking, they go out of tune very quickly,
They are a pain in the ass to tune,
They are a pain in the ass to change the strings,
You cant expect to play a lot of tunings on them,
If the strings are too loose, the bridge will sink in,
If you screw up one thing the whole thing might get ****ed up and you will have to adjust it all over again.

Thats all I know.