#1
What exactly is a Floyd Rose. Why do so many people use them and whats so special about them?
#3
Floating bridge which floats due to the spring tension vs. string tension.


The back cavity is very similar to strats'


Example on a Licenced Floyd Rose (Ibanez Edge)


Original Floyd Rose Bridge and Parts


The string locker wont let the strings move and lock its position. This wont let the strings winded at the tuners to accidentally unstretch and lose the tuning.


Basically floyd rose style tremolo is for those who wants to get more out of their guitar. You can do cool tricks with it, prior that you know how to use it. The most basic use of it is vibrato and to switch to high notes very quickly. Commonly used by shred artist or progressive rock artist, for example, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci (seldom now) etcs.
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#4
Quote by madpickin03

Basically floyd rose style tremolo is for those who wants to get more out of their guitar. You can do cool tricks with it, prior that you know how to use it. The most basic use of it is vibrato and to switch to high notes very quickly. Commonly used by shred artist or progressive rock artist, for example, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci (seldom now) etcs.



Petrucci does not use a floyd rose if you look closely....... Steve Vai and Satch are probably the best current day users of the Floyd Rose, Eddie Van Halen invented them, listen to some of his stuff for inspiration.....
#5
Petrucci still uses it in some of his songs/live gigs, he always keep them for handy use (back in the old days). His old guitar, the Ibanez JPM100P1, is equipped with the Lo Pro Edge, and moving on, he seldomly uses the floyd rose now, so his new musicman guitar is equipped with the normal 2-way non locking trem.
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