#1
http://www.allparts.com/categories.php?cat_name=LOCKING%20TREMOLOS
(you'll have to scroll down for schaller and gotoh prices. but there are huge discrepancies between gotoh, schaller and the non-branded version)

compared to these Schaller floyds:
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar_tremolos/Schaller_Floyd_Rose_Locking_Tremolo_Complete_Set.html

scroll down to the bottom for Gotoh prices:
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/guitar_frtremassembly.htm

AND WHAT THE HECK IS $59.95 DOING DOWN THERE?!?!?! OMG!!!
http://store.guitarfetish.com/flroflotrsy.html

WHAT'S GOING ON?!?!?!
#2
the 59.95 is the speedloader, speedloader is t3h suck when it comes to Floyd Rose, the rest, is Just different made (gold, chrome, locking nut or no locking nut, etc.)

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#4
is speedloader the brand name? or just the term for the bridge piece? what sucks about it? it locks at the bridge, no?
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#6
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is speedloader the brand name? or just the term for the bridge piece? what sucks about it? it locks at the bridge, no?


The speedloader does not lock at the bridge. You insert the string through the back of the bridge as you would on the back of the body of a string through.
#7
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The speedloader does not lock at the bridge. You insert the string through the back of the bridge as you would on the back of the body of a string through.


i see that now. thanks for the clue
#8
speedloader dont suck if you only use one tuning on a certain guitar. They actually work pretty well and make changing strings really really easy. However they arent very versatile and arent a good idea unless you know exactly what you want.
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#9
I think I have a speedloader and its fine. I only use it for one tuning but then I only ever play in Standard E anyway. With the locking nuts unlocked it still stays in tune even after a bit of a beating.
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#10
well, you see, the thing is, the gotoh and schaller ones are good.
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