#1
Im thinking of buying a Jackson Dinky2M and its got a Licenced Floyd Rose on it and ppl say that the licenced aint so good and would probably crap out on you.So i was thinking can you swap it to an Original Floyd Rose? If yes how can it be done?(sry if its a newb question but im not very experienced in these stuff)

P.S http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_dk2m_dinky_sw.htm << this is the jackson im thinking of buying.
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Guitars:
ESP Ltd Ex-50
Jackson DK2M(Coming Soon)
Amp:
Laney Mxd120
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Digitech Rp100 Effects Pedal
#2
Before I went ripping apart a new guitar, I'd play it with the stock trem for a couple weeks. If you grow to hate it throught experience, then swap it, but you might find that it's fine for what you need.
#3
^The problem is, it wears out. It's not that it doesn't work, it's just that it quits working down the line.

I'm not certain, but I think Diamond Dave replaced a Jackson LFR with an original with no hassle a few months ago, I don't recall the exact details though.
#4
So basically i should jsut try it out and if it doesnt keep much in tune i should replace then not as soon as i buy it ?
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Guitars:
ESP Ltd Ex-50
Jackson DK2M(Coming Soon)
Amp:
Laney Mxd120
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Digitech Rp100 Effects Pedal
#5
Abuse the trem until its beyond repair or somesort, then only you get a better trem in there. Or else you'll just waste your money on it.

Also, try calculating the costs of both that guitar + new floyd rose. If they're close to a new better guitar with better bridge, definetely get that instead of this.
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#6
^ +1.

also, genocide said recently that the jackson lfr's are made by schaller. That's quite intriguing, actually, and I have to confess that when I thought about it, the Jackson trems do have that characteristic "stiffness" that the Schaller I tried on the Washburn x40pro also had...

worth bearing in mind.
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^ +1.

also, genocide said recently that the jackson lfr's are made by schaller. That's quite intriguing, actually, and I have to confess that when I thought about it, the Jackson trems do have that characteristic "stiffness" that the Schaller I tried on the Washburn x40pro also had...

worth bearing in mind.


Schallers are stiff? I've never tried one, but I thought they were supposed to be great.
#8
The Jackson Floyd on the DK2M is one of the better liscenced trems out there- however, it doesnt feel as smooth and it'll wear out quicker. An Original Floyd Rose will fit in the trem route with no modifications necessary. Just buy the new Floyd, change out the hardware and your set. Important sidenote- most new Floyd Rose sets come with an R2 nut- Jackson's come standard (for the most part, the DK2M is one of them) with an R4 nut so make sure you get an R4 replacement nut
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#9
Quote by Holy Katana
Schallers are stiff? I've never tried one, but I thought they were supposed to be great.

Well, try it yourself to really judge it. Different ppl, different opinion

And yeah, its great, basically just the same as an OFR imo.
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#10
Quote by Holy Katana
Schallers are stiff? I've never tried one, but I thought they were supposed to be great.


some people like stiff...

Could have just been an extra spring, I suppose, lol. But both the Jacksons and Schallers that I've tried have had stiff trems.
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#11
Will i be able to do stuff like satch does with the floyd ? im not very familiar with trems ive never had a guitar with a trem so im totally new to it...

Thanks also for being help i appreciate it cause wer i come from all the shops say the same stuff just as long as they sell u something and i think are not qualified and id prefer a professional and experienced opinion.
Gear:

Guitars:
ESP Ltd Ex-50
Jackson DK2M(Coming Soon)
Amp:
Laney Mxd120
Accessories:
Digitech Rp100 Effects Pedal
#12
Yes, just cross your fingers that the tuning would hold up well
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#13
Quote by Robot666
Im thinking of buying a Jackson Dinky2M and its got a Licenced Floyd Rose on it and ppl say that the licenced aint so good and would probably crap out on you.So i was thinking can you swap it to an Original Floyd Rose? If yes how can it be done?(sry if its a newb question but im not very experienced in these stuff)

P.S http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_dk2m_dinky_sw.htm << this is the jackson im thinking of buying.

i just bought that guitar today and with new strings, floyd abuse brought like 1 out of tune an like 2 flat, an after re tuning it hasnt gone out.. its really good, i wouldnt change it just yet
#14
cheers guys for the advice and right now i just got another dilemma cause i tried one at the store and i tried some cleans it didnt sound so good and i love playing pink floyd and other clean stuff and my friend recommended a fat strat :/ i dunno but if the fat strat will give me a heavier type of sound for which i play like metallica megadeth etc...
Gear:

Guitars:
ESP Ltd Ex-50
Jackson DK2M(Coming Soon)
Amp:
Laney Mxd120
Accessories:
Digitech Rp100 Effects Pedal
#15
Fat strat doesnt have that FR system (unless you're thinking about FR strats). Did you try the Jackson on a decent amp? Pickups can be swapped later on if you're concern about it much.
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#16
i tried the jackson on this fender amp frontman i think...
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Guitars:
ESP Ltd Ex-50
Jackson DK2M(Coming Soon)
Amp:
Laney Mxd120
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Digitech Rp100 Effects Pedal
#17
Quote by Robot666
i tried the jackson on this fender amp frontman i think...


theres your problem right there lol
try it out on a halfway decent amp
Also, its got Humbuckers so its gonna sound hotter then Singlecoils. Roll down the tone and run the pickups together- that should sound better. And like someone else said- you can ALWAYS swap the pickups. The Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II is supposed to get awesome cleans and its a humbucker