#1
What's so great about floyd rose tremolos? I'm not trying to flame, this is an honest question.
Just wondering why everyone wants one.

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#2
They want to make their life miserable by posting sooo many questions that the answer they already knew or had already been written in the manuals or in the internet if they can just use the frickin search button for once and dont make threads that ask the same question over and over again thus making it sooo painful for everyone to answer and yeah i realize this is pointless coz the threads-alike will just come pouring down everyday....

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Real answer? they just wanna look cool.....
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#4
If they are set up right you can jump up and down on them and they still stay in tune.
#5
They also (clearly) let you make wicked cool sounds like harmonic squeals with massive bends and huge dive bombs and flutters and cool stuff like that.
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#6
Lol yea you gotta love the harmonic squeal.

Regardless the tremolo, on a floyd rose, the strings are easier to bend cuz the bridge moves while you bend. Be sure to get one with at least 2 springs, 3 would be the best - easiest to tune, but much much harder than a fixed bridge.


but say if you were on stage, you broke a string, any string, the other strings will be out of tune. >.<
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#7
I dont want one. I had an Ibanez with locking tremelo and absolutely hated it.
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#8
You can dive, squeal, pull up, and you'll never go out of tune.
But then it takes a flippin pit crew to change strings.
#9
This is the reason why.

It's because when you play guitar, some of us want to FEEL it, and CONTROL the sound as much as possible, to get into playing the music even more than through bending or pinch harmonics. Having that bar there is like feeling the sound, controlling the pitch, and making playing even more in depth.

Yeah that's about it.
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#10
It does suck to change the strings but for me it is worth it. I haven't broken a string in years but I wouldn't gig without a backup.
#11
because they're awesome. if you like that type of thing.
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#12
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Lol yea you gotta love the harmonic squeal.

Regardless the tremolo, on a floyd rose, the strings are easier to bend cuz the bridge moves while you bend. Be sure to get one with at least 2 springs, 3 would be the best - easiest to tune, but much much harder than a fixed bridge.


but say if you were on stage, you broke a string, any string, the other strings will be out of tune. >.<



how does a floyd rose with only one spring work? please explain.



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#13
they are brilliant, the effects you can do with them are impossible to replicate on a guitar without one so despite some of the "its to look good" people they are brilliant for offering you some more options, the locking nut keeps even old strings in tune ,,,,

having said that though they have disadvantages, they are a pain to set up, when they wear out they become a serious problem if you dont do anything about it and you have to be careful when palm muting to avoid pressing the bridge into the body thus ****ing your pitch
#14
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What's so great about floyd rose tremolos? I'm not trying to flame, this is an honest question.
Just wondering why everyone wants one.


I don't want one. Why would I want one? They're a pain in the butt. If I wanted a tremelo system it would be a Bigsby Vibrato and I would get a set of Schaller locking tuners, but I prefer hardtail.
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