So I've heard pretty mixed things about licensed floyd rose's, particulary about some on the lower end jackson's. I'm looking at buying a used Jackson sl3, which has a licensed floyd rose. How good is this floyd, if compared to an original? would there be a bigger chance of it breaking? Should I buy the used one for $1200 (this is a really great ****ing price in my country) or a new one for $1650? They are exactly the same guitar execpt for the bridge and the fact that the used has a couple of tiny bumps and scratches. I leaning heavely towards the used, though I thought that some input could never hurt :P
1200 dollars and its still an LFR? I hope you mean singapore dollars or australian dollars?
American dollars, sweden has horribly over priced guitars :P
the LFR is a good trem for the price... if its on a 200-300$ guitar... but if I was gonna pay 600 dollars or more for a guitar that thing better be the real floyd rose...
Holy sh!t at those prices I've played one of those, it's MIJ, isn't it? The LFR worked fine and was reliable the week or so that I had it. Still, OUCH! on that price. Good Luck!
But how big is the diffrenece between the LFR on the old sl3's and the OFR on the newer?
Most (but not all) licensed Floyd Rose's are made out of soft metal with looser tolerances. They go out of tune and wear out quickly.