#1
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


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#2
1200 dollars and its still an LFR? I hope you mean singapore dollars or australian dollars?
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#3
American dollars, sweden has horribly over priced guitars :P
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#4
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...
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#6
But how big is the diffrenece between the LFR on the old sl3's and the OFR on the newer?
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Charvel Model 6 (1986)
Cort MR780FX
Epi Firebird VII
(Soon to be gone) Peavey Bandit 112
Soldano Hot Rod 50+ (1993)
Framus 212 (V30's)
#7
bump
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Charvel Model 6 (1986)
Cort MR780FX
Epi Firebird VII
(Soon to be gone) Peavey Bandit 112
Soldano Hot Rod 50+ (1993)
Framus 212 (V30's)
#8
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.