#4
Stay away from licensed Floyds. ^Those might be ok, surely the Floyd is decent (let's hope so.) Anything else with a LFR be very careful and research it well re: durability and staying in tune.
#6
Quote by jakethemetsfan
whats a floyd?


Floyd Rose is the organization that licenses, distributes and manufactures the Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo invented by Floyd D. Rose. It also manufactures guitars using the system. Floyd Rose owns the patents on the design, and licenses these patents to several original equipment manufacturers. The Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo is an example of a vibrola.
The Floyd Rose system consists of:

* A lock at the nut of the guitar, which prevents the tuning heads from being used and holds the strings taut

* A "floating bridge", where the other ends of the strings are also vise-locked, hence, "double-locking"

The locking system helps to keep the strings in tune while the strings are slackened to a degree which was not achieved with older tremolo systems, such as those found on Fender Stratocaster, allowing dive bombs, a rapid lowering of the pitch of a note. Since the tuning heads are ineffectual with the lock in place, the Floyd Rose bridge has heads for fine tuning; the guitar is tuned before the lock is put on, then fine tuned afterwards.


It's a type of bridge
#7
I think those floyd rose guitars are the best cheap ones you will get. But the tremolo is gonna be a pain in the arse so you prolly don't want to deal with the hassle if you are new.
#8
Quote by yoyodunno
I think those floyd rose guitars are the best cheap ones you will get. But the tremolo is gonna be a pain in the arse so you prolly don't want to deal with the hassle if you are new.

That's another benefit of the Floyd Discovery series guitars, you don't have to tune them. The SpeedLoader system only takes a proprietary type of string though and you cant drop tune... but still not bad for $150.