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I was looking at a guitar with a Licensed Floyd Rose tremelo and I was just wondering if it's worth all the hassle. I hear a lot of people hate changing strings and tuning it and I've only had a Stratocaster before so I don't really know anything about it. So is it worth it, and what are the troubles I might face if I get it.
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ah..this reminds me of the first quote in my sig

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Thanks dude.
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I was looking at a guitar with a Licensed Floyd Rose tremelo and I was just wondering if it's worth all the hassle. I hear a lot of people hate changing strings and tuning it and I've only had a Stratocaster before so I don't really know anything about it. So is it worth it, and what are the troubles I might face if I get it.


I personally prefer changing strings on a guitar with floyd rose than a stratocaster. I don't think it's harder, I actually think it's easier. But that's just me :p
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#5
Well, if you REALLY want to have a trem, then it's worth it. But, if you can do without one, then you're probably better off just with a fixed bridge.

It's not worth the hassle if you're barely going to use it, change tunings often, etc.
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I personally prefer changing strings on a guitar with floyd rose than a stratocaster. I don't think it's harder, I actually think it's easier. But that's just me :p

What's the difference? I think it would be hard to get easier than changing strings for a strat
#7
There are more steps than changing strings for a strat, and it's usually more time consuming, at least if you want to get it right, but if you understand basic physics and how the balance of tension between the strings and the trem springs works, then stringing and tuning a Floyd is pretty much intuitive.
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if you understand basic physics and how the balance of tension between the strings and the trem springs works, then stringing and tuning a Floyd is pretty much intuitive.

That's exactly why people think Floyd Rose's are a hassle. They don't understand the basic principles of physics and tension. They're also impatient people. Seriously, whenever I change all 6 strings on either of my Floyd equipped guitars, it takes me probably 5 minutes longer to change the strings. This is because you have to lock the strings at the bridge.
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It takes me a good 15 minutes to change strings on a non-trem guitar. It takes about 45 minutes for me to change on a trem guitar. I still prefer guitars with a trem. If you only change the strings once a month or so, it's not that big of a deal. The only annoyance is that you cannot change tunings or gauges without having to adjust the springs in the back.
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Quote by pifty
There are more steps than changing strings for a strat, and it's usually more time consuming, at least if you want to get it right, but if you understand basic physics and how the balance of tension between the strings and the trem springs works, then stringing and tuning a Floyd is pretty much intuitive.


+1

also, which guitar are you looking at? some of the cheaper licensed floyds are horrible, and odds are a lot of the floyd's detractors have only tried the crap versions, which are an admitted headache.
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