Poll: Which are you?
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Floyd rose guitarist!
26 18%
Non-Floyd rose guitarist!
68 46%
I use both!
53 36%
Voters: 147.
#1
Are you a floyd rose guitarist user or not? or both?
Last edited by Techtonic at Feb 19, 2008,
#2
iv never not been, both my electrics have a floyd rose. but i suck at using it.
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#3
Nope not a Floyd Roser, I just love the fixed bridge feel.
#4
tried both, owned both, tune o matic just feels right for me. of course it truly is opinion and preference
#5
i have tried other guitars with fixed and floating trem units, but i use tune-o-matics and at points i wis i had a guitar with floyd rose. If i had the money, i would be a floyd roser.
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#7
i'm not...can't afford one
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#9
Floyd rose definitely, although I'd like to get one with a tune-o-matic for down tuning and stuff.
#11
Fixed bridge here... but I'm a noob so trems scare me
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#12
I use a fulcrum one way bridge =(......But I would love to use a floyd, I've used an OFR on a schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR at the Guitar Center before....It was out of this world....The only probs with Floyds is restringing and tuning..Aside from that, you can get some seriously good pitches and crazy sounds out of em..Gotta love Floyds..
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#13
Floyds blow

I'll take a regular trem or stoptail any day.
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#14
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Floyds blow

I'll take a regular trem or stoptail any day.


+1
Cant stand floyds... You loose tone and sustain from them too belive it or not.... Much rather a standard strat trem
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Cant stand floyds... You loose tone and sustain from them too belive it or not.... Much rather a standard strat trem

You really don't loose that much sustain & like changing anything major on a guitar (bridges, nut, saddles, ect) it's tone will alter.
I've got 4 LP's as of 10 minutes ago, 2 have floyds in them and theres no difference in the sustain at all to be honest.

But I'm both a floyd & fixed-bridge user.
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#18
i really dont need a floyd.

the trem on my strat is floating and beasically no matter how hard i abuse it by doing excessive hendrix dive bombs otr making that dimebag squeals it does not go out of tune
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Cant stand floyds... You loose tone and sustain from them too belive it or not.... Much rather a standard strat trem




They thin your tone out so much.

Besides that, I'm able to keep a Strat trem pretty much perfectly in tune, even with pretty severe abuse.
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#20
I don't personally think you lose alot of the sustain by having a floyd =/

I love floating trems because of the tuning stability
but unfortunately I change tunings ... alot

So I'm more of a both man xD
#21
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#22
I bought a Jackson with a floyd on it and now it's hard to use anything else. When I play anything else I find myself reaching for the bar to pull back... then I feel disappointed.
#23
It definatly lowers sustain. When you bend, The bridge moves forward, thus giving the string less time to vibrate.
#24
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Die hard Floyd user, but I keep a non trem guitar for down tuning.


Ditto.
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#25
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Floyd rose definitely, although I'd like to get one with a tune-o-matic for down tuning and stuff.

Pretty much sums it up for me.
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#26
I use both, I just got a new guitar with a FR on it, I don't know, I like it, but I sorta prefer the set trem, so, I'll probably get a set next guitar.

But, yeah, I use both.
#27
My main guitar has a Floyd (really Ibanez ZR, but it's technically a floating trem, so it counts ), and I have my Squier Strat as my non-Floyd guitar. Non-Floyds come into their own when you want to change tunings, though ZR's with ZPS are supposed to be OK at this, but I haven't tried drop-D on my S470 yet. Still, keep your options open and, like the Mint Card advert: " 'Or' is a bore. 'And' says 'have both.' "

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#28
I've never owned a Floyd Rose, but I've tried a few. It doesn't bother me too much, but I wouldn't reject one if I had the chance to buy it.
#30
both
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#31
I like the feel of my hand sitting on a floyd rose bridge way more than a tune-o-matic. I also enjoy the versatility I can get when I need it. After you get used to it, Floyds aren't hard to re-string or tune at all.
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#32
Hardtail!


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#33
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They thin your tone out so much.

Besides that, I'm able to keep a Strat trem pretty much perfectly in tune, even with pretty severe abuse.


Exactly...

And to the guy who said his les pauls sustain as well as his guitar with a floyd does...
Try blocking off your trem with some tone wood and see the difference it makes... Its amazing..... Also if your guitar with floyd is neck thru this will help....
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#34
If I had a ton of locking tremolo guitars, all in a specific tuning then yes, floyds all the way. Unfortunately I don't so I'm going with hardtail.

I kinda suck at using a trem, but I do like the ability to bend notes a little smoother with it though. I dunno, it's a toss up.
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#35
Non-Floyd user, fixed bridge and string bending is good enough for me, it makes me feel as if I have more control.
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#37
Trem user. My next guitar will be an RG7321 though. No plans to ever get rid of my RG520.
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#38
Either vintage trem or "ashtray"/Telecaster style fixed. Floyd Roses just irritate me. Too high maintenance.
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#39
they are touchy but are fun to play with
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#40
Non-floyd guitarst. I prefer my Jaguar's floating trem
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