#1
I have a choice between two guitars...actually, they're the same guitar. However, I'm trying to decide between a Floyd Rose version of the guitar and a regular version.

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I've never had a guitar with a floyd before, and I've always wanted one...But I've heard some people have used floyds and hated them dearly. The only trem I've used is the one that comes with a Fender Strat.
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#2
depends if your going to use it/maintain it. I'd get the floyd because you can always block it off if you dont like it.
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#3
I would go for the non-floyd as I don't really need another floyd rose equiped guitar, I wouldn't spend so much money if you're not sure if you're going to like it or not.
#4
depends on how much you'll use it

if you play a lot of metal, say, trivium/machine head, get it

however, if you tend to flick between tuning a lot, you have to un lock it, fiddle around and yea, it'll take a while
#5
if you really want the floyd, get it, i love mine
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#8
I would go for the Floyd Rose, changing strings and tuning isn't as much of a hassle as people say
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#9
well if you already have another guitar w/o a floyd as a back up...then go for it!!

it just takes a little longer to change strings and some ppl are lazy
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#10
if you got that kinda money get it, and if you dont like it just get a tremol-no
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#11
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH400-Electric-Guitar?sku=516684

This is another link to the guitar I was wanting...it says Floyd Rose Licensed tremolo...

Does it matter whether it's a licensed or an original FR? I've heard people say Licensed trems go out of tune easily.

Thanks for all the responses so far, and sorry for the continuing queries
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#12
I wouldn't spend $4500 without knowing whether I wanted a floyd or not.
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I have read that usually licenced FR bridges are made of cheaper materials that won't last as long as the original.
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You have 4500$ to spend?!?!? Well, I love my Floyd Rose


...No, the guitar I was wanting is 700 with a licensed floyd, 680 without one...

Did I give a bad link somewhere because on my computer both the links I gave said those prices...?
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#15
do you have a link to the actual guitar you want?
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...No, the guitar I was wanting is 700 with a licensed floyd, 680 without one...

Did I give a bad link somewhere because on my computer both the links I gave said those prices...?

1st link in first post said 4500 lol.
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#17
Yea I was about to say you're about to spend $4500 and not even know which setup you want. Get your ass in gear man and provide the proper links

Edit: ...about the Floyd or no Floyd, I would get one but thats just me. I like them but it depends what you'll be playing on the guitar. Like someone said if you'll be changing tunings a lot on THAT guitar then no don't get it. If it'll stay in same tuning and same string gauge then its an option but it depends on you. An easier way would be to get a guitar with a flush mounted Floyd and install a D-Tuna so you can instantly go into drop D, or have a floating Floyd and buy a Tremel-no and lock the bridge with it then change tunings. That would be the most versatile option cause you'd have all possibilities at your disposal.
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#18
Get the floyd only if you're not big on alternate tunings. It is not difficult to string/tune unless you're mentally retarded. Make sure you don't get a licensed floyd rose either, there's nothing like the original.
#19
i think $4500 is a load to spend, but its ur money

I prefer the hardtail as im lazy and i like the hassle free tuning and intonation, but FR isnt too bad
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i think $4500 is a load to spend, but its ur money

I prefer the hardtail as im lazy and i like the hassle free tuning and intonation, but FR isnt too bad



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#21
Only buy a Floyd if you really need one. Otherwise it really isn't worth the hassle.
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