#1
apart from tuning and restringing?

till now I always avoided guitars with tremelo since I tune alot back and fort between stand e and drop d. But I got interested in ibanez lately for their necks and weight. I want to buy a rg out of the prestige series. But most non tremelo rg are quite pricey while there are cheaper tremelo rg.
#2
They tend to get dirty and rusty. Not so easy to clean (ie taking it apart & putting it back together).
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#4
The tremoloes on the cheaper models are of rather low quality.
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#5
The cheap RG trems are Edge 3s, which are terrible, and have a tendency to become unplayable after about a year or so. Go for one of the S series if you want a solid, good value trem.
#7
Since the tremolo bridge moves around, it gets affected by other strings, you can test this buy first pluck the (open) low e and then the high e (for example) you should be able to hear how the pitch of the low e changes somewhat. This might not be possible to hear on expensive tremolo guitar, I don't know since I only use non-tremolo guitars.
#8
yer ure strings dont go out of tune if you break one like on a floyd rose, ibanez edge pros are the best trems, especially the S models cause they dont go out of tune at all even after string breaks. generally its just quicker to change strings on a stop tail/ thru strung guitar.
id argue that stop tails are more comfortable too cause theres no sharp bits.
o and u never hav to really set up a stop tail or thur strung guitar cause the bridge doesnt move
#9
ive had an edge 3 and a proper floyd rose and was never happy with em so ive got a tune-o matic now and im now happy trems just arnt my thing and what 601210 said

#10
well yeah I'm basicly only interested in their necks for some fast shred fun, not planning to gig with it. Guess ill just buy a cheap RGR321
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well yeah I'm basicly only interested in their necks for some fast shred fun, not planning to gig with it. Guess ill just buy a cheap RGR321

i have one they are imo amazing for the money

#12
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well yeah I'm basicly only interested in their necks for some fast shred fun, not planning to gig with it. Guess ill just buy a cheap RGR321


Good choice. Cheap and cheerful, with the best neck you'll find for the price.

I don't work for Ibanez
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#13
You can buy some cheaper RG models without a trem through Guitar Center. I have an RG3EX1, which is basically an RG321 with a fixed bridge and string-through body. It's also got a killer looking quilted maple top.

I think they go for about $350-400. There are also some better quality fixed bridge models that are guitar-center exclusives.
#14
I used to play Les Paul's almost exclusively so I got used to never having a trem. Currently my main guitar has a Floyd, but I completely blocked it the other day just to speed up string changes (I never used it anyway).

Fixed bridges generally: are much simpler to work with, are easier to set up properly, are less prone to wear/breakage, sustain much longer, cost less, etc. On the other hand a well situated trem is a lot of fun.

I did fall in love with the idea of having a locking nut and microtuners. Even if I (very unlikely thought here) get rid of my current guitar, I'll likely look into a fixed Kahler and an appropriate locking nut for my next one.
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#15
i play a schecter damien with a floyd rose...and its rele easy to go to standard to dropped tuning...there is a little fine adjustment knob on the bottom that will let u tune each string up or down about 1 step with out having to undo anything...

basically, if u can learn how to work it, then a good tremolo system is a good investment
#16
I got a damien fr. Worst choice of my entire life....i wish i got a fixed bridge soooo bad but ehhh its all good. The point is if you plan to shred, floyd rose style trems are good. If you think you might do a TINY bit of other stuff with it, it might get on your nerves....but there are some bonuses, doing short quick pull backs sounds great