#1
Title says it all (and i think I may have spelled bixby wrong...)

Just curious. I've decided my next guitar is gonna be a Jackson SLSMG Soloist. Everything seems great but I want a floyd rose or bixby on it. I heard it's hella expensive though and not even worth it but I also really want one on there. Kinda why I also considered the Schecter Synyster Custom.
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#2
a brand new floyd rose trem is 300 and i've heard to install it, it is also 300. and it can sometimes ruin your guitar.
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#3
get a ibanez s series the tremolo is a billion times better than licensed floyd rose
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#5
a bigsby is a better option if you don't want to extensively modify your guitar (you have to carve out a large chunk for a floyd rose) Bigsby's are also better for certain styles of playing, especially blues, rock and roll, etc. Floyd's have better responsiveness to metal style playing. I have tried both, and I prefer the Bigsby.
#6
Bixby? you mean Bigsby? If you do, a Floyd and Bigsby are two totally different trems. Looking at your amp, I'd worry about that before a new guitar, though.
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#7
I just thought about this but can you even put a floyd or bigsby (thanks for the correction) on a string thru?

Idk I'm really considering the Jackson SLSMG soloist but i want some sort of a tremolo. GAHHHHHhhh
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#8
Quote by classicrocker01
Looking at your amp, I'd worry about that before a new guitar, though.


Also while we're at it could you reccomend anything? My favorite genre is probably metalcore. I enjoy A7x,B4MV, and the like. I definetely like other artists like Ozzy,Guns'n Roses, Children of Bodom, ect.

Just to give a slight taste. But yeah I'm also clueless when it comes to my amp lol.

But just want to know bout the tremolo for now.
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#9
What's your amp budget, while we're on the subject. btw, Getting something that already has a trem is the way to go
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Quote by classicrocker01
What's your amp budget, while we're on the subject. btw, Getting something that already has a trem is the way to go


200-300$ is probably gonna be my amp budget. But yeah man I'm bummed. When I asked before around here about what guitar would fit my taste (gave a detailed description lol) for my 1000$ budget everyone said Jackson SLSMG. So yeah kinda bummed out. Maybe I'll have to wait until a possible third guitar to wait for a tremolo...
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#11
Quote by TheBodomBullet
Maybe I'll have to wait until a possible third guitar to wait for a tremolo...


Just my opinion, but if your going to drop a thousand dollars on a guitar you should try to find a guitar that has everything that you really want. With $1000 you should be able to get a pretty awesome guitar with a trem.
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#13
1- you do NOT play a $1000 guitar through a $300 amp, just no.

2 - if you want a guitar with a trem then the SLSMG isn't the guitar you want, simple as.

You don't have $1000 for a guitar and $300 for an amp, you have $1300 for a new rig, that being the case...

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Given the kind of stuff you want to play you need to spend a decent amount of money on an amp...there's nothing in the $300 bracket that's going to remotely good enough for you.
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#14
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Just curious but is there anything like this guitar but has passive EMG's? Not a huge deal but my buddy says active pickups are a pain and need maintanence.

EDIT: Just noticed it was a set neck as well. I heard these necks are generally weaker and a lot less durable since the neck is glued on. Any truth to that?
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#15
Quote by steven seagull
1- you do NOT play a $1000 guitar through a $300 amp, just no.

2 - if you want a guitar with a trem then the SLSMG isn't the guitar you want, simple as.

You don't have $1000 for a guitar and $300 for an amp, you have $1300 for a new rig, that being the case...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1570-Electric-Guitar?sku=519965
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Given the kind of stuff you want to play you need to spend a decent amount of money on an amp...there's nothing in the $300 bracket that's going to remotely good enough for you.


I just need a better amp for moment seeing as how my current amp was like 80$ and
isn't the best sounding to begin with. It was a great deal though lol.
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Quote by TheBodomBullet
Just curious but is there anything like this guitar but has passive EMG's? Not a huge deal but my buddy says active pickups are a pain and need maintanence.

EDIT: Just noticed it was a set neck as well. I heard these necks are generally weaker and a lot less durable since the neck is glued on. Any truth to that?


1, Maybe changing the battery- that's all.

2,That is an absolute load of rubbish. The glue is just as strong, if not stronger than the actual wood.

And amps are a huge part of your sound. Why buy an expensive guitar and put it into a cheap, crap amp? Spend a similar amount on each
#17
I'm quite found of the LFR on my Jackson Dinky. A while back someone said that the drill holes of the LFR that Jackson uses is identical, so the swap didn't require any modifications to the guitar. I have no first hand experience however.