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BodomBeachTerror  
6 Apr 2009 18:17 | Quote
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are Floyd Rose tremolos supposed to be able to be pulled back? cuz in videos and stuff it looks like it is but on my brothers guitar it doesnt
Ozzfan486  
7 Apr 2009 16:54 | Quote
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Yes. Unless it looks like a Strat trem. If he bought a strat style trem off of Floyd Rose though, I garuntee he over-payed for it. That or his doesn't have a deep enough cavity for it.
Afro_Raven  
8 Apr 2009 13:52 | Quote
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Floyd Rose bridges, or 'locking trems' as they're more generally known, are made to be pushed down and pulled back. If your brother can't pull his back it's because it's not a locking trem but a 'floating' one; as Ozz said it's the bridge most commonly found on strats and strat-style guitars. The only other tiny possibility is that your brother's is a locking trem but it has been so badly set up the bridge is already completely pulled into the bridge cavity by the spring tension, definitely not a good thing for the guitar!

This is a locking trem (Floyd Rose):
http://resources.ibanez.com/resourceservicehost/images/Ibanez/web/insets/zoom/edgeIII_cu.jpg

This is a floating trem:
http://www.stratcollector.com/scnimages/58/58bridge.gif

Hope that clears up some of the confusion!

Afro
BodomBeachTerror  
8 Apr 2009 14:00 | Quote
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its a locking trem. maybe its not set up right since he got it at a pawn shop. i know it can be pushed down then pulled back up but it cant be in the normal position then be pulled back. myabe i just dont know how to use it properly
Ozzfan486  
8 Apr 2009 17:27 | Quote
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Go to your local music shop. Preferably with one that has someone in-the-know on Floyds. They'll get it fixed. BTW, how much did your Bro pay for it anyways?
BodomBeachTerror  
8 Apr 2009 17:39 | Quote
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i think he payed 500 for it.. and his guitar teacher says its a really nice guitar. but anyway i just wanted to know so when i get a new guitar ill know
Ozzfan486  
9 Apr 2009 17:02 | Quote
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Well in that case just Youtube it. Youtube has tons of instructionals on FL.


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