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les_paul  
9 Jan 2010 12:21 | Quote
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What's the story with a floyd rose?

What's the difference in it from a regular tremolo.
case211  
9 Jan 2010 12:28 | Quote
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it has a locking nut and bridge so it clamps off the strings at the two points where the slippage would occur on a regular tremolo system. It allows you to stay in tune much easier(though still not perfect but close enough) whilst doing divebombs and such.
Domigan_Lefty  
9 Jan 2010 19:25 | Quote
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Define Regular tremolo... Ive seen at least a million. Or three.
case211  
9 Jan 2010 20:50 | Quote
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think Fender style, since I doubt he's talking about a bigsby, I think he would have stated that.
gx1327  
9 Jan 2010 21:02 | Quote
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i saw a bigsby once referred to as a "vibrato" bridge as opposed to a "tremolo" bridge. was this a specific bigsby? are all bigsbies vibratos? what is the difference? i think i saw this on gretch's website looking at guitars.

also, the fender standard tremolo is only designed to go down (release tension on the strings). i've heard that the floyd rose can go both down and up (add or release tension). is this true? are there other tremolo bridges capable of this?

just curious. i thought about blocking my trem, but i really don't know how to use it, so i figured i'd leave it as-is until i know how to use it and then i can decide whether or not i want to keep it. plus i have two guitars, it doesn't really make sense to have two hard tail bridges... might as well have 1 trem and 1 hard. variety is the spice of blabhlabhalbh
case211  
9 Jan 2010 22:38 | Quote
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it depends on the Floyd's cavity route that it sits in. Mine does go both ways, but Eddie Van Halen had his only go down on all his guitars, and it makes it easier for tuning stability when it only goes down.

I have 2 hard tails, one is a tune-o-matic on my Flying V style, the other is my blocked Strat which I use for Drop D stuff(since you have to re-intonate it for D)

It's nice to have variety but I was listening to my playing on some earlier recordings from back in August and (of course Technique wasn't as good :P ) it seemed I used the Floyd just to use it, and not just for the sake of making a better solo/song. So my playing style has shifted to lose the floyd rose and not worry about "What if I don't use it?"

I guess my style has matured into what it is now, in which it may be different from yours, I just don't use the trem system anymore.
gx1327  
12 Jan 2010 12:16 | Quote
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well, as i have mentioned before i go to a lot of blues bars and watch blues guitarists, and they put that fender trem to some pretty good uses. i think it has a lot to do with the style of music you are playing. for instance the metal "dive bomb" i've heard as a common use for the floyd rose trem. but i don't really listen to that music. out of all of the tabs and music that i've looked up from bands that i like and songs that i like, i have yet to see anything require a tremolo.
case211  
12 Jan 2010 12:38 | Quote
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not much does, unless you plan on playing Pantera and Van Halen stuff.
Schecter_player  
12 Jan 2010 23:13 | Quote
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Beat it Solo.

I was choked when i realized that i needed a trem.

On the flip side, you only need it for a couple parts, and i couldn't play the rest of it in any speed or decency.
espltd18201  
9 Mar 2010 02:30 | Quote
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It stays in tune when you use it, but it is the BIGGEST pain in the ass when you are first getting use to stringing and tuning it. When I 1st bought the ESP, it took me like 5 hours to get it right.This included taking 3 trips to the guitar store for warped bolts and strings.


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