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    Default Super Strat floyd rose

    Do do most people who play superstrats prefer superstrats with floyd rose or with no floyd rose?

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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    I'd guess only about 30% these days,,,,,,down from maybe 75% at the high point of the 80s,,,,,,,,,,,just guesses.
    Only ofr and edge-pro bridges myself,,,,,,,,no hardtails for me.
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    I have floyd OFR, floyd rose II (the supposed cheaper version found in old asian guitars from the 80s) and an edge zero ii-7. Best of all is the Ibanez.

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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    Majority of mine are floyd-ed, but it's nice to have some that arn't for changing turnings and whatnot. I got a mix of OFR, Gotoh, Schaller, Jackson JT-6, and Original Edge.
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    I like Floyds and not just on Strats - otherwise string through or hard tail bridges.
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    I like a Wilkinson or a Super Vee Bladerunner. I don't dig the whole locky thing.
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    I wish Kahlers were more available. The only easy ways to grab one nowadays are the G&L Rampage or that Kerry King sig. guitar.
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    Quote Originally Posted by muttznmongrelz View Post
    I like Floyds and not just on Strats - otherwise string through or hard tail bridges.
    hey are those two les paul custom builds?

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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    These days a guitar has to be something really special for me even to consider it if it doesn't have a FR; in the last 10 years I have bought exactly one guitar without it. You may therefore safely count me in the FR camp.
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    I love the Floyd Rose on my black Jackson King V guitar which works very well. It takes a while to put on new strings and get everything set up but in the end it's worth it. I have a Floyd style vibrato on my 1989 Yamaha RGX Custom guitar that features a thumb wheel so you can adjust how much upwards travel it will go. The saddles on the bridge also lock to ensure better tuning stability and less chance of string breakage. I've used it heavily throughout the years and it always stays in tune which I love. I think it's called the RM vibrato.





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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    So, where is the best deal for a vintage copper Schaller ?
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I like a Wilkinson or a Super Vee Bladerunner. I don't dig the whole locky thing.
    I really like the six screws look of this Super Vee thing. Did I get this right, if wanna try this on my Lone Star strat, no extra drilling ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Mavashi View Post
    I really like the six screws look of this Super Vee thing. Did I get this right, if wanna try this on my Lone Star strat, no extra drilling ?
    that's correct, no extra drilling and the trem is good. if you set it up floating then you can after every full dive to give a little pull up in order to come back to pitch. If the nut is correctly cut and lubed then you'll have a guitar that can stay in tune even under the wildest trem abuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I like a Wilkinson or a Super Vee Bladerunner. I don't dig the whole locky thing.
    You haven't, by any chance, had an opportunity to test the new Floyd Rose Rail Tail? That sounds like the kind of thing you might like, and it… ahem, only costs as much as a FR did in 85.
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    I like the feel of Wilkinsons and vintage 6 screw trems, but I recognize that they will simply not do what a well set up floyd does. With that said, maintaining a guitar with a floyd is sort of a pain in the butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirion View Post
    You haven't, by any chance, had an opportunity to test the new Floyd Rose Rail Tail? That sounds like the kind of thing you might like, and it… ahem, only costs as much as a FR did in 85.
    Actually, just now heard of it!
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    Default Re: Super Strat floyd rose

    I know this is an odd question but do you all think that it's pointless for a Superstrat to not have a Floyd Rose or any locking Tremolo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne27 View Post
    I know this is an odd question but do you all think that it's pointless for a Superstrat to not have a Floyd Rose or any locking Tremolo?
    Depends on your definition of a super strat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne27 View Post
    I know this is an odd question but do you all think that it's pointless for a Superstrat to not have a Floyd Rose or any locking Tremolo?
    Well, I think what makes it 'super' isn't just the trem. I don't think it needs a locking one unless you want one. Jake E Lee played a superstrat with a hardtail.
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