Floyd

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  1. GuitarJammin

    GuitarJammin New Member

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    I will say the difference in quality with PRS floyds follows the same direction with non-floyd PRS guitars. I had an SE floyd guitar and even with the 1000 series floyd it did everything a quality floyd guitar should. The three core floyds i've owned all had thier own personalities. The core models really did it for me. I've been converted to PRS floyd, selling all 4 of my floyd guitars. I just wasn't playing my Jackson PC1 anymore and SE floyd once i had the core.

    I love my floyd CU24..and as long as i have played and worked on and owned many guitar types...I've never found the floyd difficult to set up/tune. I guess i just found my method and it's pretty effortless for me. I do change my strings on all my guitars about every two months so i do get practice. I can probably chalk it all up to taking apart and repairing lab equipment in the past, some of that work can teach you patience or new vocabulary.
     
  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    ‘the floyd rose tremolo... it’s like a gas chromatograph, once you get used to it.’
     
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  3. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I was just looking at one on Reverb today, located a couple of hours west of me in Austin. I didn’t realize PRS did real FR guitars before the Waring one. It’s a Custom 24, in a really attractive green finish (Leprechaun Tooth, I think it was called). Really nice looking, but the PRS regular trems do all I need.

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  4. GuitarJammin

    GuitarJammin New Member

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    Saw that too...great price...AND satin maple neck...which is cool!
     
  5. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Finally got the picture to post... great looking guitar!
     
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  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Gorgeous!
     
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  7. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I have an Ibanez JEM 7V with a floating Floyd. I love the guitar. I just hate its Floyd!
     
  8. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I’d totally rock that, bonus for the satin maple neck!
     
  9. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    You can ... tell the redshift of stars without even consulting a table?
     
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  10. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I've only got experience of two Floyd Rose guitars. The first is a cheap Yamaha 420s with a cheap floating Floyd copy on it. I used that for years in the early 2000s and never really had problems with it. Re-stringing was a little more involved, but not what I'd call difficult, and once strung and the strings were thoroughly stretched it would stay in tune for weeks or months at a time with only the occasional tweak of a fine tuner. I did have to put a little bit of aluminium tape under the saddle of the high E string to raise it's action a bit, and I also used to pack out the thread of the trem bar with PTFE tape to stop the slop, but apart from that it never gave me a problem.

    And I've just bought myself a 2010 EVH Wolfgang with the decked Floyd Rose. Again no problems so far. This is supposedly a mix of the Korean and German parts as per Eddies preferences as to which bits he liked best, and it is noticeably better engineered than the Yamaha copy. Apart from having to loosen and tighten a couple of bolts when changing a string, living with it is exactly the same as any other guitar - with the added benefit of rarely going out of tune
     
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  11. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I put a Floyd into a SAS NF and routed it for 3 x \m/ pickups, had an issue with polarity (one pickup combo would be out of phase) then promptly moved onto another project.

    I really need to finish that one off...:(
     
  12. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I have a DW CE24 Floyd and was rather annoyed that a $2500 guitar had a FR1000. I swapped it for a 1984 Floyd Reissue tremolo and the tone and feel improved. While I used to LOVE Floyd Rose bridges, and have never had a problem setting them up, I just prefer the regular PRS trem these days. It's just as stable with the tuning, and will do almost all the same tricks.

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  13. GADonis

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    How do you like the D-Tuna? I've thought about picking up a guitar with one. I have a '89 Charvel Model 6 with a Jackson licensed Floyd but I'm guessing a D-Tuna wouldn't fit on it.
     
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    GADonis New Member

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    I look at that guitar and I ask, "How much more sparkly could it be?" And the answer is "None. None more sparkly."
     
  15. markd21

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    Better than "None. None more black." Right?? Lol...
     
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  16. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    I have two Ibanez Jems. One of the first run in desert sun yellow and one of the first run in Floral Pattern. When set up well, they are very stable Unfortunately I find setting them up a royal pain.... :D You can do things with a Floyd that are very hard to achieve with a conventional trem imo.
    I prefer the Ibanez Edge over the Floyd by the way. And I've played several guitars with Floyds (Charvel, Kramer, Jackson etc). So a PRS with a Floyd isn't on my shortlist.:cool:
     
  17. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I agree, the Original Ibanez Edge is FAR superior to a regular Floyd Rose. I have a first year 540s with an Edge, and it is the most stable guitar I have ever used. Mine still has the old back lock system installed....

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  18. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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  19. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    @Iceman101 That's killer that you have the palmrest!! I always wanted one of those very early Jems. By the time I could afford one, I wasn't that interested anymore. I debated the 30th anniversary model but I didn't find the colors "right" so I bypassed getting one.
     
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  20. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    My PRS's get the most playtime, but every once in a while I grab one of the Jems just for fun :D
     
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