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Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby metatron » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:24 am

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Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby Genebaby » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:27 am

Are they still going? No interest in being locked in to the special strings, especially over here.

Shortly after they came out Phil Collen got a speed loader equipped guitar from Jackson which he used for a bit. Don't think he still does.

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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby shramiac » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:27 am

These ones are regular strings buy the look of it. And look just like a guitar that could be made by any company.

I know the Billy Hydes store up here dumped the two they had for $500-$600 a year or so ago! They were both the special string version though, one trem, one fixed bridge. No doubt they would be well made and great for a pro who changes strings every show or two but for regular hacks, they could be a pain! Having said that, I get my SIT strings to last ages!!!
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby Genebaby » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:03 am

Oh yeah, they are normal style, he must have adapted as the market was probably non existent for the speed loader bridge and strings.

That said, I'd have grabbed one at those prices!!!
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Postby shramiac » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:18 pm

I thought about it!!! Tried to talk one of my employees into buying one of them but he didn't! He's a tight ass!!! :P :P :P

Too be fair, I only change my strings once a year(!), so even I could have gotten away with a speedloader....until the D string breaks and you can't just trim it and re-use it like you can with a standard Floyd! Used "the once a year string change theory" with my guy too but he didn't bite.
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby poserboy71 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:30 pm

Having said that, I get my SIT strings to last ages!!!
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby doublev2 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:33 pm

I always used SIT in the 80s.
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Postby shramiac » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:33 pm

I always used GHS but when I started playing after a long break, I got the SITs as they were the only 8s in the shop. Still use them and stuck with the 8-38!!! I use a 1mm pick too!! Just to confuse everyone.
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby Genebaby » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:57 pm

You beat up those skinny strings with a 1mm pick? The poor things!!!
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby doublev2 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:39 am

Ha. I have 14s these days but never play.
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby shramiac » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:25 am

You beat up those skinny strings with a 1mm pick? The poor things!!!
Just like Yngwie does!!! :P :P :P
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby Genebaby » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:38 am

No wonder!! He doesn't have any natural vibrato, the strings can't help but bend out of tune. Lucky he gets it to sound ok!
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby Slayer » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:42 pm

No wonder!! He doesn't have any natural vibrato, the strings can't help but bend out of tune. Lucky he gets it to sound ok!
Are you saying that Yngwie Malmsteen doesn't have any natural vibrato???? WOW !!

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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby Genebaby » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:45 pm

I'm just joking, but I don't really listen to him much anyway. I should have put a smiley at the end! :wink:

I just think 8's on a guitar is so flippy-floppy. Like down tuning but not using thicker strings to compensate. I'm used to 10s so I think I would break a set of 8's.
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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby Slayer » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:53 pm

LOL,
It depends on the guitar for me but I use nothing lighter than 9's and some 10's. I have too much hand and I would break and e string and I find that the complete lack of tension makes it uncomfortable to play but go Andrew go if you like 8's :-)

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Re: Floyd Rose Guitars

Postby doublev2 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:58 pm

i like the Thomastik power brights now http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/products ... ings_09_46
also the flat wound jazz swing strings http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/products ... ings_10_44 sound great with PAF pick ups, i believe they are more like the kind of strings that would come on a 50s lp
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