Are locking trems a thing of the past?

GAD

Wubbalubbadubdub
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Not for me. I'll always have one floyd equipped guitar.

GAD
 

52ftbuddha

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Yes they are functionally, they will have diehards that are hoping the 80's will come back. They were a good solution to a world without locking tuners and with only 6 screw bridges but time has eclipsed them.
 

atquinn

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No way. In fact, they seem to be undergoing a bit of a resurgence lately.

-Austin
 

blastastick

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They are back in a big way. Floyds have a unique tone, and can do what no other trem can. Love them or hate them, still around.
 

Atomic Punk

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I'll take a Floyd over a stock Fender tremolo (two OR six screw. Yes, I do own both) ANY day. I have both and the Floyd blows the antique Fender design away.
 

Custom50

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well, i don't like them, but I can't deny, they seem to be making a bit of a comeback, and you can't argue with their tuning stability.
 

Phil M

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I don't play a guitar with a Floyd myself, but I think those are back in a big way.
 

maccampbells

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I just replaced the floyd on my strat with a new Gotoh. Worth the effort. Between this and a tele I feel like i've got it covered.
 
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I'll always have a FR guitar I think - I don't do the mad dive bombs and stuff like I did in the 80's but it's still a great system and it does have a sound all of its own.

I play a Strat AM Dxe nowadays with locking tuners and the trem system is great but not quite a FR ;)
 

buddastrat

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I don't see a comeback around here with the kids. Most stores don't want them for trades. They still have their niche with the 80's crowd.
 

sahhas

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never understood the floyd, i had a kramer pacer, never could keep it in tune.
but i have a parker nitefly that has locking sperzel tuners-can whammy that thing do death and it doesn't go out of tune.
my main guitar (homemade) has locking planet waves tuners w/ a guitarfetish vintage-style trem w/ the non-usa spacing, i use just 2 screws so it has pivot pts, and it rarely goes out of tune also (and i can pull up and go down on it!). easy to tune, easy to intonate, just easy.
never understood the floyd-guess you have to have a guitar tech to keep them in tune.
my 2 cents...
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