cool but pricey

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  1. Shiny_Beast

    Shiny_Beast Supporting Member

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    Great video.
     
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    Was the music supposed to be a rendition of Pink Floyd's "Empty Spaces?"

    EDIT: Listened to it again (I was more focused on watching the video the first time), sounded more "inspired" by the song than anything.
     
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    and you can get it in nickle black! :)
     
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    Hmmmm, a floyd rose for normal people. Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! Who'd a thunk it?
     
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    A nice looking bridge, and looks well engineered and built. Very cool. But, according to the website its "dive only". Damn.
     
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    That's a phrase that I'm filing away for later :)
     
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    So will it require a locking nut? I think that's my biggest complaint about Floyds.
     
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    cool, whats the price?

    the design looks like it could make my very rare tuning issues disappear completely
     
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    Yeah, hell no at $400. Pass.
     
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    Floyds do not require a locking nut and this requires a non-locking nut.
    I do not see any new playing features, except further travel, and possibly better contact at the body/bridge interface, vs a classic Strat trem. Sound is probably fine, but so is the old Strat system. Maybe better tuning due to saddle design.
    Stable tuning, up/down, great feel, no mis-tuning on bends are unsolved problems.
     
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    I've never seen a Floyd without one.
     
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    I suppose if you have locking tuners you can get away with slacking the strings right of the board on a OFR. I always thought that using one without the clamp on old tuners would be risky, I'm sure I could get the high E to come right off the peg if I tried.

    This one has a few things going on, some common to other modern designs like better pivot mechanics. The block holes are drilled differently too and it's got cradled saddles like a Mann and some sort of string groove. Should be stable as hell for a 6 screw and they claim it solves bend tuning issues too, which I don't like actually, too long with a strat I guess.

    But ya, 400 bucks.
     
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    You can put a FR bridge on any Strat, for instance, no lock nut needed.
    No real advantage to it vs any 2 point trem, either.
     
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    Meh.
    It's not a Floyd Rose design, just using their name.
    Still have the flaw of any strat-style bridge.
    Ridiculous price.
    Vintage 2 7/32"/56mm string spacing only.
    Dive only.
    Did I say ridiculous price?
     
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    Uh... NAMM 2016?
     
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    I lived with out one this long
    I'm good
     

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