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Old 2004-08-12, 13:29
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probs? like what? I have never broken a string on my RG750...

I replace them a lot though, but I allways broke strings on my jackson dinky (the one that got stolen) I guess the Ibanez is of a better quality (though its old.)

not all good guitars have trems, ofcourse not lol, that wouldn't make any sense, theres loads of people that just don't use trems. some guitars aren't meant to be fitted with trems IMO, like Les Pauls and SG's, I've played the angus young SG with the bigby trem, it was just too fucking weird (and no range at all, haha)
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Old 2004-08-12, 14:22
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probs? like what? I have never broken a string on my RG750...

breaking strings isnt always about the quality of the guitar.... after a couple weeks of band practice once or twice a day and then the occasional gig..... strings just break.
i don't break strings very often anymore cuz i play thicker strings than i used to and i have thinner picks.... i used to play .009's in E standard with 1.00mm or thicker picks.... and every other practice i'd break a string.
now i play .012's in D standard with .73 picks...... the slightly thinner picks make it easier to play fast triplets and tremelo picking, but strumming sounds better and more even too... the thicker strings help gives me a phat tone that just crunches, making my sound heavier and darker sounding. great for jazzy stuff too.
and for some reason i can now go a couple weeks without breaking any...
the rg570 has aways stayed in tune better than the pgm, but they both stay in tune really well, because i took the bolt things off of the locking nut and put on some sperzel locking tuners... it's just easier that way. sometimes i can go days without having to retune....

but i don't like trems...
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Old 2004-08-12, 14:30
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Def, play a Les Paul with a Kahler on it... you'll love it.

I never break a string using a tremolo system, since they allow more movement in the strings your less likely to break one. Bending also seems easier using a trem, since the bridge will slighty move making it alot easier and smoother. I think of a trem as just another aspect of the guitar i can master. But some people get addicted to trem's and use them when not needed.

To each their own i guess, but seeing a quality floyd copy like the Edge go unused makes baby jesus cry
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Old 2004-08-12, 14:35
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so eh, how many times a month do you replace strings?

its not allways the quality of the guitar but in my case it surely is, I still have the same playing style after years and its pretty raw,

I practise daily and do gigs about 2/3 times a month, I never ever broke strings on this guitar, I broke loads on my old guitars though (the punk'd out strat and the jackson) I'm pretty sure it has to do with the quality if the ancient edge trem versus a crap fender style bridge and a POS korean floyd on the dinky.

I play with .10's in standard tuning or with eb skinny top heavy bottoms in full D.

I tune like once a week, and its hardly off, the most time I spend tuning is when I just installed new strings, like every two weeks. new strings stretch out slightly, but thats pretty much it, when I was on holiday and I got back the thing was perfectly in tune, when I played two gigs in a week I didn't even have to retune it and I'm known as a guitar basher, lol. I can't explain it, but I love it though, on my other guitars I can even break strings that aren't a week old... it stays in tune better then any non-trem equipped guitar I ever had.


anyways, I'm a floyd-a-holic I guess, I love to do the dimebag shit every now and then, and weird feedback fx are cool to do with a trem too. I wouldn't even think about disabling my floyd. that would be like unholy, haha
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Old 2004-08-12, 14:37
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Def, play a Les Paul with a Kahler on it... you'll love it.

I never break a string using a tremolo system, since they allow more movement in the strings your less likely to break one. Bending also seems easier using a trem, since the bridge will slighty move making it alot easier and smoother. I think of a trem as just another aspect of the guitar i can master. But some people get addicted to trem's and use them when not needed.

To each their own i guess, but seeing a quality floyd copy like the Edge go unused makes baby jesus cry


haha word!

Les Paul's are great, but IMO I don't think the body is comfortable and they are heavy as hell and those necks are just sluggish compared to Wizzard I necks!!

I haven't ever seen an LP with a trem in stores here, do they have those big ass bigsby things too? (those things have NO range at all!!)
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Old 2004-08-12, 14:41
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Bigsbys SUCK.

Ive played a Les Paul with a floyd.... it was horrible. It made the Les Paul sound horrible, i never realized what the lame ass spring cavity does to sustain.

The Kahler that i played on a Les Paul was a Kahler 2300 Pro NOT the one that can be installed on the studs, but a real one that requires some inch deep routing. All it needed was 24 frets and i woulda bought it.
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Old 2004-08-12, 14:45
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yeah, I can see a floyd not working on an LP... it has one bigass cavity and a LP is all about body/sustain IMO, thats the reason to buy one in the first place.

imagine a bigsby on it, strapping a piece of metal that big would make the allready LP a killer for your back haha!

for some reason theres not a lot of gibby's over here... seems to be crawling with stinkin' fenders though
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i might be able to help since i have an ibanez with the floatin trem and 11's

you wil need the following: a screwdriver, phillips, and an extra tremolo spring,
open the back of your guitar, the big black plate. then add a spring to the bridge. then you will notice the springs attach to a large silver claw lik thing. there are two large screws that attach it to the body. tighten that and tune up and keep repeating until your bridge is perfectly parallellelellleell to the body of the guitar. then close it up, lock the tuning and jam away!!!
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