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Unread 04-17-2012, 01:56 AM   #26
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YES!! Finally! Now I won't have to have an 8 string Floyd made out of 2 bridges, like I was thinking of having done. I'll just wait until these are out. I don't know why it's taking this long though, especially considering they already have one in the Schecter C8 FR.

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I dig.

Pitty that I'll probably never get another parallel fretted 8-string. Too hooked on fans.

Maybe throw one in an RG2228 for a project.
Isn't the basswood body on the RG2228 too soft to put a Floyd in, because it would have issues with the posts over time from the string tension? I think you would have to have a new body made out of a different type of wood. Or at least that's what I've heard anyway, I could be totally wrong.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 01:58 AM   #27
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Isn't the basswood body on the RG2228 too soft to put a Floyd in, because it would have issues with the posts over time from the string tension? I think you would have to have a new body made out of a different type of wood. Or at least that's what I've heard anyway, I could be totally wrong.

Tell that to my 91' UV7s.

I think over two decades of trem abuse has proven the opposite of whoever these folks you've heard from.
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Oh lol cool, well that's really good to know, that means I might not have to have a new body made for my RG2228 after all. I heard it from this thread: http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/lut...se-uv88mc.html

Maybe it has something to do with using an 8 string Floyd specifically? I don't know, I guess I'll look into it a little more before I proceed with anything, but if it worked for you for a long time, than I guess there shouldn't be a problem.

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I have a Zion with a basswood body and a floyd that's been through potentially 26 years of abuse (I don't have an exact date of the build but it was some time in the late 80s), everything is fine so far. However I have heard that Zion drilled out and installed 2 maple dowels for the posts on their floyd equipped guitars.

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Ive always wondered about that, when you go to order/spec out a carvin it says Original Floyd Rose doesnt it?
It's because the 7XX bodies are too thin to accomodate the block on the OFR, IIRC. I remember seeing someone buy an OFR 7 and shorten the block to fit.

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It's because the 7XX bodies are too thin to accomodate the block on the OFR, IIRC. I remember seeing someone buy an OFR 7 and shorten the block to fit.
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time to start saving. Love my Jem love my 8 string. Soon I can have both!
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I seriously hope this will be made available to left-handed guitarists as well as them making an official Original 7-String Floyd Rose. Currently we lefties are forced to work with the Korean made (not Licensed one but Original Korean made) which is only available to guitar makers and factories (and replacements if required are made through local dealers for where-ever you bought that guitar).
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you know, ive been hopin for a 8 string floyd to come along for a while, actually since i joined this site, (didnt even know schecter released one) but i JUST bought a damien elite 8 a few days ago so although im happy about the news (especially for some of you guys who have the money ready to go), ill have to pass on this this time around. especially cuz i got the elite 8 for $280.
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Also poor Kahler, now nobody will buy their trems, except people wanted fanned fret trem systems

It's pretty crazy how desperate they are for endorsee's and stuff now. :\
I can't stick a Floyd in a guitar that's only 1.25 inches thick. I can however, put a Kahler in one (and I am!) There will always be a use for them.

Besides, until BC Rich and ESP stop making Slayer signatures, Kahlers will always have a market. :P
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I don't see anything "wrong" with Kahlers... I just know Floyds better and as such I trust them a bit more.



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I see an Ibanez RG like 8 string Floyd happening for me in the future

If Ibanez won't put one into production, I'll build my own!!!
I see the same too, and I prefer Ibanez trem's to Floyd Rose (except the Edge III ofc) but a ZR-8 would be awesome!
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this is awesome news but i still gotta say id rather get a kahler 8 trem due to the fact its easier to install ur self. i know obvious but true.
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^ I like everything about the Kahler except two things, I've never been able to get one to be as stable as a Floyd and you can't dive bomb it as far. If these weren't issues I would put them on all my trem builds.

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Isn't the basswood body on the RG2228 too soft to put a Floyd in, because it would have issues with the posts over time from the string tension? I think you would have to have a new body made out of a different type of wood. Or at least that's what I've heard anyway, I could be totally wrong.[/QUOTE]

I have a LTD MF-207 7 string floyd. It's basswood and the body of the guitar and the bridge is fine. I've had it for over 8 years. I don't think basswood should cause a problem.

I have a DC800 on the way. I've never owned a guitar without a floyd, so I might consider this for the Carvin. Guess I'll have to wait and see if i like the hipshot.
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Also poor Kahler, now nobody will buy their trems, except people wanted fanned fret trem systems

It's pretty crazy how desperate they are for endorsee's and stuff now. :\

How are those anyway? I've been wanting to have one put on a custom but not sure about spending the extra money if they're not reliable. I remember reading some complaints on here, but I think that was more of an installation issue (not routing deep enough for the flat mount).
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finally! this is what has kept me from getting my first 8 string.

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I still prefer the way I started playing 15 years ago. Hardtail/stop tail. I tried after 6 years to rock on a Floyd, and let me say it was HORRIBLE! I like the stability and dont quite grasp the concept of floating bridges. I admit, I am ignorant of them for the simple fact I had one really bad experience and dodged them since! But damnit! When that string snapped (I was borrowing my friends guitar) and everything just dropped to hell, I was like..... be back after these commercials lol
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I still prefer the way I started playing 15 years ago. Hardtail/stop tail. I tried after 6 years to rock on a Floyd, and let me say it was HORRIBLE! I like the stability and dont quite grasp the concept of floating bridges. I admit, I am ignorant of them for the simple fact I had one really bad experience and dodged them since! But damnit! When that string snapped (I was borrowing my friends guitar) and everything just dropped to hell, I was like..... be back after these commercials lol
As long as they're set up correctly you shouldn't have any problems. I had some problems with a licensed floyd rose where it kept floating further and further away from the body but I took it to a shop and he worked on it and it's been fine ever since. I also have another licensed and it's been fine for years. I've also never had any problems at all out of original floyds that I've owned even after a lot of abuse. I'm not saying they're fantastic or better than everything else out there ( I like some of the ibby edge trems but only used a few times. Never used a kahler, etc.) But if an OFR is set up correctly they work perfectly and shouldn't have any issues.
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Maybe throw one in an RG2228 for a project.
Is it just a simple pop 'n swap or would the EFX bridge route be a problem? Cause I thought of putting one in as soon as I saw this. Although I hope its the German one cause I think my Loomis had one of those crappy 1000 series and the bar would never stay where I wanted it even when I screwed it all the way in.

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