Fine tuners on the bridge on 8-strings.

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  1. rx

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    Hey, what do you think of 8-strings with fine tuners on the bridge? Like the RGA8 and RG2228? Worth it? :)
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    The fine tuners are just there to compensate for the locking nut.

    I actually really liked the system on the RG2228s, but a lot of folks found them to be overly complicated.
     
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    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    I'm with Max, I have an RG2228 and I love the fixed edge bridge :)
     
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    I haven't had it for very long but I love the bridge on my 2228. Super comfy and the fine tuners are great.
     
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    It's my favorite bridge to be honest. It's also aesthetically pleasing to me as well!
     
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    I love the brdige and fine tuners on the M80M. Comfy to play, and the tuners are super precise.
     
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    I agree... very useful, precise and good for stable tuning. Maybe a little uncomfortable to the palm of the hand .. depends on the player
     
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    8 strings with a floyd as the bridge (including fine tuners, of course) are definitely worth it... wishing more manufacturers would start making these an option
     
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    Being completely honest.....if my RG852mpb had a fixed Edge, it'd be the perfect guitar, despite all my shortcomings attempting to properly utilize 8 strings.....
     
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    If you think you'll make good use of the extra hardware, I don't see why not. The fine tuners can help with smaller adjustments a lot easier than the tuners on the headstock. The only reason it'd be a burden is if you're all about KISS to that extreme.
     
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    Frigging love it. I wish I could find fine tuners for my classical.

    However I don't use the locking nut on my RG2228 anymore. The tuning pegs are amazing, but it almost never falls out of tune, so the fine tuners are all I ever need.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Lower raito tuners help as well. A lot of OEM tuners are 1:12. Changing to 1:16 or 1:18 or even lower can help as well with small adjustments
     
  13. rx

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    What is a KISS? :)
     
  14. rx

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    I think the point of the fine tuners on the bridge is it takes the nut out of the equation for tuning stability. :)
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Derp. I fucked up xD Really should stop posting before having coffee of a morning lol. You're right, I was on a completely different train of thought.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Keep It Simple, Stupid

    Not exactly, but close.

    When you lock the nut you tend to knock the strings slightly sharp. The fine tuners allow you to correct that.
     
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    You're just as correct. :)
     
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    KISS is just an abbreviation for "Keep It Simple, Stupid!"
    The application here is less moving parts means less to maintain and less to worry about going wrong :p
     

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