Floyd Rose 8 pro?!!

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by teslasdeathray, Jun 10, 2018.

Should there be floyd rose 8 pro?

Poll closed Jul 10, 2018.
  1. Yup, its time!

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  2. Nope.

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  1. teslasdeathray

    teslasdeathray SS.org Regular

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    Why is there not a floyd rose pro for 8's? I love floating trems but Im spoiled by Ibanez's equipment on their stuff. Mainly where the tuners are, and how low profile they are.

    Well I played a FR pro 7 and it was pretty much a lo pro like the Ibanez equipment. It was so comfortable. So Im ordering some custom guitars and went to the FR website, and all they have is that 1000 garbage. Its so awkward, and the tuners stick up so high sometimes you kinda hit em. Plus in my opinion it dates the guitar. I love the 80's and 90's, but come on lets modernize a bit.

    Have 8's not been around enough to make this? Im so sick of hipshots! I love the fine tuning on the FX EDGE and the height adjustment. Are there any alternatives besides Kahlers?

    Sorry for the rant and thanks for the help:)
     
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  2. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Maybe eventually. 8 strings still seem very niche but so were 7s a long time ago.

    I would expect Ibanez to go first, though. They will do Lo Pro 8s for LACS type builds. We can only hope that one day they’ll do it for a production guitar. But I kinda doubt Floyd will do a Pro 8 first.
     
  3. AC.Lin

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    Rather than a Pro 8, i would prefer a new design, with rounded edges, something that looks more polished and not that raw.
    But i get your envy for a Pro 8, this could actually be fun.
    Though i must admit i've never seen anyone having a use for a floating bridge on a 8 string. But maybe i've been looking in the wrong direction, who knows !
     
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    I like floating trems because you really get the action super low, and the springs allow the string to give a little, and you have control over tension better instead having to rely soley in string gauge (ATM I use 82 to 10). Plus theres the fine tuners:)! I mean yeah we could do the Dime Horsey all day, but really its to make the guitar a bit more dynamic and really have solid tuning:). Again my opinion.
     
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    I have an Agile with a Floyd 8 on there. I like it soooo much better than my Kahler 8s. I wish we'd see more 8s with Floyds.
     
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    Folks just aren't into Floyds anymore. At least enough of them to push for new model development. :(
     
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    I wonder how much it would cost to make a base plate and then use oem saddles and fine tuners. I wonder where I could find a company to do that. Hmmmmm...
     
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    Every custom base plate I've tried to source has been big money, especially after plating.
     
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    I too would not mind a lo profile 8 floyd nor would i mind an ibanez edge 8 trem. Hell, I wouldn't mind more guitar manufacturers making 8s with the one floyd available. nothing but +1s from me! I'm honestly surprised esp/ltd hasn't released one yet... guess my schecter c8 fr will have to do for now (awesome guitar, btw). An electric guitar of any kind without a locking trem is pretty boring for me.
     
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    I hate to be the “kids these days” guy, but so many new guitarists hate Floyds because they can’t figure out how to tune them. They spend 2 years learning to play guitar, but can’t be bothered with 10 minutes of a YouTube video and tune up.
     
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    Lol! Well Its media too. I was looking into my "niche" market, there are only 4 extended range players Ive found with trems on 8's. I guess trems dont Djent lol! Or make money:(
     
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    It also is expensive, I think. A Hipshot bridge is much less than a Floyd 8, and checks the box for having upmarket hardware.

    When I asked, Hipshot told me they are hoping to do a Contour 8 trem next year, which would be very cool, but I’m not holding my breath.
     
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    It's probably a wash, price wise, when you consider wholesale cost. Wouldn't be anything stopping them from passing the small difference onto the consumer.

    I just think no one uses them. At least on 8-strings. Who right now is using a trem on 8s that would require a Floyd?

    I mean, they sell so infrequently that even Agile isn't rushing to restock the Floyd Interceptor 8s. I've never even seen the Schecter C-8FR at a shop.

    Unfortunately, unless Satch and Vai switch to 8s or the Meshuggah dudes go for trems, Ibanez isn't going to be any help.
     
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    well all im saying is, they make the 1000, so why not make the pro.:/
     
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    They're not, not making it to be jerks. There's just no market. :(
     
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    Schecter dumped their hellraiser with trem 8 but I grabbed one. It does play well.

    Besides FR, Khaler, there is these guys:

    http://www.technologyformusicians.com/htbridge.php?lingua=2

    They do a multiscale headless trem similar to strandberg but with an option for an 8 string. I saw a custom 9 string from etherial guitars with a 9 string version of this trem.

    You can see it here:

    https://www.instagram.com/etherialguitarsofficial/

    8th image from the top (there is 2 videos also).

    The only thing about these types of trems that I've seen people mention (strandberg users) is that the string can be pulled off the saddles if you mega dive and bend simultaneously. Not sure that's a deal killer but something to mention.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I've played the Strandberg version of this and it's about as "Floyd" in feel and capabilities as the Kahler. :/
     
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    Thats awesome! I never knew that exisited.
     
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    Yup. They do not currently make a regular Contour 8.
     

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