Floyd Rose 8 string available 'end of summer'

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  1. Neil

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    Check their latest Facebook post,

    "Official" Floyd Rose | Facebook

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    It doesnt say whether it is made in Germany or is the same as the 1000 series used on the Schecter C8 FR though.


    The facebook comments are complete with the standard 'z0mg why dont you master 6 strings first no0b!!!11!1!' :lol:
     
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    They're also finally making a seven string Pro model.

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    I doubt Broderick didn't have something to do with it.

    I imagine the same would be true for the eight!
     
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    This is the best news I've heard in a while.
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

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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.
     
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    About damn time...


    Also poor Kahler, now nobody will buy their trems, except people wanted fanned fret trem systems :lol:

    It's pretty crazy how desperate they are for endorsee's and stuff now. :\
     
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    *Stares Carvin down to get these
     
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    I don't care of they're made out of butter in some guy's basement in Trenton, I'm getting one installed! The sucky thing is that I wasn't planning on buying any more 8s. Maybe I can dust off the old Intrepid and have one put in there.

    The coolest thing about this? Kurt is probably drawing up plans with these already.
     
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    If CB had something to do with it, it'd be pushed back for about another year :lol:
     
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    Guess I better start saving for the Carvin DC800 FR!!
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Carvin doesn't put real OFRs on their 7s, I don't see why they'll be quick to adopt them for 8s. :2c:
     
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    These things better come with a set of high tension springs. :lol:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Five regular springs will be just fine, in fact, depending on the install ou could likely get away with three or four. You're only adding ~20lbs of tension overall. :yesway:
     
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    Yeah, I think I've seen a picture of Tony MacAlpine's or someone's RG2228 with an eight string Edge and it only needed 3 springs, five would probably be ridiculously tight.
     
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    The number of springs isn't the only factor. The amount they are stretched is just important.
     
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    Ahh forgot that they're not real OFR's. :squint:

    *Stares harder at carvin :squint:
     
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    The funny thing is that Takeuchi, the company that Carvin orders 7-string trems from has made numerous OEM 8-string units for another maker.
     
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    If this helps persuade ESP to make a Horizon FR-8....I will permanently be in debt.
     
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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?
     
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    They do offer OFRs on their 6-string guitars.
     

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