whatever you will about the Floyd Rose Tremolo:
The fact is; it is still the best straight ahead Rock n' Roll
tremolo on the market. It's the only one that
really stays in tune. It's Bulletproof and a real workhorse.
Just because it say's Floyd Rose on it doesn't mean it's the real McCoy.
There are probably 50 companies manufacturing Floyd Rose Style Tremolos,
Most of them will obtain a license from Floyd.
The fact that they have purchased
a license and are paying Floyd a royalty does not mean that they have to build
it as well as Floyd.
In fact I have never seen another one that I like as well
as the Original Floyd except the one that Hamer used in the mid 80's. The ones
that Jackson, Charvel, BC Rich, Peavey & Ernie Ball use are
usually Korean or Japanese impostors.
Floyd Rose Tremolo's have gotten some bad press over the past 10 years because of cheap Asian
impostors. Like I said above, there are many companies who have legally licensed the name but
haven't built the unit up to the standard of the original German manufactured unit. The original
units are case hardened. They don't wear on the pivot points like the cheaper
ones do. This means that they really do stay in tune. The Floyd Rose Tremolo
utilizes over 15 patents and it is my understanding that Floyd doesn't
necessarily license out all of the patents.
When the main patent ran out finally after a 17 year stint. Floyd decided
to lower the price to make it impossible for the competition to eat his lunch.
Never let it be said that Floyd Rose is short on intelligence. Floyd is probably one of the
smartest people in the industry today.
My prices are definitely
the lowest you will find anywhere. If you find a lower price, I will beat it.
Just like any other standard product I carry. If you find a better price on a
Gibson, PRS, Gretsch or any other standard issue item I will always beat it.
(See My Price Guarantee)