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!

    72.4%
  2. Nope.

    27.6%
  1. teslasdeathray

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    This is unreal! Ok stay tuned for my custom Ibby!:)
     
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    That’s so awesome. I’m kinda wanting to ask him to make a non-fine-tuner 8 trem for me to hack onto something...
     
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    How tall is that trem from the plate to the bottom of the sustain block? Might be thin enough to put in an S 8 string?
     
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    you can customize the block, mine is an inch.
     
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    oooohhhh maaan.
     
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    aesthyrian and trem licking like this.
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    Looking at one of these 8 string Lo Pros for a custom, but the aluminium baseplate is a bit disappointing.
     
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    How so?

    The baseplate is aluminum, but the knife edges are titanium. The Lo-Pro design has the knife edges and baseplate as separate pieces, unlike an OFR.
     
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    I'd prefer all titanium. I appreciate the knife edge is titanium and it functionally doesn't matter, but at $1100 without a locking nut it's $345 more than the 6 string for not a lot more titanium.

    I'll still probably end up with this because the only other 8 string option is a 1000 series Floyd.
     
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    The multiple metal colors in that rendering/photo look odd...like mixing Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel, or Brass and Bronze
     
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    Yeah, the pricing upgrade is pretty extreme, but I suppose he knows there's a ton less competition for 8-string terms.
     
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    For those with experience, how does the 8 string 1000 series Floyd perform and rate in your opinion? Can you do any type of comparison to the 6 and 7 string Pro or Original Floyd Rose?

    I'm looking at the 1000 Series for my next guitar. I'll likely be a stripped down custom or perhaps just a body for my S8 neck, so I don't want to go for the big bucks Titanium one above. (I'd save that for a Custom Shop ESP.:D)

    And as for background, every guitar I've owned since 1996, with the exception of my S8, has had a recessed Floyd or equivalent on it. Even when I block them in full, I love the hand feel and the over feel they bring to the guitar. Just can't get away from it.
     
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    I have a few guitars that I hope to get within the next few months with the Floyd Rose 8. A custom Schecter that supposedly would be done in November and also an RG852 with a luthier to be routed for one. Hoping the trems are nice. I’ve always preferred OFR to the Edge units.
     
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    the 8 string trems are as nice as the 6 and 7 string originals/1000 series... so really damn nice. i have a schecter c8 floyd rose and it stays in tune the best out of all my trem equipped guitars. it does everything any other trem equipped guitars will do (massive dives/pullups (if you have the strength haha), flutters, etc). love this guitar overall. if schecter, or any other manufacturer, makes a 27" model i will buy it... that's the only thing about my schecter that i wish was different, but it's definitely not a deal breaker.
     
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    Yeah, I likely wouldn’t have bothered with custom stuff if the C8FR were just 26.5” or 27”, but I just can’t deal with 28”.
     
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    I really like my 1000 series 8 string trem; it behaves as well as any other trem I've owned (though I think I'd prefer a VS100 in an 8 string variant, but I don't see that happening...ever). I have a copper block from the guys at FU-Tone as the stock block was too tall to fit in the body of my guitar.
     
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    Yeah, I have a cheapo Agile with the Floyd 8 on it, and it's really nice. Soooooo much better than the Kahler 8s. But, I'm a floating trem guy.

    That Hantung thing is crazy cool. I wish they did a different, cheaper, alloy version. I would love for someone to do a "run" of Ibby 8s with one of those. (Or even a Floyd 8, for that matter.) So far everyone I've talked with doesn't have the CNC programmed for them, so there's a pretty steep time and money cost to design and tool for it.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback folks. It is helpful.
     

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