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Gotoh Floyd Rose Licensed Locking Tremolo with Locking Nut

 
This high quality tremolo system pairs solid construction with additional features. A patented stud lock makes the trem feel more solid and eliminates the studs turning in the inserts after setup. The internally threaded trem arm is adjustable for swing away tension. Hardened steel saddles. Includes 1-5/8" locking nut, complete mounting hardware, and tremolo arm. Stud...


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Best Floyd Rose tremolo style bridge next to the Ibanez Edges featured

Comments Often when we buy a low to mid-range licensed Floyd Rose equipped guitar, we might be in for tuning stability hell. More then often, after doing a full pull up, the bridge either doesn't return to true zero position or is just simply out of tune. We might accredit it to string being un-stretched most of the time, but what if the strings has already been stretched?

We can usually fault it on the inferior licensed Floyd Rose bridge that is being constructed with Pot mystery metal with weak knife edges that are prone to blunting. If you are one of those who are looking to replace your bridge with an Original Floyd Rose (OFR), look no further. I have something, in my opinion is superior even to the OFR. The Gotoh Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge.

The Good news for this bridge is that it doesn't require a guitar that is pre-fitted with a Floyd Rose routed cavity with an existing Licensed Floyd Rose bridge extra routing. Namely, lower to mid range ESP and Ibanez. What this means is that as long as the user knows how to take out the bridge, it is not actually hard to replace it and is in fact just a matter of swapping the bridge.

The best part about the Gotoh Floyd Rose Bridge is that it comes with a set of lock studs. What this means is more tuning stability compared to even the OFR, which doesn't have the locking stud installed. This is however only for the adventurous who are willing to dabble into some DIY. All the user need to do is actually to pull out the existing bushings in the body of the guitar, re-drill (usually a bigger) hole and hammer in the new bushings.

The Gotoh Floyd Rose Bridge also comes with an existing Brass Block instead of Pot Mystery Metal that usually comes with the low end licensed bridge. This actually improves the tone of the instrument, give it a fuller yet richer sound.

In terms of usage, the Gotoh Floyd Rose Bridge functions smoothly both on pulling up and whamming down and usually return to near absolute Zero without much audible pitch difference. (No Floyd Rose designed Bridge goes back to absolute Zero).

The Arm of the Tremolo has a unique design in which it is internally threaded while there is a screw at the bottom of the tremolo arm holder. The user just needs to turn the tremolo arm in to keep it in the arm holder while there is a separate arm grub screw to adjust the looseness or tightness of the tremolo arm. This greatly allows flexibility on giving the player the option of how they want the Arm to hang in the arm holder.

All and all, the Gotoh Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge is a huge upgrade from Pot Mystery Metal Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge while being priced at almost less than an OFR. This doesn't only improves the guitar tone wise but also in terms of tuning stability, often making a guitar so much nicer to pick up that you probably wouldn't want to put it down.


Liked about it Locking studs
Brass Block
Harden steel plates that doesn't blunt with extreme abuse


Didn't like No Spring Locker
Cosmo finish wears off too fast


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By faekildare
Aug 22, 2011
 
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The torch has been passed - goodbye Floyd, hello G featured

Comments I may come under fire for such a comment, but the simple fact is as a user and abuser of Floyd Rose tremolos and their licensed counterparts I have been blown away by the sheer quality of Gotoh as well as the tone. It's cheaper than the OFR (Original Floyd Rose) and some of the others and defies the adage that you "get what you pay for". I will never again use an OFR because of the lack of quality that I have seen over the years from them and the fact that the Gotoh is made so brilliantly.

I bring up the fact again that I am a Suhr endorsed artist and even when I got the endorsement I questioned not having an OFR on my first guitar I was purchasing from them. I received my first guitar from them and laughed out loud at the fact another guitar I had that I paid almost $1000 more than my Suhr had an OFR that wouldn't stay in tune, wouldn't flutter and the bar was actually loose after screwing it down to its tightest level. Suhr knew what they were doing when they researched the best floating tremolo for their guitars. Remember, this is OEM eqiupment on their instruments so when you buy one of them, you're getting the best bang for the buck.

I mean no disrespect to Floyd Rose or the legions of users that use only the OFR on their guitars. I would recommend that they give the Gotoh a try. Remember, the Gotoh is a LICENSED item and it always will be. Fender was an original as well and that doesn't mean that Tom Anderson, Suhr or other "strat makers" haven't improved upon the original design. Sometimes, progress is GOOD! It's okay to stand on the shoulders of the innovators and bring forth a superior design in my opinion.


Liked about it Let me say that I LOVE the fact that the fine tuners are tilted back and no longer digging into my hand. Also, the overall feeling is so smooth and it's tight. Tight in the sense that when you use it, it feels so high quality that you'd think this thing costs $400 or at least double the price of an OFR. Which brings me to my last point in that the price is about half of an OFR and availability is plentiful.


Didn't like I honestly can't say there's anything I dislike at this point. Gotoh could really use a dose of better marketing for their items but that is so minor compared to what they offer. This is the ultimate floating tremolo at this time so I am not in a position where I can complain too much. I will say ONE thing: I think that when you order one of these you should keep in mind that there is no set neck radius that this may be set for. My money goes on that it's set for 12" radius. One of my Suhrs has a 16" radius and another has a 10-14" compound radius and there are no issues from the factory setups. I would suggest that Gotoh labels each trem (either on the packaging or on the trem plate) what radius the trem was made for.


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5.0

By clubshred
Nov 08, 2009
 
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Best double locking trem out there featured

Comments The Gotoh Floyd RoseĀ® Licensed Locking Tremolo is an amazing unit. It takes what Floyd Rose originally designed and takes it to that next step. What makes it even better is that it is cheaper than the Original Floyd Rose and Schaller models.

Gotoh have built their version of the Floyd Rose with hardened steel plate and saddles, brass trem block, and a lower profile tail piece than the original Floyd Rose. This results in great tone and sustain, comfortable playability, and the knife edges wont wear out quickly like a lot of the licensed models out there.

The Gotoh variant also offers superior tuning stability due to their locking studs. These are just like the Ibanez Edge and Lo Pro Edge ones found on classic Ibanez guitars (Gotoh actually manufactured these Ibanez trems).

The icing on the cake so to speak is the design of the internally threaded trem arm. I believe Gotoh's design is by far the best out there. No screwing in the arm, and it coming loose after some use, the Gotoh has a holder with a grub screw designed to tighten or loosen the grip on the thread-less trem arm. this ensures minute, precise adjustments to suit your playing style, and the trem bar will stay as you like it for far longer than the other designs.

All in all, the Gotoh Floyd RoseĀ® Licensed Locking Tremolo offers the best value for money. It gives you rock solid tuning stability, and fantastic cutting tone and sustain for less money than the original. It truely is an evolution.


Liked about it Best designed double locking trem out there
* Best value for money double locking trem
* Rock solid tuning stability and great tone


Didn't like There is nothing that I wish could be different. I believe this is the perfect double locking trem design.


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5.0

By LonePhantom
Oct 28, 2009
 
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Gotoh GE1996T Worth Every Cent !

Comments Well,Mr Floyd,i think you have met your match!
I was just blown away by this Tremolo.Smooth,Precise,Well Engineered,Good Components,Great Finish,Great Price.
Comes complete with the Nut,Claw,Springs,Studs,Trem Arm and Trem Claw.
Solid Brass Block is a nice touch also really solid and good quality bolts.
Block/Base Plate seems quite thick and very strong.
Fine Adjustment Screws are fantastic and precise.
Intonates well.When fitted and sitting level to the body,there still is quite a nice soft easy action allowing dramatic effects to be used.Confidently.
Intonates extremely well.
Kept in tune with minimal amount of fuss.
Trem Arm well made and good design.Has Locking Screw on Arm.Push In type.
The actual Finish on these are A1.I bought the Gold one and i would have to say its very well Finished.
The Saddles are easily adjustable making Intonation easy.
Compatable with OFR and Aftermarket add-ons.
The actual Nut is also well designed and included Shims.No cheap Allen Head Bolts here or on anywhere in this great package.Bonus.
Well Built and Great Price.At $170 AUSD it was a steal...


Liked about it Easy Intonation = Easy Tuning
Quality Finish = Value For Money
Well Built and Designed = Very Functional.
Complete Kit = Nut and Shims are a nice touch.
Easy OFR or Aftermarket Add Ons = Bolts Straight On.


Didn't like A bit loud when abused ( springs ? )


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5.0

By ozjem
Jun 14, 2011
 
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