Floyd Rose Special vs Original. Real Experience needed
I know that the "OFR vs Special" has been raised for many times, and I've read many post about this, but now I'm asking about the real experience with these tremolos on one guitars.
I'm experiencing tone problems with my Dean Tele-type guitar, equipped with FR Special. I've already upraded stock ceramic pickups with Fender Twisted Tele set. Also I've changed stock zinc sustain block for large brass block.
But the sound of this guitar is lifeless, muddy and loose. It seriously lacks bass, and the overall sound can be describe as 'porridge'. I've compared it with some guitars of the same price range: Mexican Fender Strat and two Teles (upgraded with Fender or DiMarzio pickups), and Chinese Fender HSH Strat (stock). Their sound is full-bodied, but the Dean can't even compete with them. Pickup height is adjusted, the trem works fine.
So, the question I want to clarify, is "what is the weakest link here": the guitar, or the trem.
Who has had experience in replacing FR Special with OFR on one guitar? Will the replacement of the trem help the guitar, or is it a useless operation, and it's time to say goodbye to the Dean?