Originally Posted by Tuga666
Because no matter the gauge the strings have the distance is the same, they will sit in the same hard surface, you have to look just from to the bottom of the strings and the top to the frets. Get the picture!?? The adjustment more likely is in the width.
Thank you! So in other words, a regular nut would need to be adjusted mainly for the width, in order to allow the bottom of the string to contact the bottom of the nut. But with the locking tremolo, the open triangle shape allows wider strings to rest on basically the same point of the nut, right?
I'm looking into this because I'm about to buy a Suhr Modern Satin, and I'm really having a tough time deciding whether to get the one with the FR or the regular Gotoh bridge!
I've only had the awesome Edge tremolo from Ibanez, and I've never played the original Floyd Rose, which is what the Suhr comes with. I've heard the original FR is just a bit stiffer, which maybe is a good thing when it comes to string bending. So I'm just trying to go over the pros and cons in general. The biggest thing is the tonal differences between the two bridges, but my Ibanez with the Edge tremolo sounds great with clean tones. So I'm imagining the Suhr will sound good too. I'm going to a store tomorrow that carries Suhrs (although not the one I'm going to buy) to try out some Floyd Rose and to make sure the modern eliptical necks feel right to me.