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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on TOM vs Floyd rose

Hi guys im an avid Floyd rose user. I have been blocking my floyds for a few years and im considering changing to a fixed bridge. I can't stand the hard tails with the individual string height adjustment, the screws dig into my palm and i have OCD so i would just be forever adjusting the strings.

I like the fact that a TOM can be adjusted at both ends like a floyd while maintaining its radius. What are your opinions on the feel and comfort of a TOM from a Floyd?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 01:06 PM
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Re: Opinions on TOM vs Floyd rose

I'm like you, I block my trems and have ever since I started playing gigs. I just don't want to mess them anymore. I primarily play gibson explorers and a hard tail tele I built. I love TOMs and think they are really comfy. I chug and rest my palm over the bridge pickup and I like that vs a floyd I don't have to worry about going flat a tad when I'm doing any rhythm work or holding my guitar at a different angle or whatever. I see what you say about the screws on a hardtail digging into your hand, I have that problem with one of my teles and I have been thinking of just cutting the screws down with a dremel to fix it.
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Opinions on TOM vs Floyd rose

I appreciate the comment back mate. I have OCD and i have found over the years iv become a bit obsessed with setting my guitar up, and a floyd rose has not helped that one bit. The amount of times i have to take the back cover off to "check" the springs are still in where they should be and rechecking intonation etc. I think a TOM would be a healthier option perhaps x
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 04:51 PM
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Re: Opinions on TOM vs Floyd rose

All of my guitars have double locking tremolos except for two Les Pauls. Most are Floyds and I have dealt with them since 1985. Never had many problems until recently. String gauge changes, adding big blocks, setting intonation and dealing with temperature changes at gigs have been a big issue lately. Even the angle of the trem bar seems to impact tuning lately.
I decided to bring one of my Les Pauls to a gig for our other guitar player to use. I changed the strings, stretched them and set the intonation in like ten minutes. This would have taken me over an hour on a Floyd.

Love Floyds and thrash them within inches of their lives and they always hold up but the simplicity of a TOM has me looking for a Jackson SLATQH.
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