Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Hamburg-HongKong-Miami: at work!
Compared to Edges, all the Steinberger trems are stiff. But the R-Trem is a completely different system than the T and S trems... The R-Trem is the only knife edge trem that you can get from Steinberger.
BTW, saying that the R-Trem was the least desireable trem may imply that it is no good. Quite the contrary, it is an excellent system and works fine. The intonation is incredible and it is a work of art. It just happens to be the cheapest trem from Steinberger.
And honestly, if you can pick up a graphite Steinberger with an R-Trem, it'll kick the butt of any other guitar, except another Steinberger with an S or T trem. They are different than all other guitars...