Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Re: Fixed Bridge RGD
Personally I just hate floating bridges and don't really use them, so while I agree with your statement, it's for every reason but changing tunings, I prefer the feel and solidity, maintenance issues, and not to mention I hate having to try to lighten up my right hand so its barely touching the bridge just so the notes don't go sharp.
Only problem is that the majority doesn't like fixed bridges; if you look at reviews of ANY guitar, whether it be low end dirt or high end golden scepters, you will constantly see things like "Man this is the perfect guitar if only it had a floyd" or "I'd buy it if it had a tremelo", ect. Even though 90% of guitars from brands like Ibanez, Jackson or BC Rich all have floating bridges and there may be a model identical to that one with no spec differences other than the bridge (which makes me facepalm). Looking for a guitar with the specs you want can at times feel as though your shopping for a lefty, as when you do have fixed bridge guitars they are usually really low end cheapies. I could easily find the guitar with my perfect specs if only if had a fixed bridge.