This is the new Gotoh licensed Floyd Rose. If you are familiar with Gotoh, you'll know they are the company that makes the outstanding Ibanez Edge trems. They also make a higher-priced version of this trem that IMO is waaay better than the OFR's being made now.
This one is designed to go head to head with the Floyd Rose Special, which is just a regular cheapy licensed Floyd. This Gotoh has the solid steel baseplate and hardened knife edges. It should sound better then the FR Special, which has cheap zinc saddles and baseplate.
The only place I can see that they saved money was putting a small block on this one - 31 mm's to fit all guitars. I'm not so sure this one would fit a flush mounted guitar though. In any case, this is likely a quality trem, that you could upgrade down the line with one of the BIG BLOCK sustain blocks now being made.
My other Gotoh's have an allen screw that pushes up against the arm from the back of the arm assembly, allowing you to tighten or loosen the arm's "swing" movement. I would hope this had the same feature.
"Jimi would be playing an HM Strat if he were still alive." Bob @ Genesis Recording Studios.
Post by nickwellings on Jun 16, 2009 12:35:19 GMT -5
The proper floyds I have, have a collar on the arm that screws onto the floyd. Then under the baseplate of the floyd there's a cylinder thing, with an allen screw head on the bottom. The arm basically goes into the cylinder...