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Author Topic: Floyd Rose bridge with Hollow Points, any thoughts? Or good replacement for FR  (Read 2213 times)

Lucas

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Hi,
I`m thinking about replacing my old Shaller Floyd Rose bridge. As everyone knows adjusting FR, changing strings, setting intonation is an absolute torture with FR floating bridges.
Recently I came across Floyd Rose with Hollow Points as an improvement in that manner

https://www.floydrose.com/news/now-distributing-the-hollow-point-intonation-system

Has anyone have any experience with that bridge and this system? Does it make life easier?

What other FR replacements should I consider as I`m looking for something reliable, easy to maintain and something that will stay in tune.

many thanks,
Lucas
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Forget about the FR, Hollow Point or not, if you find the string change process a pain. I find the HP only suitable if you are changing your gauge every string change you do. It helps intonate easier but it doesn't make miracles. I don't know too much about other tremolo bridges, but I find Ibanez ZR extremely easier compared to FR for a floating bridge.

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Forget about the FR, Hollow Point or not, if you find the string change process a pain. I find the HP only suitable if you are changing your gauge every string change you do. It helps intonate easier but it doesn't make miracles. I don't know too much about other tremolo bridges, but I find Ibanez ZR extremely easier compared to FR for a floating bridge.
what sort of an improvements does Ibanez ZR have?
Can I drop it into the guitar as a direct replacement for standard Floyd rose?
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I`m just after checking the cavity routings and Ibanez FR won`t fit into Floyd Rose cavity without additional complex work. Shame.

What other FR bridges would you recommend?
I`m not a heavy FR user with crazy dive bombs ect, just throw some whammy here and there, sometimes some Dimabag pulls so I`m looking for something easy and quick to maintain and something that will stay in tune.
I like the idea of Kahler tremolo, but once again, I would have to use one of those adapter plates, and they look awful.
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Well, finally I went for Gotoh tremolo as it remains some of the Ibanez Edge features eg. saddles shape ect.
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