7-String Floyd rose without vs with acoustic saddles?

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7-String Floyd rose without vs with acoustic saddles?

Postby Meridian » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:33 pm

I was playing around in the builder and noticed that I could combine 7-strings, a floyd and acoustic saddles in a single guitar. I was wondering though, does the floyd with the acoustics hold tuning worse or are there other differences? Even if there were downsides, are they big enough to skip the acoustics?

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Re: 7-String Floyd rose without vs with acoustic saddles?

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm

If you get the Floyd Rose with the piezo, it is technically a differentbridge, not just the saddles. Instead of the Original 1000 they use on the 7-string, it's instead a unit produced by (or at least for, and branded as) Graphtech. From what i remember reading, people seem pleased with the quality of the unit. I don't recall reading anything around here about decreased performance specifically because of the piezo system, but I could see how that could add potential for issues because of the individual wires going to each saddle.

It was first made available on the LPM7 Lee Mckinney signature model.

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Re: 7-String Floyd rose without vs with acoustic saddles?

Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:44 am

This was the same type of thing as the piezo-equipped Wilkinson. A Fishman unit was used, and I didn't notice people complaining any more about it than the standard VS50. I thought the piezos on those sound pretty good, too.

As a third party unit, I've read some complaints about the Graphtech floyd, but that could be due to installation or use errors.

As an aside, I'd love to see a piezo-equipped Contour, and I believe those can use the same saddles as the PRS ones Graphtech makes.
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