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Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut Satin Chrome 

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  • Manufactured in Korea exclusively for Floyd Rose
  • Same features as the Original Floyd Rose
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Floyd Rose

A more affordable tremolo system.

The Floyd Rose Special Series Locking Nut R-3 is an Authentic version of a licensed Floyd Rose tremolo system manufactured in Korea exclusively for Floyd Rose. The Floyd Rose Special maintains the construction parameters and features of an Original Floyd Rose, while utilizing zinc alloy saddles in place of steel and a zinc alloy sustain block in place of brass. The design specifications and high quality materials of the Special Series Floyd Rose bridge will hold up to the demands of today's performers.

The R3 Nut is designed for guitars with neck widths of 1-11/16" (42.90mm) and a 10" radius.

Features
  • Manufactured in Korea exclusively for Floyd Rose
  • Same features as the Original Floyd Rose

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Floyd RoseSpecial Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Concerts (7)
    • Back-up (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    the good and bad

    so lets start with the good I have , own and or tried extensively all the bridges except german schaller floyd roses at this time. Taken this as well as the licensed and original...Read complete review

    so lets start with the good I have , own and or tried extensively all the bridges except german schaller floyd roses at this time. Taken this as well as the licensed and original 1000 apart so I can help people out a lot.

    ok so the good
    it can be upgraded , the fine tuners are much smoother feeling than the licensed I found. The whammy bar twists on a little nicer and you get lots of good stuff. It's still 90% a licensed floyd rose to be honest but much better than the knock off ones on "echo bay". The tuning stabillity will be better as steel is harder to go dull than a zinc baseplate so this is built to last longer as when the blades go dull it's hard to keep the floyd in tune. I heard many people use chap stick on the posts.

    the bad
    I know a few people who use heavy gauge strings around 12-52 and 13-60 area that the saddles where soft and didn't last long. The block where all your tone comes from is still zinc it looks identical to the licensed one just has a different stamp on it they weigh the same too and remember guys weight is tone. So this bridge although an improvement over the licensed it's not something I'd run out and buy for a guitar I'm building. The only part of this that is high end is the base plate where it says "floyd rose special" on it that keeps everything together.

    I'd suggest this for beginners to intermediate players , something to warm up with or try some new whammy bar tricks without worrying about a floyd rose original 1000 or higher going dull or whatever. Maybe to play small clubs or whatever. If you are say 17 or 18 and money isn't good I'd buy it and grow with it. It can be upgraded and you'll get a better sound if you know what you're doing with the right block upgrade and some new saddles. For the price you can't go wrong as we always get what we pay for.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Mixed feelings

    I purchased this to replace a Gotoh Floyd Rose Licensed bridge and nut on a Casio PG-380 digital guitar from around 1987. I was unable to use the nut because the mounting holes...Read complete review

    I purchased this to replace a Gotoh Floyd Rose Licensed bridge and nut on a Casio PG-380 digital guitar from around 1987. I was unable to use the nut because the mounting holes in the place are like 1/16 of a inch off from the original one so it wouldn't be centered on the guitar neck. The next problem was the enclosed allen wrenches did not fit - this really blows my mind. My next question is the springs plate for behind the bridge allows for up to 5 springs. The photo graph in the picture shows 3 springs but they sent 4 springs. If you want tension balanced across the plate you can only use odd numbers of springs of 3 or 5. Since 5 aren't included you have to use 3 springs and toss the 4th away I guess.

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    5.0

    Can't beat it for the money

    By guitar74

    from Crossville, TN

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

      I bought one of these to replace the low=pro Jackson bridge on my Rhoads V. I have Yet to have a problem. Yes, the holes for the nut might not line up. Simple woodworkers fix:take a dab of glue in previous nut's mounting holes, the insert toothpicks in holes and snap off. files what is above the mounting area and get on with your life. Although it doesn't have the brass block, that can be replaced.

      I also have this bridge on my GL-200K and have yet to notice a lack of sustain or tone. I sound the same whether I am using either of these two guitars, or any of my hard tail axes, so maybe, just maybe we are ALL getting to be tone snobs.

      This bridge is going on the '85 Kramer Beretta I am restoring and would recommend this bridge to anyone who wants a Floyd Rose that actually say Floyd Rose on it.

      If it works, is reliable (which it is), and can hold up to the whammy abuse that I tend to give a guitar, then use it, and let those who "would only use and original or Pro" spend two to three times as much.

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      5.0

      Great Deal!

      By Torchy

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

        Can't be beat for the price! Holds tuning no matter how much cat strangling.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Mixed feelings

        By thedj1963

        from Willard, OH

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

          I purchased this to replace a Gotoh Floyd Rose Licensed bridge and nut on a Casio PG-380 digital guitar from around 1987. I was unable to use the nut because the mounting holes in the place are like 1/16 of a inch off from the original one so it wouldn't be centered on the guitar neck. The next problem was the enclosed allen wrenches did not fit - this really blows my mind. My next question is the springs plate for behind the bridge allows for up to 5 springs. The photo graph in the picture shows 3 springs but they sent 4 springs. If you want tension balanced across the plate you can only use odd numbers of springs of 3 or 5. Since 5 aren't included you have to use 3 springs and toss the 4th away I guess.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          the floyd rose special is a good product

          By Félix

          from Oaxaca

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                Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

                I live in Mexico City and the floyd rose special I bought in the store musician´s friend I liked it.
                is a very safe service.
                greetings from Mexico

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                the good and bad

                By RonJeremyIsGod

                from anywhere

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improved Tuning Stabillit
                • Improves Sound
                • Upgradable

                Cons

                • The Zinc Parts Of It

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • For Beginner To Intermedi
                • Practice
                • Small Gigs
                • Try New Whammy Techniques
                • Warm Up

                Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

                so lets start with the good I have , own and or tried extensively all the bridges except german schaller floyd roses at this time. Taken this as well as the licensed and original 1000 apart so I can help people out a lot.

                ok so the good
                it can be upgraded , the fine tuners are much smoother feeling than the licensed I found. The whammy bar twists on a little nicer and you get lots of good stuff. It's still 90% a licensed floyd rose to be honest but much better than the knock off ones on "echo bay". The tuning stabillity will be better as steel is harder to go dull than a zinc baseplate so this is built to last longer as when the blades go dull it's hard to keep the floyd in tune. I heard many people use chap stick on the posts.

                the bad
                I know a few people who use heavy gauge strings around 12-52 and 13-60 area that the saddles where soft and didn't last long. The block where all your tone comes from is still zinc it looks identical to the licensed one just has a different stamp on it they weigh the same too and remember guys weight is tone. So this bridge although an improvement over the licensed it's not something I'd run out and buy for a guitar I'm building. The only part of this that is high end is the base plate where it says "floyd rose special" on it that keeps everything together.

                I'd suggest this for beginners to intermediate players , something to warm up with or try some new whammy bar tricks without worrying about a floyd rose original 1000 or higher going dull or whatever. Maybe to play small clubs or whatever. If you are say 17 or 18 and money isn't good I'd buy it and grow with it. It can be upgraded and you'll get a better sound if you know what you're doing with the right block upgrade and some new saddles. For the price you can't go wrong as we always get what we pay for.

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                5.0

                wow...

                By Anders87

                from el paso ,tx

                About Me Experienced

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

                  beautiful product.

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                  5.0

                  Must have!

                  By 6 string strangler

                  from Anchorage AK

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

                    Great value and as always great service from Musiciansfriend. I needed this as a replacment bridge for a floydrose "knockoff". They offer allot of cool finishes. It can change the look of your inst. too! I replaced a cheap black bridge with swanky nickel finished floyd and it made a nice subtle/custom touch to the look of my guitar.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I will NEVER buy a OFR again.

                    By dickicker

                    from H-town, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

                      I will NEVER buy a Original Floyd Rose ever again. This is the exact same thing. The only difference is this one is made out of Zinc, softer metal than the OFR. Which means, the saddles may not last as long but either way, I have 2 Specials and both guitars stay in tune and function great. As long as you take care of your equipment and you know how to set it up properly, this thing should last you a long time. So unless you are worried about the name or logo, save yourself the cash and pickup a Special.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Suprised Me in a Good Way

                      By VHalenclone

                      from Manchester, NH

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                            Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

                            This tremolo surprised me in a good way. I got it to replace a Jackson tremolo on a mid-range guitar, and the way it increased my guitar's playability was a very pleasant surprise. I bought this as an alternative to getting an "orginal floyd rose" since they cost close to $300 and still only have a 1-year warranty (not what I call standing behind their product). I use this to play anything from Sabbath, Van Halen, Malmsteen, Ozzy, etc. This tremolo is very similar to ones that I have played on $1,000 guitars, so if you want a good tremolo at this price, you've found it!

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                            5.0

                            Floyd Rose Special

                            By 475rocker

                            from Northern CA

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound
                            • Ofr Parts Will Fit

                            Cons

                            • Zinc Sustain Block

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing
                            • Vibrato Effects

                            Comments about Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge with R3 Nut:

                            Bought this to replace a low profile licensed Floyd on a Jackson guitar. After modifying the bridge slightly to fit the route, works perfectly. I installed a big brass sustain block for better tone. Original Floyd Rose parts will fit this bridge. This is the only non-original Floyd that is backed/warranted by Floyd Rose. Definitely the best choice for under $100.

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