Floyd Rose

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  May 3, 2022

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The Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo, or simply Floyd Rose, is a type of locking vibrato arm (sometimes incorrectly called tremolo arm) for a guitar. Floyd D. Rose invented the locking vibrato in 1977, the first of its kind, and it is now manufactured by a company of the same name. The Floyd Rose gained popularity in the 1980s through guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Neal Schon, Brad Gillis, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai, who used its ability to stay in tune even with extreme changes in pitch. Its tuning stability comes through the double-locking design that has been widely regarded as revolutionary; the design has been listed on Guitar Worlds “10 Most Earth Shaking Guitar Innovations” and Guitar Players “101 Greatest Moments in Guitar History 1979–1983”.

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