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Floyd Rose Ruby celebrates 40 years of dive-bombs

Floyd Rose Ruby celebrates 40 years of dive-bombs  ·  Source: Floyd Rose

The Floyd Rose locking trem system is officially 40 years old in 2020. The company will be celebrating with a bit of a party during Winter NAMM and with the release of a special ruby edition of the Floyd Rose locking trem system.

40th Anniversary

Wow, where did all those years go? The Floyd Rose locking trem system is already in its 40th year of production and to commemorate the fact, the company has announced a very special ruby version of the trem system.

Although there have been versions of the Floyd Rose trem before 1980, that was when it all became official.

Floyd Rose Ruby celebrates 40 years of dive-bombs

Floyd Rose Ruby celebrates 40 years of dive-bombs

Ruby Floyd Rose

This limited-edition ruby anniversary Floyd Rose bridge has a German-made tremolo base, features ruby red fine tuner screws, stainless steel hardware, titanium insert blocks, and an upgraded Fat Brass Sustain Block.

I love a good Floyd Rose tremolo and probably own about half a dozen guitars with a full Floyd Rose trem system. Once you know how to set it up, it is a joy to use. Admittedly, it is a bit of a dark art, but also simple as pie really. Maybe this year I will write a how-to article.

If you love Floyd Rose locking trem systems too, then please leave a comment below, or let me know if you’d like me to write an article on how to set them up.

Anyway, I think this announcement is pretty amazing and I really don’t know where 40 years went, surely the Floyd Rose is now vintage? Damn, what does that make me? Yeah, you don’t need to answer that one.

You can visit them for a sneaky dive-bomb at Booth #5629 in Hall D during the NAMM show. Floyd D. Rose will personally be at the stand doing signings, and so you can go and ask him to sign your stuff too.

I recently discovered a really great, geeky YouTube video by The Guitar Historical Archives covering the history of the Floyd Rose locking trem systems and I recommend you take a look.

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