Coming more than 35 years after the first Floyd Rose locking vibrato was invented, the FRX system has been designed to surface mount on all Gibson guitars with a tune-o-matic bridge, without the need to remove chunks of the body with a router. The system comprises a main bridge mechanism with intonation saddles and tremolo arm and a combined locking nut and truss adjustment cover that mounts behind the existing nut.
The FRX system can be set to locked, assisted floating or full floating operation via a thumb-operated stop screw at the top and spring tension adjustment at the back of the bridge unit. Other adjustments, such as fine-tuning and intonation, are made on the top of the bridge, and a new tension-adjustable tremolo arm simply pushes in and pulls out.
Initially available in chrome, black and gold, the FRX Tremolo System is expected to start shipping from December 15. Pre-order prices start at US$259.99.
Product page: FRX Tremolo System