Raising the bar
Why the SL4X’S Floyd Rose will revolutionise your playing
The Floyd Rose locking vibrato unit divides opinion. ‘Isn’t it a faff?’ cry the naysayers. Anyone who plays in a band that frequently changes tunings might well agree. But we can all concur that it opens doors to techniques that can redefine your lead playing. The SL4X’S double-locking vibrato is perfectly balanced and easily adjustable – seated flush in a recess, it’s a comfortable seat for your picking hand to palm-mute riffs. With the Floyd Rose locking the string at both nut and bridge, it holds its tuning as well as any guitar. But most guitars won’t let you fret harmonics and divebomb them until the strings go slack before returning to pitch, wobble or scoop while fretting notes, or make your guitar talk, or rev like a motor engine. Thanks to its vibrato, the SL4X can.
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