Originally Posted by shredfreak
What's wrong with OFR? I thought it's the best trem with Ibanez trems.
I should have been more clear on this, I can't stand the 'high' profile OFR, as there is a low profile version (FR-pro http://www.floydrose.com/pro.html
) I don't understand why they keep putting the OFR (equivalent to the original Edge) on everything. Is it the fact that the FR-pro string spacing is 5% less??
I could understand it, if they put the OFR on certain signature models (if the endorsee prefers the OFR, I know some people on this site prefer the Edge to the LoPro)
If they don't use the FR-pro, because they think it isn't as good as the OFR, that is another reason to prefer Ibanez, as the LoPro is damn near perfect, the Edge pro comes close
The Ibanez trems (Edge/LoPro/Edge pro) also have a snap-in arm, and more importantly a separate knife-edge insert. It is very clear that Ibanez took the FR design and tried to improve on it, at which they succeeded IMHO. The Edge pro, with even lower porfile and intonation chips being the next step.
To me the trem is one of the most important pieces on a guitar and was the prime reason to purchase a Jem (and not a similarly priced &BMM/F&nder/G!bson etc.) The neck is the other strongpoint on Ibanezzes, I've already referred to the KH2 fingerboard, the good thing is they build a lot of heelless Neck-throughs. The bad news is that (for example) the neck-through KH-2 is ~$700 more expensive than the bolt-on, which is not an all-access type.