<back   Jemsite > Guitars and Gear > JEM and Universe Guitars

JEM and Universe Guitars For discussion of Ibanez JEM and Universe guitars only.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #46  
Old 09-11-2012, 06:53 AM
J.B.Croatia  is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porec
Posts: 13  -  iTrader: (0)

Re: edge pro to lo pro


Hey Luca. I have an RG 2550 with Edge Pro and I'm thinking about putting an original Edge inside. I'm very curious how your project goes.

Any experts had any luck in putting an original Edge in an RG Edge Pro guitar?
quote
  #47  
Old 09-19-2012, 12:04 PM
Luca  is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 139  -  iTrader: (1)
Reviews: 1

Re: edge pro to lo pro


So I started the project today and it didn't fit (as I expected). I had to take 3mm. of from the Edge (as picture shows provided by dex previously on this threat page 3)

After that, it still didn't fit! The baseplate on Edge is a bit bigger at the back corner, where the whammybar goes in. So I took the body to a luthier that will take about 1 mm. of from the body at the back corner of the tremrouting.

I will post pics so you will get a good look of the project.

So to J.B., Edge won't just drop in to Edge Pro routing
quote
  #48  
Old 09-19-2012, 01:08 PM
Luca  is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 139  -  iTrader: (1)
Reviews: 1

Re: edge pro to lo pro


So here's a pic from the 7VWH with the Edge Pro. I marked the areas where I had to modify the Edge trem and body of the axe.

I took off 3 mm. from the "horns" of the baseplate (no.1 in the picture). Then the end of backcorner of the routing is too tight for Edge. The luthier thought that she has to take about just 1 mm. of from the corners that she can fit the trem (no.2).

quote
  #49  
Old 09-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Luca  is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 139  -  iTrader: (1)
Reviews: 1

Re: edge pro to lo pro


So she came back today and now she's got a new trem...


As you can see, the luthier made a well job making the routing just a bit bigger. She still needs cosmoblack tuners and the Ibanez tremolo backstop...

Last edited by Luca; 09-28-2012 at 04:14 PM.
quote
  #50  
Old 10-06-2012, 05:16 PM
darrenw5094  is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dundalk, Ireland
Posts: 281  -  iTrader: (0)

Re: edge pro to lo pro


Nice job dude. So just to confirm, the four corners on the cavity need to be widened?

Black hardware is the business alright.
quote
  #51  
Old 10-28-2012, 12:05 AM
Luca  is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 139  -  iTrader: (1)
Reviews: 1

Re: edge pro to lo pro


Quote:
Originally Posted by darrenw5094 View Post
Nice job dude. So just to confirm, the four corners on the cavity need to be widened?

Black hardware is the business alright.
Sorry it took so long to reply.

Only the "lower" corners had to be widened. The luthier made a great job with it.
quote
  #52  
Old 10-29-2012, 09:03 AM
Luca  is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 139  -  iTrader: (1)
Reviews: 1

Re: edge pro to lo pro


Now she finally has the original Ibanez backstop...

quote
  #53  
Old 11-11-2012, 06:08 AM
J.B.Croatia  is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porec
Posts: 13  -  iTrader: (0)

Re: edge pro to lo pro


Awesome job mate !!!

Just a quick question. I have 2 Goeldo Back Boxes (similar design like Ibanez Backstop) installed in my RG and, although the guitar virtually never gets out of tune no matter what I do, I found the trem to be a lot stiffer, harder to pull up on and the flutter is completely gone. Also, it makes a clicking noise when I hit the trem bar for a pull up.

How are your experiences with the backstop? Does it suffer any of the above mentioned side effects? How is your flutter? Is the tuning stability markedly better?

Thanks a lot in advance!

J.B.
quote
  #54  
Old 11-11-2012, 03:12 PM
M.V  is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 36  -  iTrader: (0)
Reviews: 5

Re: edge pro to lo pro


If you aren't awere of it yet. There is a product called tremol-no, which adds no stiffnes to guitar. You can block tremolo, block pull-ups or have a completley free tremolo.
quote
  #55  
Old 11-11-2012, 03:24 PM
J.B.Croatia  is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porec
Posts: 13  -  iTrader: (0)

Re: edge pro to lo pro


I am very well aware of that, but that is not what I want.

I was looking for a comparisson between two different trem setters, not trem stoppers.

Since I have a goeldo Back Box, and he has an Ibanez Backstop, I was wondering how the two compare.

I myself am not too happy with goeldo's trem setter for the reasons I mentioned in my above post.

Anyone else have an Ibanez Backstop and wishes to share his/her experiences? They cost a small fortune nowadays though...
quote
Reply

Tags
aanj neck, aanj neck joint, custom jem, double neck, edge pro trem, edge trem, edge trems, ibanez trem, neck joint, neck joints, pro edge, steve vai, string lock, trem arm


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Show/Hide Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Show/Hide Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Edge III swap for another Edge model trem? lespaulreedsmith Other Ibanez Guitars (including Premiums) 36 03-14-2009 05:10 PM
Edge mysteries solved!!......? - Answers to some common ques Jason Stone Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 18 05-27-2008 08:35 AM
I just put an Edge in my RG470! DirtyBird31 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 10 09-13-2007 11:22 PM
edge, lo pro and edge pro are 100% drop in fit dex Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 47 10-18-2005 11:29 AM
lo pro edge vs edge pro 7 cakewalkr7 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 4 02-10-2005 11:23 PM

Sitemap:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) jemsite.com
Powered by