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Old 01-11-2013, 12:02 PM
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What kind of floating tremolo on Ibanez JS100 ?


Ok, I was looking for a Ibanez guitar that have a very tiny neck and "anti-wide" neck something totally different than rg's wizard, cause my hands are small and it's not like Vai's LOL.

I foun out finally that Ibanez js100 is perfect guitar for me (perfect neck profile, and I like curved body very much) and I could afford it used.....

But there is a new problem.... As you know used ones have Low TRS floating tremolo (korean ones) and the worst tremolo ever - Edge III (indonesian ones)

All used I could find had bad floating tremolo - ok tuning is ok, but when you are doing dive bombs tremolo can't go to zero point; tremolo is in some crazy position, and it changes the whole tuning half tone - up or down.... But can't went back at zero point.......

Maybe the new ones js100 don't have that problem, but as soon pivots and knife edges stop to doing their job (after 2 years - my statistic research ) tremolo can't go back at zero point, so the owners got frustrated and we see a lot of js100 on market of used instruments....


I know all of that and I was thinking when buying used one js100, to buy also a new floating tremolo system! So what do you think, is there some f.tremolo that could replace Low TRS/Edge III ?

Cause , I don't know if you know, but JS100 body have different f.tremolo body holes than other rg guitars, and that could be pain in the a** to find apropriate tremolo that could be inserted properly into js100 body, without changing or upgrading js100's body (cut the body, build bigger hole in the body for tremolo, build bigger holes for pivots etc) .....

I find this video, and here man can't put gotoh tremolo so he must do some adjustments to js100's body:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV05UunaCDQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JcyFEyQPtg
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:31 PM
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Re: What kind of floating tremolo on Ibanez JS100 ?


You have some options to replace the Edge III with. Check out this thread http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/ed...olo-68062.html
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:51 PM
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Re: What kind of floating tremolo on Ibanez JS100 ?


Anybody to help?
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:11 PM
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Re: What kind of floating tremolo on Ibanez JS100 ?


If it has an Edge III, you can retrofit an Edge Pro without issues.

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:40 AM
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Re: What kind of floating tremolo on Ibanez JS100 ?


^ will the edge pro need shimming ?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:00 AM
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Re: What kind of floating tremolo on Ibanez JS100 ?


If you're talking in terms of the saddles, I would imagine that the A, D, G and B saddles would need to be shimmed to match the radius of the neck.

You can clearly see the shims on the Edge FX bridge on a JS2000:




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Old 04-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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Re: What kind of floating tremolo on Ibanez JS100 ?


Just looked in the edge 3 and that's shimmed as well
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