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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

@ Fanatic: Thanks! But yeah, there's a few scratches and dings, and the current finish is a drab green color. If you google image 'RGT42' you'll see a pic of the model, except mine is more worn.

@ Loyalist: I would like to check those out, could you shoot me a link? My plan was to try and paint the guitar one color, then another, and sand it in places to make the first color show through in patches. I am completely new to re-finishing and am open to any suggestions as to how to go about it.
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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

Is this the one everyone is talking about? What I prefer to do would be to add an original Ibanez Edge. My apologies if I missed it but does anyone know if an original Edge will fit. It has the Lo TRS and this thing sucks!!

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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

Yeah, that's the Gotoh. Excellent bridge.
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

So I take her out last night. I have tendenitis so I prefer a very light gauge I would prefer a light gauge regardless. I like the feel. This has the same gauge as the other RGs but the string tension is so much stiffer. Is that a product of this Lo TRS? Hope so.
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

if a floyd isn't setup right it will feel really tight. Try pulling the floyd back out, cleaning the knife edges and posts then try to get the floyd to neutral position. Also check to make sure the guitar doesn't need a truss rod adjustment. In my experience if a guitar has already been setup correctly neck bow is really the only thing that will mess it up aside from changing string gauge.
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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

I set all my guitars up and they all play the same. Neck is perfect and the bridge is dead level. Same as the others. The defference being the different bridges ad bolt on necks. I was hoping it was the bridge.
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

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I set all my guitars up and they all play the same. Neck is perfect and the bridge is dead level. Same as the others. The defference being the different bridges ad bolt on necks. I was hoping it was the bridge.
the lo trs II isn't the greatest, the only advantage is that it will swap out with an original floyd. Like i said try popping the springs off and pulling the trem out cleaning the knife edges and see if you notice any difference. It seems like sometimes the cheaper floyds can get in a bind and not return to neutral, or simply not function as smoothly.

you don't have to do another setup as long as the springs go back on the same way they came off.

If that doesn't work, the rgt42s are an amazing guitar with an OFR
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post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

Thanks J. I will give that a try but I will probably replace it with a Gotoh. (Thanks LonePhantom) I would rather not because the hardware is pewter but in this case I dont think I will have a choice. I don't know if a Edge off of a 500 or 700 series will work.

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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

Gotoh is such an amazing Tremolo... I had a Edge Pro, a Gotoh, FloydRose PRo and OFR... Gotoh was The most stable and well made imho.
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

To fit an Edge you'll have to widen the cavity out. Both bridges you'll want to pull the old studs and anchors and replace with the bigger, better ones used with the Gotoh or Edge trem. They are locking too, so much better stability.

Gotoh makes the Edge too, but the original Gotoh is made of much better materials.
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To fit an Edge you'll have to widen the cavity out. Both bridges you'll want to pull the old studs and anchors and replace with the bigger, better ones used with the Gotoh or Edge trem. They are locking too, so much better stability.

Gotoh makes the Edge too, but the original Gotoh is made of much better materials.
Is that difficult? Any honing out needed or will the Gotohs fit in the original holes.
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Both bridges will fit the existing post spots, but you really want to replace them with the higher quality posts and studs. Pull the old anchors out, drill the hole to accomodate the new anchors, and install.

The Gotoh bridge itself "should" fit the cavity in most cases. If it doesn't it's just a small sanding job to fit properly. The lock screws at the back may be a little too long for the cavity.
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

My RGT ('02) had a LO-TRS trem. Thing got all warpy after a while, I slapped an Original Floyd on there and it was fine.
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Re: Ibanez RGT42- Which Floyd?

I'm currently putting a Lo-Pro into a TRSII equipped RG450. As soon as the new studs and anchors show up I'll be doing a mod thread for it. If you can wait, you can see the whole process. This particular body needs VERY little work to fit the Lo-Pro into it. The trem actually drops into place and has free pull-up/dive travel but with the larger locking studs installed I'm pretty sure it's not going to make it.


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