Re: Trems after 2003:Still paying?
The pattent on the OFR ran out in 03'. Ibanez like several other manufacturers redesigned, the only problem is their redesign was based on the Lo Profile OFR [both the EP and EP2], which is still patented until [I'm not sure]. FR sued, Ibanez and several others lost [I heard Ibanez had to pay 1/4mil in fines to the patent owners]. The "Licensed by Floyd Rose" was omited from the mold, but soon after they began installing paper sticker on the trem blocks to comply with the labeling. The next year they released the Edge3, no royalties.