Re: Edge III change
Well here we are... I purchased an Edge Pro thanks to Max at Cottam Guitars and it fits the cavity of the Edge III in my JEM 555 spot on. The only challenge we had was fitting the new posts. The original posts had Special inserts with a flat side and a metal bridging plate due to them being positioned quite close to the cavity and so were not compatible with the new inserts so we decided to use the existing posts. This was not a problem as the original posts were in good shape and the issue was with the trem knife edges being too soft anyway.
Special thanks to Jon Press at jp-guitars in Bristol, great job and perfect set up.
To reduce any play in the post threads Jon used PTFE tape on them, with good results.
This is a great upgrade!! Now I have no tuning issues even when giving the bar some serious stick and the sound has improved a fair bit and I get better sustain.
So it can be done if your willing to invest a bit. What a shame 555's don't have the EP as standard!