Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Re: Ibanez bridge's
Plain and simple?? Yes, the original edge is a great trem. Even Floyd Rose himself said he thought it was great......I can't find the link to that article, but when I do, I'll post it. Anyway, it is the opinion of MANY people that the o.e. (original edge) is superior to the L.P. (lo-pro), E.P. (edge pro) or the crappy Trs 1 & 2's, and the even worse edge 2 and 3's.
Although they are considered upgrades, neither the L.P. or the E.P. hold tune better than the O.E. on Identically setup guitars. That doesn't sound like an upgrade to me. The L.P. cannot be pulled up as much as an O.E. THAT sounds like a down grade to me. Personally I find the LP and EP to be much stiffer. You can make your own decision about that. As you can probably tell, I'm an OE fan. They are incredibly stable and VERY well built. The one in my USA custom (1990) is played everyday. I have never had to replace the knife edges although they do require maintenance every couple of years. I have never played an EZ (edge zero), but if Vai and Satch are sticking with their OE's, then I have no reason to believe that its a better trem.... just different.