Heh, what can I say.. Anime, the Edge trem, Kendo, I'm more than a bit biased.. :biggrin:
Stainless will rust, it's just easier to mantain without getting rust.. I doubt the Floyds are made of this though, wouldn't hold up real well.. IMO Stainless steel is for small tasks, like cutting meat, rope, and for utensils..
If you were wondering, I'm a cheap bastard, my main cutting practice blade is from Paul Chen.. He's pretty good, but you have to stuff the blade in the oven on 350 for 3 hrs to de-temper the edge a bit, he goes to 60c with it..
But a workable blade for under $500 is still sweet..
They might very well hammer forge the sheets that the OFR's are made of, that would work.. It has to be milled somewhere along the line though, or the cost would have to be higher.. I take anything ER says with a grain of salt, most of the time he's wrong, or maybe just misinformed. He says that the OFR's are case hardened, this to me implies milling..
I like the thumb screw bar, it's cheap to replace, and easy to get.. I mean, for $12 you can get the whole assembly from Fender, better deal than paying list at the local Ibanez dealer(my local dealer is a total scumbag, not someone I want to deal with) for the normal bar.. I've had one of these on my RG750 for going-on two years, still tight..
Just did the mod to both my RG570, and RG7620..