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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2002, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Edge FX bridge

What is that hex bolt between the third and fourth saddles for?
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A third mounting point for greater stability.
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Do you guys have a closeup picture of this? Im not sure what your talkin about
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Interesting design thanks rich. Do you use one of these personally and what is your opinion on the new bridge design? they should have made it with a piezo
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I have absolutely "0" personal interest in hardtails
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I talked to Joe about the design, after his show in CT, it was neat to hear his perspective on why and how they came up with this. Besides what Rich stated, Joe told me that the nut was also placed there for tone.
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3rd mounting point for greater stability...right....

Now could you please explain to me in a non-guitar tech format what this is?????!!!?

Thanks a lot.
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You have a very long bridge as far as bridges go, it stabilizes the back of it so it won't move or flex on the mounting points. And evidently acording to Joe, adds tone. Care to elaborate there Chromeboy?
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I'll say that for whatever reason, my JS2k is the most resonant and toneful guitar in my personal forest hands down. I know many things go into the "tone" equation, but this thing is alive! The strange thing I found about the third mounting point is that it doesn't just crank down to a solid point, rather it allows the bridge to "rock" as though it were a fine adjustment of some sort. I know that by varying the heighth of the stop tailpiece on my Les Paul I can affect the string tension but the range of adjustment doesn't seem sufficient to achieve the same result on the FX. I guess I haven't tried to torque the bolt all the way down but when I cranked it down some the front of the bridge started to raise and I wasn't after that so I stopped. Terrific guitar, even though the initial stringing and tuning seems unecessarily bothersome, but once it is tuned it is absolutely stable and quite a lot of fun. I also use it for downtuning by allowing some extra "slack" at the fine tuners and can easily go up or down a whole step on the fat "E". I love this thing. Z
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So what exactly does the adjustment to the bolt do? String tension? Bridge angle?
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Care to elaborate there Chromeboy?
Basically I sat down with Joe (I will post why, eventually ) and I asked him why. He told me that he had an idea for a bridge like this for some time and was suprised when he found out that Hoshino was interested in developing a new bridge. Joe wanted something similar to the Gibson tune-o-matic, but with other features. He liked the tone he got from the locking nut and nut pads and he liked the fine tuners. He also pointed out the center nut on the bridge and said "this thing adds tone". He mentioned that the bridge enables him to tune the low E down to a C with not much fuss, which he obviously can't do with the Edge. It was really cool to find out that he actually co-developed this, and not just approved it to endorse.
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Thanks for sharing!
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Id like to have one of these on a jem to toy around with. I would probably do the overkill mod and add locking tuners so as to allow me to do some things without the nut locked. Ive always wanted to add locking tuners to a locking nut equipped guitar anyways, just for kicks. Its not like you need them or anything
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You SAT DOWN WITH JOE?

Excuse me, but how did you go about "sitting down with joe" as you so called it?
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