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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Edge PRO stud mod....

i have a brand spankin new 7vwh, and i hear that the studs in the edge pro are not that great...if so, where can i get the old lo pro ones....how do i install them???? it would be great help for some responses....thanks
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

Rich sells em !

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

k.......how to install them (rich kinda confused me with his instructions)
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

dont do what i said

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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

The mod has a threaded insert that you screw into the existing post threads so that the locking stud doesn't stick into the wood. The ones that come with the non-locking studs aren't solid at the bottom. If you tried to insert a locking stud in the existing stud threads the way they are without the insert it would chew at the wood (the little screw in the middle of the locking post would chew into the wood). Maybe someone else can explain it better, but it's easy to do. the hardest part is always the set up regardless of if your studs are locking or not. Also a common problem with the Edge Pro's is fat knife edges. You can read more about that in Rich's site.
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

wow, sorry mate, I though you just wound out the old ones, then wind in the grub screws that act as a "bottom" for the locking studs before winding in the new locking studs and re-installing the trem....
im pretty sure thats the way it works, the grub screws are so that you dont have to replace the body inserts that come with the edge pro which have no "bottom" to lock against.

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put the inserts in the old ones and put the claw of a hammer round it and pry them out with a blck of wood on the top of the guitar. then hammer the new ones in. You might have to drill bigger holes i cant remember the right size
OUCH..... Do not follow these instructions for the stud mod kit from Rich at Ibanez Rules. If you do...... you'll be replacing the body inserts. They are NOT part of the stud mod kit. It is not necessary to replace the body inserts...... "Mr. Harris" has supplies a "grub" to act as the metal base for the locking stud. He has everything sized to work. just follow the directions. Insert the grub (that's the tiny little Allen screw with just enough area left to get a allen wrench in) bottom it out and back it out 1/4 turn if I remember correctly. Then insert the new studs provided (be sure the little allen screw in the center isn't sticking out the bottom), do your set up, then when complete, screw down the little center allen screw until it is snug against the grub in the bottom. That's how I did mine and I haven't had any problems. If you have doubts, send Rich an e-mail or PM him. I'll bet he'll help!
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

That sounds better than my way, given i did it to a 270 not a jem.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 07:11 PM
 
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

Don't buy them just from what you've heard.

The main effect of non-locking studs is that if affects your tuning stability, do you actually have tuning problems? If not then you're wasting money and risking possible damage to your 7v if they're not fitted correctly.
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

i dont have MAJOR problems, but it could be better. should i tighten the studs?
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

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and risking possible damage to your 7v if they're not fitted correctly.

It would take an absolute moron to cross thread the set or the stud, and we don't have any morons here, do we?

To get the best results the knives need to be thinned, especially the curved side whice is very thick on EP trems. Now THIS is where somebody could screw up and get in trouble, not doing the stud mod.
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It would take an absolute moron to cross thread the set or the stud, and we don't have any morons here, do we?

To get the best results the knives need to be thinned, especially the curved side whice is very thick on EP trems. Now THIS is where somebody could screw up and get in trouble, not doing the stud mod.
The phrase if it ain't broke don't fix it sprung to mind that's all
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

Lo Pro discussion is for another thread
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

Rich..... that discription above is how you're supposed to install them, right?
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Re: Edge PRO stud mod....

Close enough, or just follow the instructions in my Tech
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