Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: EdgePro compromises?
Much less invasive way than removing/replacing the bushings (Rich and I were apparently coming up with this solution at the same time, and it's what I did for my RG1527RB, my first guitar with an Edge Pro on it) - chop down the correct size set screw, nice and low-profile, and spin it on down near to the bottom of the body insert/bushing. Viola - you now have a solid platform against which to lock the stud lock screw, and of course, I replaced the studs with locking ones =].
Completely stabilized my 1527's tuning/bridge function.
And, if someone wants to try their patience and be cheaper about it, you could actually, with some fiddling, just lock the existing stud against the set screw, but it would be a BEAR of a job just to adjust the stud height, as you'd have to remove the bridge, remove the stud, change the position of the set-screw, and then spin the stud back in, lock it against the set screw (hoping that it doesn't spin along with the stud!) and try again.
Repeat as necessary.
I'd always opt for replacing with locking studs, although I was a bit fascinated by the cosmo-black finish of the new studs on my instrument.