Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fayetteville, AR
New JEM7VSBL and old Lo Pro trem
I recently bought a JEM7VSBL with the original Lo Pro trem. I knew that Ibanez was swithching all guitars to the new Edge Pro or Pro II trem but I like the old trem and got a good price. I also have an RG570GR 5+ years old and a JEM 555BK 6+ years old and numerous other guitars (LP 79 Custom, Fender Anniversary strat, etc.) At first I was glad to have the guitar and still am, but then I began too think of a problem. On guitars like Fender and Gibson, parts are no problem, even for the old ones, but what about parts for TRS, Edge, and Lo Pro Edge trems. Will owners of these older trems simply have to junk their guitars for lack of replacement parts in the future when the locking trem posts wear out? I am very gentle on trems and my RG570 has lasted 5+ years and may well last 10 years, but at some point it *will* require replacement parts. Since the new trems will not fit in the old trem guitars, I can see a problem here since I doubt Ibanez will continue to produce old trem parts. Any thoughts?