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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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retro specs for now on?

hey there!i would like to ask if somebody knows if the tremolo unit will be from now on Edge.. or maybe later (2011) will be Lo-Pro?
its a scoop question i know but do post any news you might know..and whats the fuzz about that?is the Edge buzzy when lowered?
lastly what about the necks?will reduce to 3pcs or 1?
sorry for the big post i would like to know about those things as i might buy a FP2 during springtime..
thanks , Jim
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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Re: retro specs for now on?

Hey, I'm pretty sure I get what you're asking so here's my view;
They do appear to be bringing back the Edge, however this is pretty much only for the Reissue models. I wouldn't expect to see it appear on production guitars.
Ibanez has always been about innovation and moving things forward, hence designing things like the Edge Zero and 5pc Necks. The FP2 has the same new 5 piece neck and will continue to do so. Even the UV77RE-MC had the bubinga stripe down the back of the neck which (I don't believe) was on the originals.

As for the quality of the Edge, it's great, very sturdy and natural feeling. As for the buzz, this is dependant on your setup. You can with JEMs get the action pretty low without having too much buzz when you pull the trem right back. I personally find the Lo-Pro better, but that's just my view.

Hope this helps.
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Hey, I'm pretty sure I get what you're asking so here's my view;
They do appear to be bringing back the Edge, however this is pretty much only for the Reissue models. I wouldn't expect to see it appear on production guitars.
Ibanez has always been about innovation and moving things forward, hence designing things like the Edge Zero and 5pc Necks. The FP2 has the same new 5 piece neck and will continue to do so. Even the UV77RE-MC had the bubinga stripe down the back of the neck which (I don't believe) was on the originals.

As for the quality of the Edge, it's great, very sturdy and natural feeling. As for the buzz, this is dependant on your setup. You can with JEMs get the action pretty low without having too much buzz when you pull the trem right back. I personally find the Lo-Pro better, but that's just my view.

Hope this helps.

The edge has reappeared on the high end JS and JEM guitars due to (I believe) a combination of artist request and public demand. The Japanese senior management love the Edge Zero and last I heard were not keen to phase it out from the other guitars (note even the J-customs now come with the Edge Zero)
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every 7VW and FP2 from now on have the edge mates and the point is i knew that its a nice tremolo unit but since i came across Rich's description on ibanez rules i stood to have a second thought.he says ''upgrade'' to lo pro for the FP..
the joint on the FP2 is the old classic joint.is it the same on the new 7vw?
hehh i have a bothered mind dont i??
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every 7VW and FP2 from now on have the edge mates and the point is i knew that its a nice tremolo unit but since i came across Rich's description on ibanez rules i stood to have a second thought.he says ''upgrade'' to lo pro for the FP..
the joint on the FP2 is the old classic joint.is it the same on the new 7vw?
hehh i have a bothered mind dont i??
Rich's choice of words for upgrade, really (and I'd wager he'd admit) should say "change".

The FP has a cutaway block heel with a rectangular neckplate. The yvwh has the sculpted, recessed screw All Access Neck Joint.
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"If anybody feels the EDGE is not low enough profile for them the trem can be changed to a Lo Pro for a small upgrade fee."

Some people take things far too literal. The Lo Pro is definitely no better in any way but profile.
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"If anybody feels the EDGE is not low enough profile for them the trem can be changed to a Lo Pro for a small upgrade fee."

Some people take things far too literal. The Lo Pro is definitely no better in any way but profile.
oh ok so thy have lower action with the lo - pro?
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oh ok so thy have lower action with the lo - pro?
No, it is the physical profile of the tremolo where the fine adjusters are held.

I lies flatter to the guitar body on the lo-pro.
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"If anybody feels the EDGE is not low enough profile for them the trem can be changed to a Lo Pro for a small upgrade fee."

Some people take things far too literal. The Lo Pro is definitely no better in any way but profile.
See this is what happens when I don't check your site for myself just to make sure
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No, it is the physical profile of the tremolo where the fine adjusters are held.

I lies flatter to the guitar body on the lo-pro.
thanks man!!had this doubt for awhile!
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