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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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They Said It Couldn't Be Done...

Okay, so the title is a bit gimmicky. But I was told numerous times that it would be with great difficulty or not possible at all to install a Edge Pro in place of a TRS Lo in my Korean JEM555. However, after a tech friend did a little routing (Thanks Ed!) the Edge Pro fits and works like a charm. Check this out: took my low-end 555 and gutted it, sanded it down , primed it, repainted it NEON green (Yee-hah!) ordered a custom neck with neon green vine inlays and reverse headstock from ET in Australia, and picked up a Dimarzio loaded custom vine /tree of life etched pickguard. That baby's gonna FREAKIN' soar!!! The neck is due in Jan. and I am waiting for the top coat to cure on the body. Will post pics when she's done!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 08:30 AM
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Re: They Said It Couldn't Be Done...

Sounds sweet, the routing cost much?
I've wanted a floyd installed on my Iceman for a while but getting someone to do it costs too much.

The colour sounds interesting looking forward to pics.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 09:09 AM
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Re: They Said It Couldn't Be Done...

No one ever said it flat out couldn't be done, many have said that it couldn't be done without routing...... which you did. Many others have said it shouldn't be done, but that's another matter entirely.

Sounds like you're going to end up with something that's one step (if that) shy of a full custom by the time you're done, which is cool. Hope you're happy with it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 09:25 AM
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Re: They Said It Couldn't Be Done...

yea, no one said you couldn't install an EdgePro in a TRS cavity. even cause the TRS cavity is so big that it's got room for any given trem you name.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 01:29 PM
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Re: They Said It Couldn't Be Done...

Can't wait for the pics
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