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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm a new member of this forum, I'm italian ( so scuse me for my english...)and I'm searching some informations about the bridge of the Jem555: the "EdgePro II", I strongly need yours help.
I want to know what is the metal of this bridge!!!
I want to gild all the hardware of my Jem but if its metal is a zinc alloy (in my country is called "zama"...a zinc alloy with aluminium, copper and magnesium), the gold plating is inadvisable...I can also damage irreparably the bridge; instead, if the bridge is made with another alloy or particular metal it's possible to take in consideration the plating process.
In Italy I can't find informations about this subject...some peoples tell me that the Ibanez's bridges are made with steel, others tell me that is zama... iron... antimony.. etc. Nobody knows the truth!!!!
Can you help me? Thank you!

(I have rename the title of my old thread...so I hope to have more answers)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2006, 12:37 AM
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Re: What material is the EDGE PRO II?

Come on guys, somebody here has to know something to help this guy out....
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2006, 12:40 AM
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Re: What material is the EDGE PRO II?

They're spelter, which is a fancy word for zinc based pot metal, white metal, mystery metal, there are as many names for it as formulas.
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Re: What material is the EDGE PRO II?

"Mystery Metal" LMAO... It's as if my high school lunch lady became a metallurgist
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What material is the EDGE PRO II?

ok..thank you very much boys!!
I think that this metal will remain a mistery...( even if I don't understand why the Ibanez doesn't public all the materials of its products... I would to know what I buy...) ; at this time my project ends, I will not gild the bridge but I will paint it with a metallic gold color spray.
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