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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

Thats the question I want to ask, as to me it seems like this trem has some advantages, the main one being that you don't need to cut the strings when changing them. But it seems to get some negative press around the traps and I was wondering why.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

I've got the edge pro on my two Jems (7Vwh, 77Vbk) and a Lo Pro Edge on my new
PGM300REWH. Original Floyds on my other guitars. I have no complaints about any of the bridges whatsoever. I do block all of the bridges from pulling up like EVH does,,,,,I've always liked the stabililty. They all work just fine and hold their tune for me, and I'm happy.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

I dont think many people HATE it. Its the Edge Zero that a lot of people dont like.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

Change! Horribly unmerciful change! Always moving, moving, moving! For the love of humanity will it ever stop!?

Besides the typical suspicion of anything new, a lot of people just like the original Edge and don't feel it needed any "improvement". They feel that with each iteration of the Edge, there's been a net loss on feel and familiarity.
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

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with each iteration of the Edge, there's been a net loss on feel and familiarity.
I believe this is the key point in all the discussions about any post-Edge tremolo.

With the Edge Pro, Ibanez actually dared to improve existing floating trem designs, and did it well. The regular opposition of people used to older bridges is just natural. I for my part played Schaller Floyds for all my guitar life until 2008 when I first ventured into Ibanez territory.

The Edge Pro is a design marvel - low profile, little sustain blocks (not sure how much they contribute, though), perfect fine tuners (if you don't have long fingernails, lol), easy to adjust, wonderful ergonomics, elegant design. The stringing with ball ends is a nice feature, but really not that big of a deal. But another sign that someone spent considerable thought on the design.

The rather fast finish wear and the lack of an intonation tool like for the Edge are really the the only complaints from a technical/use perspective. I'm not convinced the Edge trem sounds better in comparison either.
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

Do you mean Edge Zero? I thought everyone loved the Edge Pro.
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

I have absolutely no clue why Edge Pro was discontinued in favor of Edge Zero. EP IMO is the best trem Ibanez has made thus far.
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

Edge pro is superb trem. I love it!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

I don't dislike edge pro, I just prefer the lo pro. It's more to do with how it responds, I just find the lo pro dies what expect.

I hate edge zero, and I'm not keen on the zr...
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

Edge pro is superb in both 6 & 7 string versions. It's only a matter of taste and compatibility if somebody prefers lo-pro or edge. Why was it dropped? I have no idea, probably manufacture costs or something else financial...
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Re: Why does everyone seem to hate the Edge Pro?

I am a JS lover and I think the edge pro is the best but I can't find many people to agree with me. I think it just comes down to liking what you got used to when you started.
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