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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2015, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Question 2015 RG Tremolo Change? Thoughts?

I have been planning to buy either an S or RG standard guitar for quite a while non and since I finally have enough money to do so, I decided to check on the Ibanez website again.

Having constantly checked the website for about a year now, I've realized that there's been a change in the tremolos which the 2015 RGs are fitted with. More specifically, RGs in 2015 come fitted with "Std. DL tremolo bridge"s, as opposed to the Edge-Zero 2 tremolos. Even in the parts catalog it states that the new tremolos are the "2TR1MAA001"s.

Is there a reason for this change? After all, I was looking forward to the tension adjustment screw, which some people raved about when it was introduced. However, some say the Edge-Zero 2 bridge was faulty and they preferred versions with other tremolo bridges. Am I better off searching for a 2014 RG or taking the new tremolos? What are your thoughts?
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Re: 2015 RG Tremolo Change? Thoughts?

IMO, the new "DL-std." is a gamble. It's untested and there is NO information available on it. We don't even know where it's manufactured. It could be a very good "re-issue" of the Lo-TRS/TRS, or it can be the re-appearance of the much hated Lo-TRS-II. Sadly, we won't know the answers to that for a couple of years when reports of it's reliability come in.

For me, I'd find a 2014......
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Re: 2015 RG Tremolo Change? Thoughts?

I held a new RG450 last Saturday and I have to say I didn't even bother to plug it in and attempt to play it . That new trem looks like something they put on a GIO . I don't even see how it will stay centered as the sides of the trem ( the knife edges ) are not pocketed . In other words its a straight piece of cast . Look at the close ups of that trem on Sweetwater . The trem alone will stop some of us from buying it . In addition the neck is a wizard 3 shape but its one piece of wood up to the head stock glue joint . They must have saved a ton on that guitar . They could have at least cut the price some . I'm not dropping 400 bucks on that thing .

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Re: 2015 RG Tremolo Change? Thoughts?

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That new trem looks like something they put on a GIO .
You're spot on with that, as it happens. Saw there's a new Gio model that comes with this trem.
I suspect it's filling the same space the Edge 3 used to occupy in the range.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 08:50 AM
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Re: 2015 RG Tremolo Change? Thoughts?

Any one had a chance to stress test the trem yet ? Just interested to know .
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