Anyone mod/upgrade their trems?
So I picked up another RG3120TW since I sold the last one (the red quilt 3120 or 3220 as I found out). I just missed the trem and the body woods are such an awesome combination, and the neck is perfect for my hands.
It is an amazing guitar, but I think the trem definitely needs some upgrades in my opinion. I have the Edge Pro by the way, so it's a 2003 most likely. It does not have the locking studs, so I will have to get that mod done ASAP.
The other main issue I have which has also been discussed a lot here, is the trem arm. I personally think it is a horrible design from an engineering perspective. For a "precision instrument", there is nothing precise about that housing and the trem arm. I like the pop in functionality of it, but that's where it ends. I've played non locking trems with a much better solid design than this. Having to constantly replace the bushings or fix it with some stupid nail polish is silly when you are supposed to be playing.
Apologies for the rant, and I understand it does not bother some people and they like it as is. That's fine, but for me I just want a functional arm without any nonsense fixes to be done every few days, weeks...whatever.
I just opted for the Gotoh Floyd arm from Stew Mac. It dropped right in without any mods to the trem itself. It is solid and so much more practical in its functionality and efficient all the way around.
Another mod I've been looking at is getting the Trem Block upgrade. I love the tone of the guitar, but if that can be improved than I'm all for it. Now I read that there may be some downsides in terms of limiting the range of the trem use. Has anyone done this on their Edge Pro's? I dont do the crazy Vai stuff, but like to use it once in a while to add some flavor to certain passages. I want to be able to pull up at least 2 whole tones.
And while I was looking into the trem block, I also saw the brass trem claw and the heavy duty noiseless springs. So I will probably go all out and get the most out of this trem and guitar functionality and tone wise.
I'll post pictures soon!