Ibanez Edge II (Original, non-Pro, non-Zero)
Hi! I live an Montreal, Canada and Yesterday I acquired an Ibanez EX240, which has been produced only one year in 1988, and in Europe only.
Looking at the very few and blurry pictures on the local ads, I was convinced it was an EX360 (HSS, TRS-101 Trem) and I decided to call the guy and meet.
I know the EX series is not great, but for the price ($75), believe me if I tell you they are pretty fine instruments (I also own an EX350 that I really like, HSH, pickguard/strat style).
So the guitar is in great shape, and is equipped with an original Edge II, single-locking Tremolo. Me, myself, have never seen a floating bridge without locking nuts.. According to the Ibanez Wiki;
"The Edge II was used in only a couple of models including the Vinnie Moore signature VM1 and the EX240. The VM1 was discontinued after 1989 and the Edge II has not been installed in any known guitars since."
This is the question/discussion part;
Is there some successful stories of single-locking Trem designs (In the early 80s), without locking nuts, that may have influenced Ibanez to produce the Edge II?
I haven't even changed the strings yet so I can't really say yet if this thing will stay in tune or not BUT I suppose it will not.. Worst case scenario, I will probably end up locking the bridge.
Last edited by JivRey; 07-14-2017 at 04:13 PM.