Re: Ibanez Trems
^ I'm the opposite, I love low profile trems. Probably due to my picking hand placement and being used to a Charvel Model 6 w/ a Kahler that I've had for over 30 years. Interesting that you found the Edge Pro stiffer than the Edge. I played a JS1200 w/ EP about 10 years ago, and remember it feeling very "spongy", similar to my Kahler.
Since this thread is titled "Ibanez Trems", let's talk about them. Well, not the crappy ones, like the Lo-Trash (oops, TRS). I'm actually shopping for an IBZ with a trem, so this will be helpful. I'll list some models, what I have understood as general consensus, my personal opinion, then you guys throw in some input:
Original Edge - a legend, stays in tune even with heavy use. For me, it's still too much in the way of my picking hand.
Lo-Pro (LP) - as far as I know, stays in tune as well as the Edge but with low profile. My #1 choice.
Edge Pro (EP) - made in mid-2000s, I remember complaints about them not staying in tune due to not having "locking studs". Truth or Interwebs exaggeration?
Edge Zero (EZ) - came after the EP and currently used, don't know much about these, how are they? There's also the EZ II, how are they?
I have 2011 and 2012 catalogs and there was a ball bearing trem (ZR) on S models, but I don't see them on the current models, was it a bust? Or underrated?
Also from those catalogs, there was a ZPS3 system to make the bridge more stable. Did this just help if you broke a string, or did it actually lock the bridge down so you could do different tunings (like the tremol-no)?
I know, lots to cover here, but in addition to looking for info for myself, I thought it might be cool to have all this trem info in one thread.