It's not an edge? But what is it?
Hi guys.. I wrote awhile back about buying a guitar which the dealer told me was a model 450.. It's black with a maple neck, etc.. Well, once I got it.. the trem looks like an Edge, but it's got a screw on trem arm, but it doesn't say TRS or Low TRS2 or anything like that, and this trem is smoother than my last TRS 2 trem that was on my PGM 30 guitar.. This guitar says made in japan and has a serial number of 98 XXXX and says "Japan" below it.. Could it be a 550 that someone changed out the trem? Also, the posts don't allow movement up and down it doesn't look like? The bridge plate or that steel plate that has writing on it says something.. Like the examples that say "Edge" ect on the web site, but I can't see what it says? I'm wondering if it could say TRS or something, but I dont' know how to look short of taking off the springs, and I don't want to do that as I just set it up.. To be honest, I still love the guitar.. It's got a perfect fit tight neck to body fit.. The maple neck is a dream to play.. etc.. but of course I wish it had an Edge.. I see on the site it says you can't just change out a TRS or low TRS to an edge, but you can change it out to a Floyd which is what I'll do I think, or just block it.. I really wasn't much of a trem guy except with my wolfgang which even though it had a floyd copy had a good one it seemed, and almost always stayed in tune for me.. I've also had Kramers that had real floyds that stayed in tune.. This one though on the Ibanez feels as good to me as the real floyd.. and it seems to have more sustain than the PGM model did.. I mean a lot more.. Maybe it's just the guitar.. See pics attached and please let me know what you think it maybe? I'm wondering if someone didn't mess with this trem? It's like it's half edge and half TRS or something in looks.. What should I do if I decide I want a good trem? Go for the OFR route?
Thanks for the help guys..