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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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New RG2550Z owner, with noob question on Edge Zero tremolo

Hi folks.

Just received my brand new RG2550Z in Galaxy White. It is fantastic, and came set-up just perfectly. I am a long-time Fender Strat guy, and don't have any experience with the Floyd-Rose type tremolo systems. HOWEVER, if have done a ton of reading and research, here on this site as well as IbanezRules...to learn as much as I can, quickly. I have also carefully read the Prestige Instruction Manual that came with the guitar.

Nevertheless, I do have a quick technical question that I am hoping some of you might help out on:

The instruction manual mentions stud locking screws. They are not installed in the stud posts, but were shipped loose in the packing material (along with the allen wrenches, trem arm, etc.). I can see how they would fit inside the inner sleeve of the set screws. However, I tried inserting these stud locking screws in from the top of the stud posts...but they will not fit in. To repeat, these stud locking screws cannot be installed from the top of the pivot post screws. If they can't be fit in from the top...is it possible they fit in from the bottom.? I would appreciate anyones thoughts/comments on this. Is it possible Ibanez sent the incorrect matching stud locking screws?

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Anyone? Please someone help/comment.
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Probally no responses because I think your the first to post of having one of these. Except for the Zero Point thing read the tech section of IbanezRules banner up top.
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Probally no responses because I think your the first to post of having one of these. Except for the Zero Point thing read the tech section of IbanezRules banner up top.
Hi CosmicDebris:

OK, understood. Thanks for the head's up.

I am going to take off the tremolo and back out the pivot stud screws, to see if I can thread the supplied locking stud screws in from the bottom. What a pain in the ass! Ibanez should have just installed them from the factory.
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TBH the studs are ultimate crap, I'd replace them with 2LE2B's if you ever plan on removing the ZPS.

otherwise, I was very wrong in my assesment at the show that they would screw in from the top. They won't, you have to pull the trem, the studs, and screw them in from the bottom just like on a 2LE2B.
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TBH the studs are ultimate crap, I'd replace them with 2LE2B's if you ever plan on removing the ZPS.

otherwise, I was very wrong in my assesment at the show that they would screw in from the top. They won't, you have to pull the trem, the studs, and screw them in from the bottom just like on a 2LE2B.
Thanks for the feedback, Rich. Appreciated.
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LOL. Typical. Ibanez get it half right yet again. This is a company that needs a serious ass kicking.
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Just to explain the statement, because a statement that strong needs to be proved, EZ stud on the left, redesigned Lo Pro stud on the right.



They would be terrible compared to the crap LP studs.
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I have a 2550z in Galaxy black.Im in the uk ,but my guitar didnt come shipped with any locking studs. I will check the manual when I return home but i dont remember any mention of them. Should I have them and what are they for?
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I have a 2550z in Galaxy black.Im in the uk ,but my guitar didnt come shipped with any locking studs. I will check the manual when I return home but i dont remember any mention of them. Should I have them and what are they for?
JB1,

There should be two tiny, threaded black screw inserts in the plastic bag that is located in the hinged accessories panel inside the hard-shell Team J-Craft guitar case, that your RG shipped in. Same place as where you will find the allen wrenches, and trem bar.
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Just another comment on this topic...

I am NOT looking forward to installing these stud locking screw inserts...because not only will I have to remove the tremolo (which will not be a big deal) but remove the pivot posts (bid deal). It is a big deal because I will have to re-set the action, with no way of reference (except for measurement) as to how far the pivot posts are currently screwed in. In other words, I will have to screw them back in by "eye-balling" it, and then fine adjust with a ruler to re-set the correct action/height.

While this may be no big deal to experienced RG owners, I am not exactly a guitar tech. Fortunately, I have done a lot of reading and studying of various guitar resources, and have a proper guitar measurement ruler (from Stew Mac)...and I should be okay.

Ibanez really dropped the ball, on this particular issue. Either they should have installed the stud locking inserts from the factory...or at the very least ensured that they could be installed from the top end of the pivot posts. Having to remove the pivot posts, and come at it from the bottom is just plain crazy. What was Ibanez thinking?
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What was Ibanez thinking?
I don't think they were thinking! Or maybe they just did it for a laugh.
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They were thinking that the threaded inserts wouldn't fall out of the top of the stud if they became loose.
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They were thinking that the threaded inserts wouldn't fall out of the top of the stud if they became loose.
How would they "fall" out? They are threaded. Even when the are
"loose", they would have to somehow unscrew themselves up and out, in order to simply fall out...wouldn't they?
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