This beauty is also my first ibanez electric guitar......and I have over 10.....
I hope I've posted this in the appropriate ibanez guitar section...I found info on this guitar in a different subsection, but I believe this is the correct location.
during my research prior to purchasing this, I was attracted to the fact it was made in Japan, has the original edge floating tremolo bridge, has double humbuckers, and the mahogany body.
first thing I did when I got home was give the edge a good thrashing with the whammy bar, and as advertised, it stays in tune like a champ.
I have a couple questions and should preface by saying I'm mechanically challenged. also I won't be lazy and I'll check the tech thread or forum for info as well. and I guess there's someone rich was posted a lot of valuable info. if there is a specific thread or post that addresses my questions would appreciate guidance in the event there's so much help I might have difficulty finding the best advice.
I noticed the bridge had 'licensed under floyd rose patents' on it which had me wondering if it is indeed the original edge bridge. I'm assuming the licensed verbiage doesn't mean anything and it is in fact an original edge tremolo system. the whammy bar abuse sure seemed to backup the widespread affinity for the tuning stability of the system.
I then realized the previous owner had it tuned down a half step, so on I went to remove the string locks and tune it to standard tuning. I applied a technique I've used on other Floyd Rose bridges where you tune the low E then the high E, then check the low E again, and then the high E, then the A, go back check the E....repeat repeat etc until low E high E, A, B, D, G and the guitar is tuned. I tightened the string locks, hooked it up and checked the tuning on my pedal, and it's all out of whack. tried the same routine a couple more times, same result.
So here's where my mechanically challenged brain comes into play. is it possible all need to change the strings in order to tune it to standard tuning?
Also, In regards to tightening the nut locks as well as the string locks on the bridge, which I don't think come into play unless you're changing the strings, what is the correct amount of tightening? I've learned enough to know tighter isn't always better if you go so far to where you create issues by over tightening.
appreciate any and all help, and direction to any tech threads specific to my questions.
I need to go rock this thing out!