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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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OFR in place of Edge III with original studs not returning to pitch

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I replaced the edge III on my rgr465m with a brand new ofr, it stays in tune, but doesn't return to pitch. I'm thinking the edge iii bridge posts/studs might be the issue because the trem knife edges and trem angle are 100% fine.
I was talking to a mate earlier who suggested getting better quality studs that are the same size but I wouldn't know where to look as I've never attempted it before!
Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 11:49 AM
 
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Re: OFR in place of Edge III with original studs not returning to pitch

There is a long thread on Edge III replacement tremolos on here somewhere... Try searching this site.


Might be this one? https://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/e...o-68062-5.html
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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There is a long thread on Edge III replacement tremolos on here somewhere... Try searching this site.


Might be this one? https://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/e...o-68062-5.html
Thanks! I'll ask in there there doesn't seem to be an answer.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 07:42 PM
 
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Edge iii posts are definitely your problem. They are trash. If you put the original edge posts in then you should be golden. You could lube them with some 3 in one oil or d'addario friction remover. Sometimes that's all it needs. But if they are worn... You won't have much luck with lubing the posts where the knife edges meet.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 07:45 PM
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Re: OFR in place of Edge III with original studs not returning to pitch

You can't just change the studs without changing the anchors which are much larger. Lack of lube is probably your biggest problem. Chapstick would be my choice.
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Chapstick huh?! Interesting... Would have never thought of that.
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Re: OFR in place of Edge III with original studs not returning to pitch

That comes via Gary Brawer via another famous tech I've long forgotten. IMO Big Bends Nut Sauce, [which I believe Brawer is part owner] is thinned Chapstick. I just use the regular stuff
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 08:05 PM
 
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Definitely gonna use that. I have a guitar with Schaller floyd posts and a gotoh floyd. It is a little more high maintenance than my edge trem guitars when it comes to returning to zero consistently. Probably because the posts are a bit more of a V shape.
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