Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
Originally Posted by DirtyBird31
It's Japaneise made so you're going to get that Japaneise quality/feel. The problem is the bridge. Mine had been utter hell from the beginning and I just ended up buying an Edge for it.
I'm much happier now.
they are not all japanese made only certain model years
Good point, I had forgotten about that.
But still, assuming it's Japaneise made, and you're ready to potentially swap the bridge out, go for it. That TRS is completely useless now. I did discover a way of stringing the strings through the bridge lock screw holes that would have allowed me to continue using it, but that's just pathetic for a new bridge to do that.
What was happening is when I first got it. I was worried about messing up the saddles by tightening too tight, So I didnt tighten the screws very tight at all. And thes trings would pop out. THen I tightened them tighter, and they still popped out. And this kept going on and on and on. It drove me nuts. And the strings never would stay in until the end where I just tightened it SUPER tight. And I realize now that I was tightening the strings INTO the saddle.
The problem is, I dunno if it's just mine or what. But the saddle metal is WAY too soft. You never could get a satisfying snugness. Not to mention there were HUGE dents in the knife edges just from the very, VERY moderate use (It never would stay in tune, and the strings would fly out from half step bends!) and it was STILL practically butchered. The cosmo was also wearing off VERY badly.
I should have gotten the '570, since both were on sale. But since I only paid $300 for it, the $100 I spent on a used Edge wasnt QUITE as bad. It was still below the old retail price IIRC...
Of course, I'm the only person I know of that has ever had this happen, so just attribute it to bad luck, user error, whatever you want, but that's my story, and that's why Im never settling for anything less than an Edge or a FR again.
For the record, my Edge is working fine.