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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-18-2014, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings and

Is dive/pull?

THere's a guitar at a place here that has a trem that goes in and out and when I looked at the bottom of the guitar you could seeht elittle ends of the strings. I had never seen a down up trem like that before. The guy at the space said he thought it was configured wrong.

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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

the js1000 i've got has the ibanez lo pro trem on it which takes the ball ends of the string, there is a plastic bit under each saddle thats shaped that the ball end sits inthen you just lock the saddle clamps on to the string, makes string changes much quicker
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

Have you tried reversing the strings so the ball end is up at the tuners on the headstock?
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

I don't know if you can do this on all Ibby trems, but I have taken the lock down screws out of my TRS II's and just strung the string through the holes where the screws were. Works great.


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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

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Is dive/pull?

THere's a guitar at a place here that has a trem that goes in and out and when I looked at the bottom of the guitar you could seeht elittle ends of the strings. I had never seen a down up trem like that before. The guy at the space said he thought it was configured wrong.

I'm talking about this

Yes, the Edge Pro and Edge ProII are string thru as you describe.


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the js1000 i've got has the ibanez lo pro trem on it which takes the ball ends of the string, there is a plastic bit under each saddle thats shaped that the ball end sits inthen you just lock the saddle clamps on to the string, makes string changes much quicker
You have an Edge Pro, not a Lo-Pro.


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I don't know if you can do this on all Ibby trems, but I have taken the lock down screws out of my TRS II's and just strung the string through the holes where the screws were. Works great.


That must make string changes easier, but it kinda kills the "double locking" part of the equation, ehh?
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Have you tried reversing the strings so the ball end is up at the tuners on the headstock?
^ This, you'd still have to cut the excess from the other side though, i don't like seeing the ball ends on the headstock so i cut them, its like a few seconds more, unless you are working as guitar tech and have to change strings every day then reversing the strings is good solution.
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

That must make string changes easier, but it kinda kills the "double locking" part of the equation, ehh?

works just like a normal floyd style trem. You can still use the locking nut.
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That must make string changes easier, but it kinda kills the "double locking" part of the equation, ehh?

works just like a normal floyd style trem. You can still use the locking nut.
No, I get it. I was kind of goofing off.....
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No, I get it. I was kind of goofing off.....
I need to loosen up LOL
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

My RG370DX has the Edge Pro II. It's nice to not have to cut the balls off, and when I change them, I can keep the old set as emergency spares and I can put them on anything instead of being limited to the clamp only trems.
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

this is awesome.. my strings pop out of my Edge Zero ZPS and I can't stand it - hopefully I can try this. What is the tremolo you have?



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I don't know if you can do this on all Ibby trems, but I have taken the lock down screws out of my TRS II's and just strung the string through the holes where the screws were. Works great.


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works just like a normal floyd style trem. You can still use the locking nut.
No, it doesn't... stringing like this, you have a single-locking system, just like a guitar with a Strat-like trem + locking tuners. The difference is that you use the microtuners instead of the headstock tuners. Essentially, when you use the whammy bar, the strings may go out of place because they're not locked at the saddle, thus going out of tune.
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

you're right there,, I'm not a big trem guy so this is the one guitar I have that isn't either a hardtail, T-O-M or blocked. I haven't had any tuning problems yet but I could see if the ball ends move around during dives, I could have problems. I don't normally go Dimebag on the trem so hopefully it keeps working for me
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

In answer to the OP's original question, yes there is, the ILT-1 Trem.
Its a licensed Floyd, single lock. Came on the RG220/250/270 back in the early 2000's.

was a piece of crap though.
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Re: Is there an Ibanez trem that doesn't require breaking off the ends of the strings

If a trem needs the ball end, it won't give perfect tuning.
The place where the ball connects to the string can flex, stretch or bind.
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