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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2008, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

I am in the process of completing the refinish of a Lefty 91 RG550LM and can't find any information or dealers that can supply my with a Lefty Edge/EP (Gold) to fit my project. Can anybody help in this matter?
I'm not sure which trems will fit without modification and don't want to go to Floyd Rose if I don't have to!
Does anybody have a good store/dealer who can help purchase one? (I've tried contacting Rich and Brian but not sure of their reply status yet).

Thanks Much!
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Re: Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

Rich Harris(Ibanezrules) or e b a y

Just checked Rich's site and doesn't look like he has any lefty's. Sorry about that.

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Re: Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

The Edge and Lo-Pro Edge will fit your guitar. I do not believe the Edge Pro would fit.
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Thks to Ibateur and Jazzed out! I appreciate your input. It looks as if Ibanez stopped production of the Lefty edges in 92 for the 550's.
I don't want to but it looks like I'll have to install a Floyd. Any good opinions on which Floyd would be the best?

Much Appreciated!
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Re: Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

You could put a right handed Edge on it and do the SRV

I would call Rich instead of checking his page b/c, most of the time, the items he has listed are not up to date.

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Re: Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

Lefty Edges do popup over on evilbay from time to time. If you really prefer and Edge, one thing you can do for the time being until you find that lefty Edge is take a righty Edge (preferrably one that's already lost most of it's finish - I'd hate to see a nice one get ruined) and drill a hole thru where the bar would go on the left hand side. I lifted the pic below from an auction, but you can see on the right side underneath the baseplate that the spot where the lefty bar would go is already marked out, you just have to drill thru the top part of the plate.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ent=Edge_3.jpg

You'll have a hole on the low E side, but you can cover taht with electrical tape or whatever for the time being. You can usually find worn Edge bridges pretty cheap on evilbay, too. Again, not necessarily the BEST solution, but a way to have an Edge on there until you can get a real lefty one.
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Re: Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

Here's the projectguitar for the conversion:

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/rtltcon.htm
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Re: Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

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Here's the projectguitar for the conversion:

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/rtltcon.htm
Cool - I love that website!
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Thanks again Ibateur and gpenguins!
That looks like a possible solution.

Also, Scott at vwall has offered a similar operation.

Sometimes it's damn hard being a Lefty...but I'll never give in!
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Re: Which trem fits 91 RG550LM and where can I buy one?

The only thing I hate about project guitar.com is that they put small pictures in there and you can't enlarge them. I thought about that same solution when I put my post but wasn't sure if someone had done it or not. But then I thought about the U-Bar and then I figured it probably made sense to do it.

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