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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tuning Stability of Edge Pro Trem

Hi all. I'm new to the forums, but have been reading for two weeks or so. This site is a great resource!

Anyway, on to the question. I've ordered a new RG Prestige (should arrive tomorrow) that comes with an Edge Pro trem, and of course has the new crappy, non-locking studs (Rich was out of stock on this RG, so I bought from one of the crappy chains that shall remain nameless). My question is how bad is the tuning stability with the non-locking studs, assuming the set-up is done correctly? I know what you're going to say, and yes, I'm planning on buying the locking stud mod kit from Rich at Ibanezrules, but I'd like to know how bad the tuning stability will be while I'm waiting for the locking studs to arrive. Also, I'm kind of curious to see if it's really as bad as everyone says. If so then Ibanez seems to be headed downhill (non-locking studs, Prestige necks made in Korea - what's next?).

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 03:54 PM
 
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Re: Tuning Stability of Edge Pro Trem

it varies. My VWH was pretty bad before I got the locking studs but my uv777bk wasn't to bad. So you may luck out.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 09:11 PM
 
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Re: Tuning Stability of Edge Pro Trem

Mine works pretty well without the locking stud mod. I don't hear much difference between my 2720 and my friends UV777 (with locking studs)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 10:59 PM
 
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Re: Tuning Stability of Edge Pro Trem

my 2550 with non locking studs do not have problems with tuning. well, unless it was not properly setup in the 1st place.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 08:16 AM
 
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Re: Tuning Stability of Edge Pro Trem

my j custom 8527 is not stable with the non locking trem studs.. still waiting to get the mod. low on cash right now
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Tuning Stability of Edge Pro Trem

Well, I got the guitar. And of course the first thing I did was take it apart. With the trem off I inspected the (non-locking) studs. The treble side stud is pretty snug, but the bass side stud has TONS of play.

After getting it put back together and mostly set-up (trem angle, action, neck relief, etc.), I discovered that it stays in tune after pull-ups, but is slightly off after dive bombs. (I can't remember now if it comes back sharp or flat.)

I'm definitely not impressed with the tuning stability of the non-locking studs. What was Ibanez thinking!

I ordered the locking stud mod kit from Rich, and it should be here soon...
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