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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-05-2006, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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What Trem Can I Upgrade To Without Modding My Guitar?

So I've got around to playing a few different guitars and am 90% set on getting a Ibanez RGT42DXFM. However I am just curious, since everyone seems to bash Edge Pro II trems, if I would be able to buy either a Lo-Pro Edge, Edge, or Edge Pro trem and replace the Edge Pro II with it, without having to drill any holes or do any major modding? Thanks!
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Re: What Trem Can I Upgrade To Without Modding My Guitar?

All the trem you mention above except for edge pro won't fit you need to reroute it. I don't know bout the edge pro though
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hey destroyer when u get ur rgt tell me what u think of the pups. i think the edge II is fine for wot i use it for
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Re: What Trem Can I Upgrade To Without Modding My Guitar?

Well I havent bought it yet, though I have played it a couple of times. I havent really payed too much attention to how it sounds, more of how it feels because either way I was just going to replace the stock pups with Dimarzio's or even possibly EMG's depending on what I'm gonna use it for.

From what I hear the stock pickups are decent but to get the guitar really sounding good you have to replace them. I'm gonna swing by Sam Ash a little later on and fiddle with it. I'll let you know how they sound.
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Re: What Trem Can I Upgrade To Without Modding My Guitar?

How about an original Floyd or Schaller?
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How about an original Floyd or Schaller?
I'm open to those as well but I left them out because for some reason I remember hearing that they wouldnt work either, could be wrong though.

Anyone care to chime in?
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Re: What Trem Can I Upgrade To Without Modding My Guitar?

I don't know of anything off-hand where you're not going to have to do some routing.
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Re: What Trem Can I Upgrade To Without Modding My Guitar?

Bummer. How much do you think (estimate) it would be to have someone route it?
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Re: What Trem Can I Upgrade To Without Modding My Guitar?

^considering the bother of finding someone to do it, etc., and the fact that it's a korean guitar, and probably doesn't have the best quality control etc., it's probably a better bet to just save for a 1570...
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^considering the bother of finding someone to do it, etc., and the fact that it's a korean guitar, and probably doesn't have the best quality control etc., it's probably a better bet to just save for a 1570...
Arent the older RGT42 models MIJ?

I checked out the 1570, although it has a better trem, a lot of the other features arent really what I'm looking for. Thanks for the recommendation though.
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(a) Arent the older RGT42 models MIJ?

(b) I checked out the 1570, although it has a better trem, a lot of the other features arent really what I'm looking for. Thanks for the recommendation though.
(a) I have no idea, lol.

(b) good point- forgot they were different woods etc. Sorry!
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