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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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whats the point of this........

whats the point of having a Fixed edge bridge? a double locking fixed bridge guitar is just pointless. Re-stringing a trem sucks as is let alone doing it on a guitar that you can't crank on the trem arm afterwards.


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 02:37 AM
 
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Re: whats the point of this........

umm, its for someone who wants the stability of a locking system without the hassle of a tremolo.
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yeah though i have to agree with him. locking tuners, a good nut and a good bridge beats it anyday for me.
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yeah though i have to agree with him. locking tuners, a good nut and a good bridge beats it anyday for me.
Very true, but it's also a lot cheaper for Ibanez to make a bunch of guitars with locking nuts and a bridge that will fine tune than shell out money to outsource locking tuners. Since they make the hardware, it's so much cheaper for them.
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yeah though i have to agree with him. locking tuners, a good nut and a good bridge beats it anyday for me.
I have this set-up in my Schecter 7 string, and my Edge guitars hold tuning for way longer.

It's also a feel thing, the FX-Edge feels better on your palm than a tune-o-matic, or a cheap strat-style hardtail(if you get like string saver saddles with the height screws flush the strat-style feels damn good though. ).

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Very true, but it's also a lot cheaper for Ibanez to make a bunch of guitars with locking nuts and a bridge that will fine tune than shell out money to outsource locking tuners. Since they make the hardware, it's so much cheaper for them.
Ibanez doesn't make their own hardware, they outsourse to Gotoh for most of it, including the Edge trems.
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Re: whats the point of this........

i doubt you will ever get a more stable setup with anything compared to the FX bridge.

I love the way it looks, and I fine tuners are awesome.
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It's also a feel thing, the FX-Edge feels better on your palm than a tune-o-matic, or a cheap strat-style hardtail
This is the reason I like the Edge FX so much, it has probably the most ergonomic feel of any fixed bridge available. Couple that with the tuning stability you get from a double locking bridge and then try to convince me that a different fixed bridge is a better alternative!

The other thing is that if I was Mick Thomson, I wouldn't care if it takes ages to restring, because that's what my guitar tech is for! (OK I don't mean that Mick doesn't care about his guitar tech, but that's the guys job if you get my meaning )
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Very true, but it's also a lot cheaper for Ibanez to make a bunch of guitars with locking nuts and a bridge that will fine tune than shell out money to outsource locking tuners. Since they make the hardware, it's so much cheaper for them.
It's not really up to them. It reflects what Mich Thompson plays.

IF he had wanted a hardtail and some locking tuners, than they would be on here. I don't think it would cost more. At my local store, a set of six locking schaller tuners for 60 $ CAD. A regular bridge would be tons cheaper than the edge fixed, and a bone nut for instance would not be too pricey. The edge kits sell for around 250$ depending who and where you buy. So i think the other idea was a cheaper alternative and would prolly be tons cheaper because ibanez would have their parts made from gotoh and just slap the IBZ logo on em.

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i personally think a string through body bridge with locking tuners would be just as stable. Fine tuners are great and all but higher end tuners have a much higher turn ratio. Like even LSR's are 40:1
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I can see it being a PITA to string all the time but I have to agree with everyone else about the stability factor. I've got a Strat Plus with locking tuners, an lsr nut and a tremsetter (all of which came stock) and the guitar keeps tune but it will lose some every now and then (just the nature of the beast). I've never heard Mick Thompson's playing but I'm sure he can afford a tech to string all his guitars.

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There is a tonal quality that often goes overlooked on a floating bridge. Some folks, like me, prefer the "sound" of a Floyd even if they don't use it much; kind of like how folks put hair pulls on the first fret. I don't use the floating bridge much, maybe to slide into and our of notes on occassion. I'm just used to how a guitar sounds with a big piece of metal in the back.
Feel is another thing. I'm used to how a guitar feels "balanced" with a big piece of metal in the back.
When I feel like having notes that ring out AND a lighter guitar, I'll switch to the fixed bridge RG.
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