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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Xiphos questions/pictures?

So basically, I'm thinking of getting a Xiphos now, and a few months down the road, swapping the Edge III for an OFR. Is this actually possible to do a direct swap or is there routing? Is it a Schaller Floyd or an Original Floyd?

Also, there are no stores within 100 miles of me that stock these. Does anyone have pictures of the chameleon finish in both colors and how it looks?
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Don't swap it for an OFR, get an Edge Pro instead. The retrofit process will be much simpler and less of a headache.

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Spend an extra 200$ and get an RG2550 instead.
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Spend an extra 200$ and get an RG2550 instead.
Already have enough super-strats (RG550, Kramers, Strats etc), I want a mahogany guitar with a deeper voicing, this seems perfect for that. But thanks for the advice.
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Don't swap it for an OFR, get an Edge Pro instead. The retrofit process will be much simpler and less of a headache.

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You sure? I hear that an OFR is a direct swap, haven't heard that about the Edge Pro though. I also slightly prefer the OFR to the Edge Pro...
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Already have enough super-strats (RG550, Kramers, Strats etc), I want a mahogany guitar with a deeper voicing, this seems perfect for that. But thanks for the advice.
I hear ya, I was tempted to pick up a Xiphos myself a few months ago but I can't seem to stop buying RG550s long enough to do it!
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You sure? I hear that an OFR is a direct swap, haven't heard that about the Edge Pro though. I also slightly prefer the OFR to the Edge Pro...
OFR is a direct. my friend switched his edge3 with a OFR on a rg350mdx

if i can hassle him for pictures i will. he did however say the block is a very little bit bigger.

The edge pro needs routing done but not much.
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Off topic: Who in their right mind would want to install an Edge Pro? I detest the Edge Pro in my PGM30, I'd swap it with an original Edge in a heartbeat!
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i don't necessarily hate the Edge Pro, but I do consider it inferior to the Edge, and Lo-Pro Edge. I'm glad it's a direct swap, thanks a bunch GlassCasket!

Anyone have pictures of the Xiphos in different lighting so I can see how the chameleon thing looks like?
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I would wait, maybe they will come out with a better model with a better trem. If they came out with a prestige, I'd get it, even if it is Indonesian
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Off topic: Who in their right mind would want to install an Edge Pro? I detest the Edge Pro in my PGM30, I'd swap it with an original Edge in a heartbeat!
I didn't think that the PGM30 came with an Edge Pro, but a Edge III or LO-TRS II.
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Not sure about this...I will ask the Ibanez dudes.
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I didn't think that the PGM30 came with an Edge Pro, but a Edge III or LO-TRS II.
The majority of them do have a LOW TRS II, but mine is the 2003 model with the Edge Pro and Prestige neck... Still has crappy Infinity series pickups though.
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Really, it wasn't an Edge Pro II???? Does it have the maple or rosewood fretboard? Got any pics???
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The majority of them do have a LOW TRS II, but mine is the 2003 model with the Edge Pro and Prestige neck... Still has crappy Infinity series pickups though.
You have an edge pro 2, they look similar really aside from the saddle inserts so at a glance you wouldnt know the difference.
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