Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Richmond VA USA
Edge Pro Rant
OK, so, LONG time Ibanez user here.
My current Ibanez Instruments include the following
RG560 (square heel)
Here is my rant. The newest of the guitars is the Prestige RG1570 in Mirage Blue. I picked it up at a pawn shop a couple months ago for (what I thought was a great price) $300 with the Team J-Craft hardshell case. The guitar was/is in near mint condition. It has the Edge Pro trem on it.
So, ALL my ibanez guitars have saddles that are milled. Ive been playing guitars with floating trems on them since the mid 80's. Kramer, Jackson, ESP, Ibanez, etc etc ... this Edge Pro, I really started paying attention to last thursday when cleaning the guitar and noticed that the finish was looking ... bubbly ... so, I cleaned the guitar, polished the frets and began the restring when the low E saddle broke around the pivot pin ... what the hell?? Pot metal ... seriously?? No, Ive never over tightened it and, Yes, this is the first time in 25 years of playing with Double Locking Trems that I have EVER broke a saddle.
So, that being said, Can I swap the whole unit out for a Lo-Pro Edge like on my other Ibanez's? Can I get milled saddle replacements for the Edge Pro? What are my options and where is my best place to get replacement parts??