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post #391 of 393 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 05:54 AM
 
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There is almost no chance at all that your existing locking nut matches the radius of the fretboard so your concerns are groundless, there is no place for perfectionism, life is too short, if you really can't make a decision then I suggest you seek spiritual guidance.
You have a budget RG so it's limitations extend to more than just the tremolo unit, perhaps you should simply buy a better quality instrument with a better tremolo system already installed.
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post #392 of 393 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

The Edge nut on my Jem 777 doesn't match the width of the neck, the Floyd Rose nut on my Strat also doesn't match it, though both have proper string spacing and radius isn't an issue. Regarding the Floyd Rose Pro, I actually fitted one on my Strat last week to replace my Schaller style Floyd Rose II. The supplied nut (about 40mm) with the Floyd Pro was the same as the previous nut but the trem is definitely narrower string spacing and you can notice it, depending on your preference it could be seen as a good thing but it's definitely a difference.

I haven't got an Edge III or Edge pro to measure but the string spacing on an Original Edge or OFR is roughly 4mm wider than on a Floyd Rose Pro. The Floyd 1000 Pro is the Korean version and that shares the standard OFR string spacing. Also worth noting is that unlike a Schaller or OFR design the Pro versions are a bit like an Ibanez Lo-Pro, all of the fine tuning parts route through the trem and hang underneath it lower than the base plate and need more space under the trem to move, it might not be an issue on an Ibanez though since their back routes are huge but it takes up more room than an OFR.

Just get a Gotoh GE1996T and route it if you need to make space.
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post #393 of 393 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

So, I ended up getting an Edge Pro from Cottam Guitars. It was a bit expensive, yes, but considering that the exchange rate with my local currency (Costa Rican colones) dropped down a little bit, I felt I had to take that opportunity and get that bridge once and for all. It was a good investment, tho.

I really like this bridge's super low profile: drop-ion replacement, very comfortable to play, and rock solid stability. Honestly, I didn't expected this much of a difference. A couple pics here:

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