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post #391 of 408 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 06:54 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 408 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 02:22 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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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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post #394 of 408 (permalink) Old 12-09-2019, 01:30 AM
 
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Greetings to all.

What are the options with low profile without routing and quality to replace a Edge Pro bridge on a RGT3020?

My guitar is incredible but my hands sweat a lot and the Chrome of the saddles is off. I don't want to replace the bridge with another Edge Pro...

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

Polish the unit with a metal polish like Auto Sol, and you'll have a as new looking chrome bridge

Do the same with the locking nut, tuners, etc. It's a bit of time and elbow grease, but the results are great.
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

Anyone ever tried to swap edge to a Floyd Rose 1000 pro?
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

anyone?
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post #398 of 408 (permalink) Old 02-15-2020, 03:09 AM
 
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

This thread should be stickied.
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post #399 of 408 (permalink) Old 05-25-2020, 08:47 AM
 
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

reply to: denidogma:

I had the same problem with a Lo Pro Edge...
Beautiful thing was that a luthier, while refreshing, simply repainted it black (not sure with what type of paint, but it stayed perfectly on for a few years later after i had the guitar at my possession)...cost was like 20$...

Ask around with the luthier...and good luck!
as replacing the whole term just for cosmetics is an ineffective cost...!

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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

to sum up for May, 2020:
Edge Pro is still the only direct drop-in/no mod replacement for Edge III?

ps: not only expensive, that is ok...but even more annoying thing is that edge pro demands a mod on its own...not talking about the locking studs, but Schaller term arm mod...because stock pop in mechanism is not working... i had a new one, and simply it was impossible, even with new bushings and perfect set up, to have it locked tight in place...
i had a fresh new rg1570, mirage red back in the time..and prior strapping a guitar, i had to put fkn parts of nylon bag on pop-in slot..that was the one-time solution...and became teh practice...
edge/lo pro/edge pro..they all have this flaw, which is not small in my book... id always go for OFR collar type, but no one asked me
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

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to sum up for May, 2020:
Edge Pro is still the only direct drop-in/no mod replacement for Edge III?

ps: not only expensive, that is ok...but even more annoying thing is that edge pro demands a mod on its own...not talking about the locking studs, but Schaller term arm mod...because stock pop in mechanism is not working... i had a new one, and simply it was impossible, even with new bushings and perfect set up, to have it locked tight in place...
i had a fresh new rg1570, mirage red back in the time..and prior strapping a guitar, i had to put fkn parts of nylon bag on pop-in slot..that was the one-time solution...and became teh practice...
edge/lo pro/edge pro..they all have this flaw, which is not small in my book... id always go for OFR collar type, but no one asked me
Let's sum it up further.

"Because I don't know how to heat the bushings to keep them tight I'm going to blame the system I don't understand how to use."
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Let's sum it up further.

"Because I don't know how to heat the bushings to keep them tight I'm going to blame the system I don't understand how to use."
Yes..heating the bushings is much easier than simply attaching the arm at wanted tightness...
Even my lo-trs-2 did that perfectly
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Yes..heating the bushings is much easier than simply attaching the arm at wanted tightness...
Even my lo-trs-2 did that perfectly
I've read just as many complaints about the collar moving with the bar and not keeping the right torque, so yes, heating them is easier, if you know what you're doing.
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

On topic regarding EDGE III..
I have contacted Floyd Rose Support today in order to find out if they have possibly some useful information...
This is the response that i have received:

"Hello there

The Floyd Rose original will drop right into the edge route. You will have to use your current bridge post as ours have different threads. The nut you will need is the R10. "

In order to clarify if the Edge in reply is referring to Edge 3, i have sent an email...
here is the answer...:

"The Floyd will fit in place of all of the edge bridges we’ve seen. Including the 2 and 3. The post are 74mm apart same as the Floyd Rose original."

I do not have knowledge of the measurements, so i am just forwarding that here with hope it may be useful
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Re: Edge3 Replacement Tremolo (no mod-free upgrade except EdgePro)

I never had a problem... but 15 euro Schaller OFR bar solved that to a few people i have recommended...
It also solved the Edge/Lo Pro Edge as i am sure you know very well..

But to each its own..
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