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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

Has anyone used the Floyd Upgrade Brass Blocks for the Edge Pro?
I am curious as to what improvement is gained in reality compared to on a Cad program or on Paper?
I was thinking of getting one to see what I think of it but I wanted to see if anyone would suggest against for some reason.
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Re: FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

I haven't tried one on an Edge Pro, but I have on an Edge. It makes a world of difference. The metals used by ibanez for the blocks is junk, brass will give you a bigger, fuller tone, and more sustain. There's less mass to the Edge Pro block than the Edge So I think you'll be blown away by the mod.
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Re: FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

Awesome I can't wait and I am going to get sound clips before and after so I can have omething to share with others if they ask
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Re: FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

sadly they don't make them for zr do they
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Re: FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

Not yet. Talk to Adam at FU. If you can give him precise measurements, or spare the block for a while he might be able to do it.
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Re: FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

I finally Installed the Block ( It came with Upgraded SS Atachment Screws and Spring Lock Bar Screws Which was Sweet).
I had Noticed on my Original Edge and this Edge Pro when I first purchased it that the Block to Base Screws were loose so I applied some Loctite (Blue) Removeable Locking compound so I would not have to keep re-Tightening, I also solved the Arm attachment vibrating loose with same Compound.
The improvement is incredible, The Sustain, Tone just about anything I play sounds better from Pinch Harmonics to open string stuff, I am a bit suprised that Ibanez does not replace the blocks on high end units with these upgrades, not like they don't charge enough to cover the increase in price from the upgrade.
I am very happy I decided to get one and try it probably one of the best and cheapest upgrades that has so much of a positive effect
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Re: FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

I've been thinking about one of these for my Lo Pro.
How hard was it to install?

I am guessing that intonation has to be reset afterward?
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Re: FU Brass Block for Edge Pro??

It's not that difficult really monstatone, you unscrew the saddles take them off undo the three screws holding the block then attach the new one, then reverse the procedure..

I think you could use tape to mark where the saddles sit, before unlocking them...

I will be doing this to my original Edge bridge, assuming i keep my RG unless I get a Jem or JS-1000....

I definately like the changes the bigger blocks made to my other guitars...
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It was a Piece of cake for me, ALthough if anyone has read or seen any of my Guitars or projects you know i have refinished, Modified a body to go from Trs trem to Original Edge, Reprofiled a few necks etc.
As Far as intonation went I took 4 really close pics with my 14.2 Mega Pixel Kodak Camera so I could get them back in proper location ( I also took and checked the inotation of every string before I dissassembled and wrote it down if they could use an adjustment, which direction and if it was very minor, minor or medium amount)
I used the camera as I had some wear and used "Super Blue Liquid Gun Blue" to return the shiny or not as blackened as I wanted sections back to a newer looking condition so I would not of been able to use tape or any sort of marking device.

If it had not been for me doing some maintenance and touchups on the Finish, taking the saddles and checking for any String Grooves that could keep saddle from locking strings in Tightly and sanding them out, and Polishing the Brass Block to a nice shine I estimate I could of swapped it out in 30 minutes and possibly had the Guitar restringed and Tuned, But I figured this was a perfect time to do a thorough Cleaning, Polishing out the Pick marks etc. in the finish and anything else I could think of that was either difficult or impossible to do with trem installed.

BTW the "Super Blue Liquid Gun Blue" (Which can now be found at Wal-Mart) Works amazingly well for returning hardware back to a blackened state ( It is funny it is called Blue when it appears more black when applied) I used it on my SH-8 Invader Allen Head Pole Pieces, the other PU Pole Pieces that were wore a bit, touched up every single screw that had become shiny due to wear and I was Incredible impressed with results. (Especially on teh Edge Pro Low E side it had some Pits and I sanded them out which left it quite shiny and now you can hardly tell, I have some pics I will find and post so you all can see what I am talking about.
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