It sounds like your radius is off somewhere.
Either the fret(s) are off, the nut is the wrong radius for the fretboard or the radius of the bridge is not the same as the fretboard or nut.
Do you have anything to check the radius of the bridge, nut, frets and fretboard?
I do have radius gauges, but none are 430mm (17"). I've got 16", 18", and 20"... but not 17". I'll get scientific tonight and actually start measuring things, but wanted to bounce the idea off a few people here first. I'll figure it out, I always do
I also have 2 other 7-string ibbys, so I'll try swapping the nuts to see if that helps.
Shim the individual saddles like on the JSs.
Definitely a possibility, and I've heard of people shimming the bridge saddles. It's one of the things I'll check later tonight, but I would think that if the Edge Pro had the wrong radius, I'd have this issue further up the neck--not just on the 1st fret.
hey bro, i just PP'd you $75. Dont waste your time, and just take it to a tech
Stealth man, thanks, but you're getting that money refunded
This is just normal setup stuff, I do it all the time, and I just have to get the right balance between all these things. May not be anything wrong. Plus, I've not found a tech here yet that I trust with my guitars. The couple I've gone to have seriously disappointed me.