Changing neck to body angle by shim, will ask for higher bridge and bring back range for intonating low B.
Interesting. I didn't think shimming a neck added much, if any, string length. But, I'm willing to give it a try since it's a pretty easy thing to do.
Back to Rich's suggestion about swapping just the baseplate...
I figured this would be somewhat complicated, but straightforward enough that I could pull it off with my moderate skills.
Now, I'm not so sure.
I spent about an hour last night trying to get a good look at how the Double Edge is put together (without actually dismantling it). Hard to do since the piezo wire is short enough that you can't really get the trem out of the body very far without unsoldering it from the circuit board, which I don't want to do yet. Also, you can't get a clear view of what Ibanez has done with the 7 piezo saddle wires on the trem itself because they hold everything secure by wrapping black plastic around the sustain block (with all the wires underneath).
Regardless, I was able to see enough to know that I may be in over my head.
Man, those piezo wires coming off the saddles are so thin and delicate, and Ibanez has weaved each one through the back of the baseplate. Then, there's the stuff hiding under that black tape--which I won't know unless I unsolder the main piezo lead from the circuit board, pull the trem, and cut off the tape.
Just thinking about it makes me sweat.
Not counting myself out just yet, but I definitely need to think about whether I'm ready to tackle this. Once I do, there's no turning back.