Re: Ibanez Jen BFP tremolo instability?
Okay, I'm finally home from work. I'm gonna try to respond to the posts that have come in in order.
First, Rich. Its good to have some confirmation about the non-visible knife edges. I didn't see a tremendous amount of info on IbanezRules about the Edge Zero ii specifically. Most of the bridges shown there, you can see the knife edge side. So I assumed mine should be visible too.
JsXLine6, I have included several pictures of the guitar. Everything I could think to capture along with the serial number on the headtock. Ignore the command strip on the rear cavity, I remove that plate so often, I decided to use that instead of running the risk of degrading the screw hole threads after removing them so many times. I can only add seven images to one reply, so after I'm done typing this up, I'll include the rest.
I've always seen people talking about their Edge Zero ii's as having the Zero Point System along with it, Like the one you showed earlier from reverb. I definitely have a simple claw and springs though. I was under the assumption when I bought this guitar that, being a Premium Ibanez, it would have the ZPS installed. But my music shop never mentioned any option to me when they ordered it, and I guess I sort of took it as a blessing at the time. Less parts involved, simplicity etc. The second link you included, to IbanezRules (the original Edge or LoPro back cavity), shows the exact same spring set up I have on my Jem.
Rich, some of the acronyms you used in post #38, EX2, ZR, I am unfamiliar with, but I have a page open from your site that explains them I think. I'll have a read soon.
As far as you and JsX talking about top mount nuts or through neck mount, I believe you mean whether or not there are screws visible on the back of the neck behind the locking felt pads. As you said, I only have top mounts.
I've been reading a bit about the locking stud bolts. I haven't been able to look at mine, but what you're saying about the groove angle makes sense. I feel like it might be worth it to pick up some stud bolts to replace mine. When you say to replace the studs with Edge studs, do you refer to the original Edge? I can get some ordered ASAP if so. And as Jsx asked, Will they just screw right in? If they require modification to the actual hole drilled into the body, I will most likely find someone to do that for me. My skills only go so far lol.
Thank you guys tremendously for helping me sort this out. I'll post up the remaining pictures of my guitar in my next reply.