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post #46 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-15-2020, 08:04 PM
 
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These are what rich is referring to as the posts/studs

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202974731288

If these can screw into your inserts then you're golden. You can just buy a set and screw them in. If your inserts have to be removed then you can still do that, it's just a bit more difficult if you've never done it.


If rich can confirm if they indeed to just screw into your inserts all you need to do to replace the posts themselves is loosen the strings... And remove one trem spring at a time, pop the bridge off the studs... Screw the studs out, screw the new ones in. Tune the guitar, set the action... And set the intonation.
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These are what rich is referring to as the posts/studs

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202974731288

If these can screw into your inserts then you're golden. You can just buy a set and screw them in. If your inserts have to be removed then you can still do that, it's just a bit more difficult if you've never done it.


If rich can confirm if they indeed to just screw into your inserts all you need to do to replace the posts themselves is loosen the strings... And remove one trem spring at a time, pop the bridge off the studs... Screw the studs out, screw the new ones in. Tune the guitar, set the action... And set the intonation.
Those are edge 3 studs, crap, and will not fit, and $5 more than new edge 3 studs cost.

Edge studs. $14 each.

Never loosen strings to remove the bridge strings on. There is never a need to.
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Those are edge 3 studs, crap, and will not fit, and $5 more than new edge 3 studs cost.

Edge studs. $14 each.

Never loosen strings to remove the bridge strings on. There is never a need to.
I was able to find these on Reverb: https://reverb.com/item/27041840-iba...ge-lo-pro-edge

Says they fit the LoPro and original Edge?

And when you say never loosen strings to remove bridge, you mean to say if I'm careful I can just remove the springs from the back and keep my strings as they were?

And I hate to be so pedantic, but I'm also taking this as Original Edge studs are direct replacement, and will thread into my original stud holes?
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These are what rich is referring to as the posts/studs

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202974731288

If these can screw into your inserts then you're golden. You can just buy a set and screw them in. If your inserts have to be removed then you can still do that, it's just a bit more difficult if you've never done it.


If rich can confirm if they indeed to just screw into your inserts all you need to do to replace the posts themselves is loosen the strings... And remove one trem spring at a time, pop the bridge off the studs... Screw the studs out, screw the new ones in. Tune the guitar, set the action... And set the intonation.
Those are edge 3 studs, crap, and will not fit, and $5 more than new edge 3 studs cost.

Edge studs. $14 each.

Never loosen strings to remove the bridge strings on. There is never a need to.

Sorry about that, just got home. I should have read it more thoroughly.
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Re: Ibanez Jen BFP tremolo instability?

Why would anybody pay $8 less for old V groove worn studs than you could buy new redesigned studs for? Unless you're trying to match something from the early 90's. But they are ED/LE studs.

https://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/remove.htm
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2LE2-B should be the part number. They're on eBay all the time. But they are probably going to be about $40-45 shipped.
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https://www.ibanezrules.com/parts.htm

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That's what we're waiting for! Haha don't be shy about plugging some sales man. We rely on guys like you. I'm sure sometimes that's annoying... It is what it is though 😆.
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Actually I rely on guys like you not pointing people to more expensive options when the best option has always been right under your noses
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Re: Ibanez Jen BFP tremolo instability?

Oh fantastic! I didn't expect to be able to order them from the site. I figured they'd be hard to find. Thank you so much for the link. I'll be ordering a set and I'll report back with my findings. Thank you both for hanging in there with me.
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Re: Ibanez Jen BFP tremolo instability?

As already stated. if you can dive and come back in tune, just touch the bar sharp and all strings stay sharp, that's the only way new studs will help you. If that's not your problem studs aren't your problem.
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Yes that is happening to mine. After a dive it will be in tune still. But if I pull the bar slightly back, I end up with sharp strings.
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Sorry, I haven't followed close enough. Then studs are your problem.
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Re: Ibanez Jen BFP tremolo instability?

2 things to look at.
#1-the proper "level" is with the bottom of the bridge baseplate parallel with the body(which might be tough to see if it sits well below the surface).
#2-take a really close look at the nut and make sure its tight against the end of the fingerboard. If you any gap there, that would explain things being messed up.

I've done hundreds of setups on Floyd Rose and Ibanez bridges and I find certain things really help.
#1-I cut several blocks of wood that fit under the back of the bridge, and cut them at several thicknesses(from 3mm up to 10mm). I drop one in the cavity under the back of the bridge and swap them out until I find the one that will block the bridge at the proper tilt(bottom of the plate parallel with the top of the body), and this must also be with the overall height(action) you want.
#2-I tighten the claw so the springs pull the bridge hard against the stop block(step #1), tune the guitar to pitch(do not lock the nut yet).
#3-adjust the intonation
#4-lock the nut and adjust the fine tuners so the guitar is in tune(against the stop block)
#5-push the bar down and remove the stop block(the guitar will go sharp).
#6-back off the claw screws(evenly) until the guitar is back to pitch(in tune).
If you've done all this, the bridge should be good to go. If it doesn't return to pitch, look for possible friction points(the stud and knife edge, springs against wood in the cavity, the trem rubbing anywhere). Hope you get it sorted as that can be really frustrating.
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