Ibanez RG350m question, bridge replacement
Hello all, I'm pretty new so if this question doesn't belong here I apologize!
So a few years ago I purchased this guitar from a friend of mine, mainly because it was a steal of a deal and I liked the look of the guitar. Before hand I was using some pretty crappy Strat knockoffs, and being that I play mainly metal and dropped tuning jams, it wasn't working out well. This guitar has performed for me greatly, but I'm planning on dropping a set of Bare Knuckle Miracle Man or Aftermaths into it here soon. The problem is I don't want to invest into the guitar, based on the bridge.
The bridge has been replaced with an Ibanez Edge II I believe, based on some research. The sides of the bridge have been shaved off to make the bridge fit in the cavity correctly. I believe this was done because the bridge is gold, which looks way cooler than the original black bridge that comes with the guitar stock. I'm worried that because of this, the bridge won't sit right over time or when I start making these pick up modifications. I have a friend who works in a local recording studio who had mentioned that when you alter the bridge itself it can affect balancing which will throw the guitar off. Now I haven't had any issues with this, but before I make and additional investments into this thing, I want to be sure. Below are pictures, thanks for any help!