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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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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!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG350m question, bridge replacement

Do you have some pictures of the guitar and the current bridge? It's a bit hard to gauge what you have based on saying Edge II. It wouldn't be an Edge II, maybe an Edge Pro II or Edge III. At any rate throw some pictures up and we can work from there.
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Re: Ibanez RG350m question, bridge replacement

Not sure if that'll work I can't upload or set images due to post count so I set as attatchment
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Re: Ibanez RG350m question, bridge replacement

Ok, hard to tell what the aftermarket bridge is you have in there, but judging by the colour you've got a guitar that originally had an Edge III. What's the serial number on the back of the headstock?

If it had an Edge III originally your best bet for easy install is an Edge Pro. Pricey but a good unit. You'll want to upgrade the studs and anchors too.
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Re: Ibanez RG350m question, bridge replacement

Looks like a Mighty Mite.
You can put a Gotoh in...or any trem with 74mm post spacing.
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Re: Ibanez RG350m question, bridge replacement

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Looks like a Mighty Mite.
You can put a Gotoh in...or any trem with 74mm post spacing.
They won't fit the route without modifying it though. That's a pretty important piece of info that you left out.
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Re: Ibanez RG350m question, bridge replacement

That thing sure looks like a Lo-TRS II to me. It looks like it says Ibanez on the bass side..... can you confirm Proj?

Either way, as LP said- the original was an Edge III. The best upgrade you can make would be an edge-pro with new studs and anchors.

Save you money on the pups and spend it on a great trem instead. It will take you a LOT further than a pickup upgrade.

To answer your question...... No, I wouldn't spend a penny on any other upgrades with that trem in it.
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