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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Let me make sure I've got this straight

A). If I have the new edge pro tremolo, then in order for it to function correctly, I need to purchase the 2LE2B locking stud/posts and replace the current posts?

B). If on my lopro edge when I lift the bar I go out of tune, then when I dive bomb it returns to tune, I also need new 2LE2B locking stud/posts?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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BTW, this is what I gathered from reading the Tech Setup on the front page.
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maybe some setup issues. on the new edge pro you can replace the studs with the old school studs for better performance but definetly not to operate. as for your lo pro, try setting it up a little. Mine works perfectly fine and I have old studs.
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I've exhausted those options, thanks. Still curious about those 2LE2B locking stud/posts for both issues.
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Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight

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A). If I have the new edge pro tremolo, then in order for it to function correctly, I need to purchase the 2LE2B locking stud/posts and replace the current posts?
No...you don't need to. However, it is the opinion of many that over time the studs will oblong the anchor in the body wood due to the amount of play there is in the threads...totaly up to you.

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B). If on my lopro edge when I lift the bar I go out of tune, then when I dive bomb it returns to tune, I also need new 2LE2B locking stud/posts?
Several thing to look for here.
1. Make sure the nut is tight to the neck.
2. Make sure the nut pads are alligned correctly. They have a curved side that matches the nut.
3. Make sure your string retainer is adjusted properly. It should be adjusted so the string is barely off the back of the nut.

The studs described depend on the production year of your guitar. Rich would be able to address those better than I. But there seems to be a binding issue between the stud and the knife.
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Loose studs [ie, those that don't lock] can add to instability in tuning from dive to pull-up. It's not just a question of oblonging the insert holes

The full stability checklist is here
http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setu..._stability.htm
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 11:46 PM
 
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yea

speaking of new trems if you have a Edge Pro II can you swap it for the new Edge Pro?? The site's kind of unclear on this.. I know you can't use the older ones.
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I don't think you can just replace the Edge Pro posts with the locking ones, you would also need to replace the post bushings for them to be effective. Because the new post bushings don't have bottoms. Therefore, nothing for the locking post to lock to. Except wood.
I also think it was covered early on when these new trems came out that none are compatable with each other, whether it's the Edge Pro, Pro II, or Edge/LoPro.
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I don't think you can just replace the Edge Pro posts with the locking ones, you would also need to replace the post bushings for them to be effective. Because the new post bushings don't have bottoms. Therefore, nothing for the locking post to lock to. Except wood.
There are no post bushings on the Edge Pro are there? Hence the oblonging of the wood. The way I understand it is that when you replace the studs on the Edge Pro with the 2LE2B's you just tap the little locking bit into the wood.

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You canNOT lock locking studs into wood
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I would like to point out that the stability thing is an issue on SOME new trem guitars. I have played a lot of them with perfect return, so check yours first instead of thinking that EP's automatically require locking studs.

As Rich's list states, the main thing is having the strings properly stretched. I would say most of the guitars I've seen with 'problems' had only misstretched strings, some had loose bolts (specially the nut and neck joint), and the very few had 'real' issues.
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You canNOT lock locking studs into wood
my bad

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I would like to point out that the stability thing is an issue on SOME new trem guitars. I have played a lot of them with perfect return, so check yours first instead of thinking that EP's automatically require locking studs.

As Rich's list states, the main thing is having the strings properly stretched. I would say most of the guitars I've seen with 'problems' had only misstretched strings, some had loose bolts (specially the nut and neck joint), and the very few had 'real' issues.
Evidently you're running into more "good" guitars than I am
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