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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lo-TRS Replacement

Hello:

I got an RG470 from the year 2000. It comes with a Lo-TRS tremolo. I have the 7 strings version on 2 guitars and I never had any issues with it. But since I did not paid much for it, I may change it on the 6 string.

I found this info here on the forum:

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To retrofit an Edge/LoPro in a TRS/OFR guitar:

The Edge/LoProEdge will not directly swap into your Ibanez (or other guitar) with a TRS/TRS-II/OFR. A few modifications will typically be required
•Tremolo Routing Changes - You will need to increase the length of the cavity (in front of the posts and behind the fine tuners), you might have to widen the cavity and you will have to rout the cavity deeper for full pull-up. This is probably more of a headache than it's worth, since the body finish of an already "cheap" guitar will be effected. Due to manufacturing tollerances, it is sometimes possible to "shoehorn" the Edge/LoPro into the Korean ibanez, but this is the exception, not the rule.
•Tremolo Posts - All these locking trems have the same post-to-post measurements. However, the Edge equipped guitars have body anchors that accept the Edge posts which use a set-screw to further stabilize the post to the body anchor. This is a major improvement and something the TRS/OFR guitars lack. It keeps the post from wobbling or moving in the body anchor. The Edge posts do not fit the TRS body anchors. In order to install the improved Edge posts in your TRS equipped guitar, the TRS body anchors will have to be REMOVED (drilled out typically) and replaced with the Edge anchors (glued into the body) before you can use the Edge post with locking set screw.

Best Choice Option - If you have a TRS/TRS-II equipped Ibanez guitar, you can install the Floyd Rose Original/Pro without any modifications to your guitar. That is the easiest and best alternate.
Is this accurate? I also realized the original thread is from 2008, maybe older. Is there any other options today or is this still the best option?

I don't want to route or modify the body.

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Re: Lo-TRS Replacement

If your adamant about not altering the body, an OFR is your best choice

HOWEVER

I put a Lo-Pro into an RG450 with Lo-TRS II. It only required a very small amount of hand sanding to the inside of the trem cavity to get good clearance. I didn't use any power tools. It took 20 minutes INCLUDING changing out the crappy korean studs and inserts and putting in MIJ locking studs and inserts.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/lo...te-124868.html
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Re: Lo-TRS Replacement

if i remember right the lo-trs and trs 2 will switch out with an original floyd rose without modification .
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Re: Lo-TRS Replacement

Is it a Lo-trs or lo-trs II that you are wanting to replace?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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Re: Lo-TRS Replacement

I have a lo-pro it's nice.
Just fits in easy
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