Re: Project: If an Ibanez DSY RG550 & RG1527 Had a Baby...
Decision/Opinions: Trem & Hardware Color
There's another aesthetic decision that I've really been struggling with: the trem model and hardware color. I've always loved 1) the flat-black hardware and 2) Edge or Edge Lo Pro... used in the 550's. However, this guitar obviously has a Cosmo Edge Pro 7 and corresponding hardware. Not to mention a top-mount locking nut.
That said, here are my options. What would you guys do?
1. Easy: Just stick with the Edge Pro 7 in cosmo. I already have all the parts, hardware etc., and it's what the body was routed for so it'll drop right in with no mods.
2. Hard: Install flat black Lo-Pro Edge 7. I actually have one of these, in mint condition, that I nabbed of the 'bay super cheap. However, this would require filling and re-drilling the trem stud holes, and possibly some routing of the cavity. I'm just not sure I want to put the guitar through that (though Atomic Guitars is more than capable). Additionally, flat black 48mm locking nuts are damn near impossible to find (top mount or rear mount).
3. Hardest: Install flat black Original Edge 7. In addition to all the issues listed in #2 above, I'm not sure if flat black OE 7's even exist. If they do, they'll be nearly impossible to find in decent condition.
4. Another Option: Install a non-Ibanez trem. This isn't going to happen. Blasphemy!
Last edited by webmaestro; 08-16-2015 at 06:15 PM.