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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2016, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Replacing floyd rose - Corrosion S540 LTD

Hi,

I have an 1990 S5450 LTD and common to these old guitars is the bridge/trem is often corroding and losing its color. Wondering if there was a fix for this corrosion, if not, what would be a suitable replacement for this trem?

I am not sure what model it is and would be happy to get some recommendations.



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Re: Replacing floyd rose - Corrosion S540 LTD

That is the Lo-Pro Edge. You should be able to find a replacement from Rich (IbanezRules) or eBay. Only way to avoid wear is to not touch the tremolo. It will happen over time, also if you replace it with a mint tremolo. Call it patina and rock on!
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Re: Replacing floyd rose - Corrosion S540 LTD

New trems do not have the "Licensed" line in the mold since the patents have run out. If you want to keep originality you'd need to buy a used trem.
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Re: Replacing floyd rose - Corrosion S540 LTD

Ic... thanks! I did a quick search for lo pro edge and the original ones are not cheap! Doesn't matter if it has license on it or not. Are there upgrade options that would also fit in this guitar? Thanks.
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Re: Replacing floyd rose - Corrosion S540 LTD

You're gonna want that OEM bridge - it's a wonderful unit. Go see Rich - or price out having it bead blasted and powdercoated. Strange paint defects around your routes and pickup rings/switch bezel. Was this resprayed? Can you upload more shots? It's making me want to cry a little. I love DSY.
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Re: Replacing floyd rose - Corrosion S540 LTD

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You're gonna want that OEM bridge - it's a wonderful unit. Go see Rich - or price out having it bead blasted and powdercoated. Strange paint defects around your routes and pickup rings/switch bezel. Was this resprayed? Can you upload more shots? It's making me want to cry a little. I love DSY.
Haha not it hasn't been resprayed.. its not originally DSY. You are looking at plastidip. Thought I give it a shot, but it didn't turn out well.

The guitar is originally blue... going to really spray it.. may use something similar to DSY.. with a metallic base coat. I may keep the hardware as it is.. if it's too expensive or too much trouble to fix it. Its still functional...
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