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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-24-2018, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG350 original edge install

Hi all, first post -

Got this in a trade and the guy had tried to force an Edge in the trem slot. Unsuccessfully. Chipped the wood and paint a bit, and as you can see - although it moves up and down, it will never, ever intonate like this. Or stay in tune.


Here's the issue - the normal edge III cutouts for these is far to small for proper operation of the trem unit -

No way that's gonna work. You can also see the damage that shoving it in that space creates -

So... how to fix it?? Well, here's my way. First, I measured the cavity and made a templatye in CAD, then cut it out on my laser cutter. It fits very tightly in the cavity.


Next, I cut a template jig for the actual cutout I wanted and lasercut that as well, and created a plug jig by bolting them together with corresponding lasercut holes.



Here's that jig in the body -


Laid the female portion of the jig I created over the plug to align it very, very accurately to the body -


And routed to correct depth in the 2 areas. Notice how flat the deck is where the trem sits now - I swear, this RG350 appears to have originally been routed by someones child. Straightened out and everythings fine now.



This will fit and actually intonate now.



So for those asking the question - will it fit? The answer is yes, but not without some major surgery and know how. Simply filing the edges of the pockets won't get the job done.

What's left now is paint and doing a fret job on the neck - I'll post when I get that part done if there's interest.

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Re: RG350 original edge install

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Another post....
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So I can post pics...
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That was a letdown :-(
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Anyway, spent all day in the shop making jigs for this RG body and working on the neck -
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What's the deal with pics? I read the faq in the help section, and can find nowhere that it's prohibited - is the a specific set of instructions anyone can point me to that's not in the FAQ?
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not sure what's happening there what domain are you using for the pics?
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Truth is, I'm not sure what to use instead of photobucket anymore - what's recommended?

Not sure why the forum software is masking that Domain though - maybe there have been issues with it?
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tinypic was on the censor list but now removed. please try again if it fails i'll put in a support ticket.
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That fixed it, thanks!

See top post - edited and inserted pics

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Nice work!
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