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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2001, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Scalloping Frets

I'm planning to scalloping my last 6 frets of my Ibanez RG470. I was wondering what's the appropriate depth for each scalloped fret.
Another question if anyone knows if an Ibanez Lo-pro Edge could easily replace the current Ibanez Lo-TRS bridge I currently have.
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scallop as little as you need for a good feel. As per the FAQ the LoPro/Edge will NOT fit a TRS equipped guitar. Personally speaking i'd sell that axe and reconsider the scalloping on a Japanese RG5xx or better... glen
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2001, 07:38 PM
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You will need to router out about 1/16" or better on both sides of the trem cavity if your serious about making the change and dont want to replace the whole guitar.........the Edge is just that much wider as far as trem cavities are concerned....

If your going to Scallop the neck take a look at this tutorial on how to do it.....
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if you want to see a decent description on scalloping, see the previous topic entitled "scalloping the fingerboard". *im not sure about the one-size-fits-all take on files for scalloping -- i think my version is more difficult to screw up and allows for the different radii necessary as you move up the neck.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2001, 03:26 AM
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Shawn that one tool was ment for the top 4-6 frets alone.....

Of course you'll need larger files for wider spaces if you were planning to go all the way up the fret board.....
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2001, 10:45 AM
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ah, understood
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