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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Swapping out an edge 3

Well, I have an Ibanez Edge 8. Great instrument, I like everything about it, from the platinum blond finish to the pickups and the coil tapping options. But one thing must change: the edge 3 is a terrible tremolo system. The gold is fading off it, it refuses to stay in tune, and you cannot pull back on it without the truss rod creeking. I'm tired of applying maintance to it; it must go. My question is would I be able to swap it out for an Original Edge or Edge Pro without having to do any additional routing?
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Re: Swapping out an edge 3

Take a look: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/ed...edge+3+tremolo

You should be able to swap the Edge III with an Edge Pro without doing any routing. The same goes for Original Floyd Rose.
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Re: Swapping out an edge 3

I have a Jem7vwh with an Original Edge and I can confirm for you that the Original Edge did not fit into the Edge Pro routing so I suspect that you will likely have to do some work to swap the Edge III with an Original Edge. Some dremmel work was required on the body of my Jem7vwh and a little filing was done on the corners of the bridge to make it fit properly. Here is alink to some photos - there is a close up of the bridge:

http://s831.photobucket.com/albums/z...nez%20Jem7vwh/
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Re: Swapping out an edge 3

The edge pro is a drop-in replacement for the edge 3 (you don't have to mod anything to get it to fit in)
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Re: Swapping out an edge 3

My bad... should have seen the big sticky'd topic

With that said, I might getone in black hardware, but how does it stack up in quality and tuning stability? Just curious
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Re: Swapping out an edge 3

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My bad... should have seen the big sticky'd topic

With that said, I might getone in black hardware, but how does it stack up in quality and tuning stability? Just curious
It's an excellent trem--one of the best!



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