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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-13-2002, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trem Posts on older Ibanez models

My question is do you have to have trem posts the with the set screws for an Edge or Lo Pro? I recently picked up a 440 Power and noticed that the trem posts have no set screws, and this isn't the first time that it's happened. I have an early Radius that had the same situation. Anyone else ever have this situation on there older Ibanez guitars?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-13-2002, 01:08 PM
 
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oh, i'm not the only one!

my first Ibanez is a RG410PWH, which has absolutely NOTHING to do with a common RG that we all know, and yes, she's Japanese (#F724524)!
The Edge is NOT recessed, and its posts don't have the Stud Lock Screws in.
weird, but funny to have! i think there aren't much around...
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I bought an old Edge trem off of eBay & the posts didn't have the set screws and I noticed the trem arm holder sticks out on top a little also.
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yeah,
as you can see on '86/'87 catalogs.

but can it be set flush to the trem plate?
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Compare the housing for the trem bar with the housing on one of your newer models and see if there the same? If so then there shouldn't be any problem setting it flush. I have a one more questions now......

What kind of tool does everyone use on the top part of the trem housing? Like if you were trying to remove the entire housing from the trem.

Also I realized I just removed to trem posts from my Radius but forgot to loosen the set screws. So both set screws are just sitting vertical in the anchors *duh*
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no damages if you LOOSEN the posts without having loosened the set screws before, i guess, but i loosen them in both cases, though.
just remember NOT TO TIGHTEN THE POSTS WITHOUT HAVING LOOSENED THE SET SCREWS BEFORE!!!

Scott,
what do you exactly mean with trem housing?
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I mean Tremolo bar housing. Sorry
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to remove the arm-socket:

- loosen the arm-retainer screw and its spring under the arm-socket barrel
- loosen the arm-socket's hex bolt under the baseplate with an Allen key
- pull off the arm-socket by loosening it with a large flat screwdriver
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The question about set screws or not was discussed in another thread a couple of months ago. I don't think there was a definite answer to which models had set screws and which ones didn't but I think that:

- RGs with Edge don't have set screws
- Separately sold Edge tremolos don't have set screws
- All JEM models do have set screws.

I might remember incorrectly so do a forum search to see if I'm correct here or not.
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Well, RGs(with the Edge) deifinitely *DO* have the set screw posts.

At least, all the modern body-style ones I've seen have them. All my RGs have them, including a 1988 750.

I think they didn't start the set screws until 1987, when they started putting deep routs on Edge equiped guitars, but this is just a theory.
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- RGs with Edge don't have set screws
- Separately sold Edge tremolos don't have set screws
- All JEM models do have set screws.
I don't know where this came from but here's teh facts since 1987...

every edge/lopro trem installed from ibanez should have studs w/ setscrews. This includes jems and rgs alike. if you buy the edge trem kit, and it includes studs, they will have set screws. the trem posts have not changed for 2 decades until recently, now they have a cut/ring to identify them... glen
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i've got the set screws on my '87 babes:

ProLine 1770
Maxxas MX-3 (w/HQ bridge)
RG550
RG560

only the Radius and the RG410 don't have the set screws.
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I don't know where this came from
It came from the back of my head, I did write that it could be wrong, right

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If you buy the edge trem kit, and it includes studs, they will have set screws.
This must be incorrect. I bought an Edge and it came with studs but no set screws. The package was never opened before I did so the studs couldn't have been replaced.
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maybe the distributor swapped out the parts or things are handled differently over there.

either way the only posts to consider are the standard ones with the set-screws ...glen
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Actually if it's one of the old boxed sets with the LONG black trem blocks, these are from the mid 80's for the top mounted style trems and they don't have set screws
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