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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

Nice! Can you confirm the Edge on a 555 pulls up 5-frets on the G string with zero rubbing any direction? If so you got a nice surprise! Tolerances (MIK, MII) vary but the chart is just a guide showing what is the expected mod-free (no damage) swapping. What's the old saying there is an exception to every.... So for example, if someone goes and buys a $200 Edge trem to put in their 555 more often than not the result will unfavorable. Emjoy.
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

No issues, the only "problem" is the bad finishing and roughness in the cavity, a simple filing and fine I suspect a lot of the issues are due to this catching the trem. When I first put the Edge in it caught slightly on the righthand side, which is why I filed it flat. There is a LOT of excess paint in the cavity in lumps and bumps and this could be possibly leading people to a false assumption (???) as measuring the 70V cavity and the "mark 2" 555's they were mathematically identical even the trem post spacing was exact!

Would be interested in anyone else with a "mark 2" 555 has tried this, just be sure (for science) that I didn't get lucky

Still going to put the EdgePro in it as cutting ball ends off seems so 1980's
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Here is the Edge trem out of the 70V in the 555 cavity (using the 555's existing trem posts)



Its tight but does fit




You see how close the left corner of the trem is to the curve of the rout. If this one fit it's luck. You cannot put an Edge into an Edge Pro rout because it won't even reach the stud grooves. The corners of the 70V rout are not the same, they're more square, the pickguard is rounded but the rout underneath it is not.
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The larger the sample size the more variation you'll find. But you did file (modify) it, even slightly. That counts for something. Maybe this was possible (and paint messy) because the router bit was worn out (cost savings) thus imprecisely cutting (tearing) away a larger trem route than intended (in the cheap & wet wood)? Tons of possible alibis. But you have a 1mm stud spacing difference and one knife edge flat thus some wiggle room.

Still, the best answer to all things is the simplest one. From roughly 2003-06 the 555 was designed (programmed & setup to route) the body for the new EP2. Not an Edge, not an Edge3 (that came in 07). This goes for all the other Ibanez guitars routed for EP/EP2.
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

You forgot to add that any Gotoh 1996E will fit the OE/LP routes.
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You forgot to add that any Gotoh 1996E will fit the OE/LP routes.
Thanks, is this confirmed full fit & clearance no pull-up limit, etc?
1996E 91.5mm width w/ 73mm spacing (one flat knife edge)
Edge 92mm width with 74mm spacing
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Still going to put the EdgePro in it as cutting ball ends off seems so 1980's
It is, most Floyd users thread from the tuner so the ball-end sits up against the post, no sense in wrapping the post if the string can't slip. Makes string changes much faster as well.
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Thanks, is this confirmed full fit & clearance no pull-up limit, etc?
1996E 91.5mm width w/ 73mm spacing (one flat knife edge)
Edge 92mm width with 74mm spacing
I've talked to people about it, personally I haven't tried it because i havent had to.
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It is, most Floyd users thread from the tuner so the ball-end sits up against the post, no sense in wrapping the post if the string can't slip. Makes string changes much faster as well.
I do that too lol
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

Since 91', and people used to give me sh!t about it!
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

I thought the Gotoh 1996 Trem would fit the edge and edge low pro trem route?
That's a question more than a statement. :-)
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

I apologize to bring up an old thread but I am currently in the process of bringing back to life my Jem555bk and the Lo-Trs II is long past its life. I was looking into the Lo-pro Edge as I loved the low profile of the Lo-Trs II. In the chart I am confused by the section on what bodies the Lo-pro edge can not fit in(Without body routing). It says Edge/LPE. Does that mean those are the only 2 bodies it can fit in with/without routing? Or will it fit in my 555bk but with routing? I have new pickups and a pick guard coming in so I'm pretty much all in on this refurbish and the tremolo is holding me back here.
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

It is confusing wording, but I interpret as saying "It fits nothing BUT Edge/LPE." Meaning it will only swap in-and-out of guitars that are routed for those two trem systems. I would expect to need to commit to routing!
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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

The Gotoh branded floyd does fit in the edge route.

(for some reason I can't upload or embed a picture in this forum. Probably newb problems)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13b6...ew?usp=sharing

You could probably only fit a hair in between the bridge and the cavity on the trem bar side. But hell, it worked lol. On the plus side, the inserts for the gotoh are identical to an edge, all you need are new posts. Plus the gotoh is pretty cheap. I bought that one for $115 on ebay. But since I am a bit OCD... and it didn't look right, I did put the edge in. And now my soul is at rest.

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Re: Tremolo Bridge "what fits where" Reference Chart (master reference thread)

RGT42FM that had a Worn out Edge Pro II. Figured trying to Swap it out for a Floyd Rose Pro 1000 73.91mm pole spacing. From the chart I seen that pole spacing for the Edge pro II was 74mm, So i gave it go. The route is slightly offset which is no big deal to me. Everything cleared by the post barely with no modification. Stable, stays in tune after I setup the intonation. Dont know why the photo is not showing but the link does work if you want to look at it..

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