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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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What makes a cheap Edge cheap??

What makes an Edge Pro 2 (or any of the cheaper Ibanez tremolos) cheap?? I'd like to know because rite now i have an Edge Pro 2 that needs a desperate replacement, but instead of replacing the WHOLE thing, I was thinking of just replacing the parts that NEED replacing (ex.: saddles, bridge studs, etc..)

Anyone?? Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 05:57 AM
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Re: What makes a cheap Edge cheap??

They are made from cheaper materials. In the long run, you can end up spending a lot more money buying a bunch of cheap parts as things wear out rather than just spending more money up front and getting something higher quality in the first place.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 09:25 AM
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Re: What makes a cheap Edge cheap??

Generally, cheaper trems are made of softer metal. The main problem is wearing on the knife edges. When they are worn they don't return to the same position after use.

Listen to the wise words of Matheau, it will probably end up costing more to upgrade the parts on your current trem than it would to replace it altogether, and even with upgrades, it will never be as good as the real deal.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-15-2008, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What makes a cheap Edge cheap??

thanks for the good advice guys - i was thinking the same thing i'll get an original edge trem
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