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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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zr bridge question

can i put a edge pro bridge into a s520 that currently has a zr bridge without modification?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 08:08 AM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

I would ask your local music dude, take your guitar and let him check the cavity etc. Can I ask you why you wanna change the ZR?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: zr bridge question

i dont have to much experience with tremolo bridges and i thought edge pro's would be easier to deal with because of the string ball cutting thing,is it really an issue?would u recommend it for me?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 09:33 AM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

you can avoid cutting strings ball-ends with a ZR bridge too by loading the strings with the ball-end at the tuning peg's side. but what's the problem on cutting strings ball-ends?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 06:15 PM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

I wouldn't do that. (First of all, I don't think you can make that switch without serious modifications.) The ZR is a great bridge in its own right. Having to cut balls off strings is the least of your setup problems and certainly isn't enough reason to make that change. As nuno said, you can always string them up at the peg end.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 01:21 PM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

The ZR uses bearing points, so it's extremely smooth. It also has a built in intonation tool so there's no messing about trying 2 get to ya saddles to get your intonation correct. With this bearing point, where the pivot points wear on knife edges, it takes no wear. It's the best trem really, the most reliable. Not forgetting the Zero point and easy spring adjustment! Keep the ZR, TRUST ME, cutting the ball ends off is worth it for such a great trem. The edge pro feels almost the same as the OFR, the ZR will be smoother (I have not tried this trem but might be soon.)
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 02:16 PM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

I've got an S on the way now with the ZR trem. I'm very much so looking forward to giving it a good test drive. I agree with everyone else that cutting off the ball ends is certainly NOT worth changing bridges over. It's actually a LOT easier to just string the ball ends at the headstock, plus it looks cooler and it keeps you from having those sharp points at the headstock that you sometimes prick yourself on.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 05:04 PM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

I tried one the other day, they're stiffer, not far from a fixed bridge feel! The Zero point system makes the trem rock solid! Excellent for Palm muting! Because of this it is slightly harder to bend, but you can always remove the reverse tension bar!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 05:25 PM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

I've heard pretty good things about the tuning stability of the trem, but I just want to know if that only applies when the zero point system is active. I was reading the instructions for the trem and it said that you could remove the little bar and two springs attached to it to make the trem fully floating, so I was just wondering if the tuning stability would still be on par with say, an Edge Pro, if you did this.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 05:32 PM
 
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Re: zr bridge question

It would be pretty much the same system but bearings, I'd say yes. Unfortunatly the damn shop dude would'nt get the arm out for me so I had to try it by hand! Still cool though
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