Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Re: 7 string version of new 24 fret 'S'
The Edge-Zero doesn't actually block though, does it?
As far as I know it has the same ZPS stabilization system as the ZR tremolo, which gives you a more stable 'zero-point', but not to the point where you can actually change the tuning.
It's not that hard to adjust the tremolo for a new tuning with the thumbscrew at the back though.
So as far as I know, the only difference between the ZR and the EZ is the ball-bearings vs knife edges. In which case I wonder why people would prefer one over the other.
In fact, I wonder why Ibanez made the EZ in the first place. I always thought that the main issue with knife edges was that they could get dull and mess up the stability of the tremolo... Ball bearings don't have that problem, so shouldn't they be the better choice?