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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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High End Locking Trems

I'm putting together a custom guitar and the trem route the builder can do for me is either Schaller or Original Floyd Rose, both recessed. Will a Gotoh fit either of these, and is the Gotoh any good? What are some other top of the line trem units other than the obvious Ibanez ones. Also, will any GOOD Ibanez trems fit into an OFR or Schaller route (Lo-Pro, Edge, Edge Pro)?
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Re: High End Locking Trems

the only ibanez trem that will fit a floyd rose route is a Lo-TRS or Lo-TRS II, have him route it deeper for a Edge Lo-Pro
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If you're getting a custom guitar made, have them route the guitar body for an Edge tremolo (as it would fit either the original Edge or the Lo-Pro Edge).

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How much does it cost to purchase a new Lo-Pro by the way?
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I think somewhere between 235-245 plus shipping (per Rich's site, unless I'm reading it wrong):

http://www.ibanezrules.com/parts.htm#Trems

I'd call Rich and find out what he has in stock.

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Ah that's a bit much for me atm, I'm looking at around 150-170...There are some used ones on the bay but if theres one thing I won't buy used its a trem...
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I can understand you not wanting to get a used trem. Hopefully you can find a trem that does the job for you and fits your budget.

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Re: High End Locking Trems

Thanks for all the info! I think I will just go with an OFR or Schaller to be safe and not break the bank. In terms of used trems, I'm just afraid of getting one with worn edges and having to deal with all the Paypal/Bay hassle. While we are on the subject, does anyone know if Mighty Mite makes good necks?
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Re: High End Locking Trems

Do not, i repeat, do not get a Edge Pro!!!! Get a Edge or a Edge lo-pro.
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Re: High End Locking Trems

Get the Gotoh licenced, it's cheaper than the OFR or Schaller and the design is so much better. Feels similar to the edge too. Gotoh make the high-end Ibanez trems so you can be assured of a good quality trem. Plus they come with locking studs, and the arm holder for the whammy bar is the best design out there.
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Re: High End Locking Trems

I'm seriously considering the Gotoh...Does it fit directly into an OFR route?
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Get the Gotoh licenced, it's cheaper than the OFR or Schaller and the design is so much better. Feels similar to the edge too. Gotoh make the high-end Ibanez trems so you can be assured of a good quality trem. Plus they come with locking studs, and the arm holder for the whammy bar is the best design out there.
That's nice to know - any idea what they go for here downunder? I'm steering away from locking trems in favour of the Gotoh/Wilkinson trem and Sperzel locking tuners on the next guitar, but no doubt I'll be back to a Floyd Rose type trem soon....
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Mate they are still hideously overpriced here in Australia like everything else. They retail at $299.00 with most people. A little less than an OFR or Schaller though. You might be able to get one around $250 I'm guessing if you get a decent deal. Still heaps cheaper to buy online from the States though.
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Do not, i repeat, do not get a Edge Pro!!!! Get a Edge or a Edge lo-pro.
And what exactly is wrong with the Edge Pro? BTW, it's not "Edge lo-pro" It's Lo-Pro Edge.

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Re: High End Locking Trems

I remember a few years back - was it 2002? - when the Edge Pro came out and people were going nuts on this board like it was so inferior to the Edge and Edge:LoPro. Partly because of the non-locking studs and some were saying it has plastic parts. I've never played one but it seems like it has some better features.
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