Re: Zero trem series vs edge series
It's a combination. The quality of the metal finishing and plating is not even close to Japanese. The steel saddle lock down plate was dropped so the saddles lock down into the pot metal base only. Many have stripped for little to no reason. The fine tuners have little burl, and because of the pincher design of the saddle are tough to turn. That pincher design is how they got around a patent issue but I'm not a big fan, and on the EZ2's many of the forked tail are poorly cast and actually pinch the fine tuner making them extremely stiff. The intonation screw is tough to turn and many times pops up off it's seat when using it, much less the inch longer rout on the front of the guitar so it can be used that doesn't look anywhere near as good as an Edge/LoPro rout. The string lock screws oval fast, I sell a lot of those, and they just jacked the price to $4 each. The T lock blocks flip out and get lost easy, I sell a lot of those too, $7. The bushing is now $7, but it does last. The ZPS is good for amateurs because it makes tuning easier, but makes playing stiffer also.