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02-20-2007 02:28 PM
Re: trem stability

I'd really like to know what are the differences between the Lo TRS and the TRS 101, becuase I keep seeing the 101 mentioned but can't really find any info on it.
02-20-2007 01:45 PM
Re: trem stability

Hehe. It's mostly down to the quality of the metal and the smaller details such as locking set screws. The only Ibanez trems to feature the locking set screw are the original Edge and Lo-Pro units. You'll often see us making a fuss about the lack of set screw on the Edge Pro. Fortunately the EP bridge is still pretty stable without them, but much improved when the locking stud mod is done. See the guide at for more info.

Once again, thanks to Rich for his great guides.
02-20-2007 01:39 PM
Re: trem stability

Great thanks alot, i always thought it had something to do with its shape lol, ahwel
02-20-2007 12:54 PM
Re: trem stability

It's usually due to the studs / adjustment screws (the posts that the knife edges pivot on), or the quality of the metal the trem is built from which determines how fast the knife edges and / or posts wear, etc. The tremolo springs also play a part in stability. These wear out after a while (it'll usually take a long time), and the sharpness of the knife edges also affects stability.

The best bridges you can buy are the top of the line Ibanez ones -- Edge, Edge Lo-Pro, and Edge Pro. There are some OK bridges on the cheaper models such as the Edge III (apparently it's an improvement over the Edge Pro II, etc), and of the other, non-Ibanez bridges, the Original Floyd Rose is good, plus the OFR's made by Schaller and Gotoh.

The cheap crap ones you should try and avoid are the Lo-TRS II and TRS in general, though some are better than others, such as the TRS 101.
02-20-2007 09:46 AM
trem stability

Ok, so i've been reading alot how other trems are more stable than others, but what i've been wondering is why exactly are different trems more stable than others?

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