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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey there, I got this guitar second hand. I can't figure out what type of insert is in this stud post for the trem. It looks to me like a hex, but nothing seems to fit. I also have a '93 with a Lo Pro Edge and the allen key works for that but it looks much different...you can't really see the...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I took my Ibanez RG652AHM with Edge Tremolo to my tech today, and he adjusted the truss rod and I told him i was having trouble with returning back to tune after using the bar. It's tuned to E standard with 10-46 gauge strings. He adjusted the bridge for me, which before I took to him, had the...
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    Hi, I am new here. Great site. As the title suggests, I was careless last night and broke the arm off inside the socket of my Edge trem while trying to get enough slack in the strings to pull my pickguard out. Rather stupid as I was in a rush to get something done and took a shortcut. Is...
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    Hi, I am new here, but I've been reading this forum for a while. I have an original Fuji Gen RG550 with the Edge trem. An act carelessness resulted in my trem arm breaking off inside the socket. I have a drill set but no easy outs, ect. Is there a way to disassemble just that part of the...
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Last night I was trying to lower the action a bit on my Jem70V and the allen head on the tremolo stud just broke in half. The action isn't even as low as I have it on my RG4EXFM1 which cost a third of the price. I'm pretty pissed at this and I was already starting to connect with the way this...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I want to loosen the springs in the back of the Edge tremolo as the tremolo is now pulled back too much. Do I need to remove the strings or something else, before I loosen the screws that holds the springs in the back of the tremolo?
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    Hello everyone, I have a '91 RG760. One of the things I have been concerned about for the longest is how the headstock bends or gets pulled forward when I pull up on the trem (and I think that's how the cracks behind the nut developed). Basically, the higher I set the bridge, the more its prone...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys! I have an Ibanez 450s from around 1990 or '91 that needs its saddles replaced big time. The finish is coming off most of them and the bottom plates are cracked or chipped away. There are grooves in some of the saddles from string wear that I'm sure are causing premature string...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just won an auction for an origional edge tremolo that I got for a steel of a price. It looks to be in great condition but its dirty and black finish is worn of in a few places. Cleaning it up is no problem, I am wondering though, is there anything I can do to restore the black finish?
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I recently got an rg 550 for a fairly good price. Once I looked at it closer, I found that the action was fairly high from around the 12th fret down. In order to get a decent action, I have to lower the bridge to the point that the saddle insert rectangle goes under the cavity rout. I suspect...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all, I am looking for piezo saddles for the original Edge tremolo. So far all I found are drop-in replacements for FR and low-profile FR. Is a piezo-equipped Edge even possible? Thanks in advance
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'll be using this as a build thread for my '87 540PCO. Came in yesterday. Needless to say I've been playing her all night, even with the not-quite-there-yet action and not-so-smooth frets. I can really tell I'm gonna love this one... !!!BaM!!!
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    Just came in from the Bays of E! Oh god I think I'm in love. everything is in astoundingly nice shape!! the bridge looks BRAND NEW!! not even a scratch on it!! Hard to believe it is 25 years old! THE NECK PLATE ISN'T EVEN WORN!! some good looking numbers there 8) The case is even in...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I am getting an older 80's RG550 and am going to turn it into a JEM guitar ( monkey grip, 3d pyramid fret inlays, etc.) , just for my personal use I want the colors and pickguard style and pickup colors of Steve's Universe guitar from the "For the love of God" video and the newest one with...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, It's been a while since I have posted on here. Recently just picked up my 90 RG550 and trying playing it but noticed that my strings kept going out of tune. So I did some research and started tinkering/tightening stuff and checking things and I think either i have created grooves into...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello people, I know a lot of you guys have been having problems with the trem bushings on your Edge/LoPro/Edge Pro trem bars. I have encountered a similar problem with worn bushings, so I tried to replace them with new ones, but they still do not keep the bar in one place! Due to my...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Everybody, Long story short, after years of contouring the heel of my strat and messing with my bridge to stay in tune, i gave up and got a used ibanez rg 220. What changed my mind was borrowing my good friends hideous pink early 90s RG. It has an edge tremolo with locking studs. Plays...
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    I'm looking to sell or trade an original edge trem in black. Also, an unfinished comic-book style Rg520 body. Another Jemsiter had done the graphics on the body some time back. I'll let them both go for $150. shipped in the Continental U.S. Email me for pics. If you're wanting to trade...
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  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So what's the story re springs for the original Edge tremolo? The RG 570 I'm in the process of fixing up had three fairly weak springs in it, which look to be Fender Stratocaster style springs. The springs I have in my Gotoh FR are shorter and stronger: I suspect these are what I need in the...
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