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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello fellas, haven't been here for a while but here I am with another question. How do locking studs work? I've googled everything I can and here is my problem. On my RG550 a luthier got rid of the locking studs mechanism cause it was broken, I mean all the threads were messed up due to...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, new here. Just bought a 2003 Prestige RG2550EX. I'm loving it so far (even the IBZ pups...LOVE them) but the only "complaint" I have is that it returns ever so flat/sharp. I'm going to attribute this to the fact that the Edge Pro doesn't have locking studs because it's setup very well...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I recently picked up a 1550M from Japan and I'm a little perplexed about the trem studs. they don't appear to have any locking bolt inside of them (I can't get an allen wrench down there they appear to be filled, but I still find it very difficult to turn them to adjust the action. Is this...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey Guys :) I've got a Jem 555 that I wouldn't mind getting to sound better, and a RG350DXZ I picked up in mint cond second hand that I'm sure can be improved without spending to much cash. * Firstly, is it worth spending some time and money on these or just selll 'em and get a premium or...
  5. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Selling the whole complete Bridge kit the anchors are brand new from the Cosmo edge that's in the 7vwh now, comes with arm and two spare washers, 3 springs which are almost new, spring claw, screws, spring retainer bar and its two small screw, anchors and locking studs these are the 2el2b type...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello. I recently bought an Ibanez RG2550E, which is an incredible guitar and the best playing guitar I have ever played! However, after a setup it still will not stay 100% in tune with heavy use of the whammy, so I ordered the locking studs. I understand now that I completely misunderstood what...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys! I want to ask something. Just restringed my RG 550, and decided to set it up again, cause i barely play this guitar now. The reason is that when i play it my Jackson which i mainly use on gigs seems to me like a plank with strings. Anyway this is not important. So adjusted the truss...
  8. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Looking for the pair of locking studs for the original Ibanez Edge bridge. I don't need the anchors, just the studs. I don't really want to pay more than $20 for the pair, people ask way too much for these things. Let me know what you've got. I would prefer cosmo or black, but if the price is...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just wondering if either studs are interchangeable with each other... meaning, is it possible [or worth trying] to use the locking studs from an LP/Edge on an EZ or vice-versa? i mean, i know both have the same diameter when mounted to its base, however, the studs used on an EZ have a much...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Does anyone here know where I can find a drawing of the pro studs? I need the specs of the angles where the bridge plate rides in
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Is there any place to buy these separately from the trem? I am thinking about a build (just thinking at this stage), and want to use a Floyd, but would need the locking studs.
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    how do I "nudge" the locking screw that's pretty much stuck in the stud? I tried my best using a 1.5mm allen wrench [with the stud removed from the insert] but afraid the wrench might break from too much force... Would a 1.5mm wrench with a larger grip work better? I also tried WD-40 but that...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've got a Jackson DK1 on the way, but was wondering if Rich's Locking Stud Mod for the Edge Pro would work on an OFR also...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, Im a noob. I have an RG7620VK, and when I first got it, I took it in to be set up. This was a while ago, and now I want to change tunings. (I want to tune up to beadgbe from adgcfad) I have read Rich's website tech section, and attempted to follow his instructions, when I found out the...
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Does the Js series come with locking studs? My rg550 has them and I love em. I was wondering if my Js1000 will have them when it gets here.
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have 2 rg470s that have served me pretty well gigging. I use the whammy bar extensively and experience lack of trem tunining stability. So, I researched this forum (thank you to all) and other sources extensively; I considered 1570s, 2570s, and 8570s, and so far, I've bought on 570. I've...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The previous owner of my UV7BK had 10's, and the action was pretty high, he used 4 springs. Now I'm making the setup with 9's, and I can't low the action as much as I want. I guess the bridge is too raised, but I'm not sure. I tried all the spring configs, with 3 and 4 springs, and the best was...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    HI. What year did Ibanez stop using the locking studs? I want to know if a 2000 guitar I will buy will need the Harris mod. thanks!
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hasn't anyone every tried this? Is it possible, necessary, or desirable?
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey there! I didn't find this info here. Is there anyone that made a step-by-step guide on how to replace the new trem posts for the good-old locking trem posts? I read the tutorial on Rich's www.ibanezrules.com, but it's still very blurry to me. Anyone, please?
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