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So I just recently bought an 05 rg1570. Quite nice...acquired it after tiring of headless Kiesels and steinbergers. I enjoyed the locking to floating function of the S-trem type.

The RG1570 has an edge pro trem it’s different than the trem I had on my FGM100, and various others, but quite smooth nonetheless. Grown quite fond of the guitar. So sought out looking for ways, to lock the trem.

Enter the Backstop: yeah, hard to find and expensive anymore. After talking to Rich at Ibanezrules (who doesn’t have a high opinion of the backstop), looking for a manual .pdf, and monkeying around with the knobs and spring tension.

I can confirm that a backstop will indeed allow an ibanez trem to Drop D and stay in tune. Granted I am a lazy player, I barely play rythym and use daddario NYXL 8s and Rev Willy 7s for legato purposes.

The screws that hold the spring claw still has a lot room so my guess that heavier gauges will also have success likewise.

Now what this does: makes the bar feel like a very tight steinberger s-trem: violin smooth but no flutter, none.

What I do NOT think I possible is to set the backstop to function this way and then disengage it so I can go back to a free fluttery trem. If there is please message me.

I am only posting this since I could not find a definitive answer on this.
 

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All of my Jems have the edge pro, and I have the FLoyd Upgrades tremstopper installed in all of them. I cannot speak high enough of it. Easy to install, and forever lets you drop / lower pitches with your trem, but won't pull up or go out of tune if you break a string or do alternate tunings. I think it increases sustain, too,,,,keeping all parts in contact. And, if you ever want it free floating, its as simple as pie. You just loosen a nut. (not one of yours......on the tremstopper :)) W A Y LESS complex looking than what I see above.
 
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