Hi, I'm a new user (though I've lurked at Jemsite before). You all have a great site and forum here!
I'm trying to figure the OFR problem out as well. I have a Warmoth body, routed for the OFR, but I really, really want to have an Edge in there. The body I have is lacquered already, so it will be near-impossible to do this mod cleanly, but I'm willing to live with the damage if it means I can have an Edge in there.
As for my bias on the various Floyd trems -- I have a 2000 Mirror/Black UV777, and it's the nice Ibanez I always wanted growing up. I like non-Ibanez guitars better, yet it seems obvious that the Edge is a superior trem. What I want to do is combine it with Planet Waves / Sperzel locking tuners, and an Earvana nut. I think this would be the best hardware setup ever, and justify the extra guitar.
IMO Edge installations always have a certain sensitivity, and light feel, that OFRs never seem to have. So, I have a gold LoPro Edge on order from Sam Ash. I can return it for credit if I need to, but I'd sure rather not. Here are the two routing diagrams:
I see that I'd have to widen/deepen the routs in some areas to get it to sit correctly. The potential showstopper, though, is that the two specs show that the anchor studs are spaced a little differently. The Edge's anchors are spaced at 74mm. The Floyd is spaced at 73.91mm.
So the answer to the question of "is this job worth doing with the right tools" really seems to boil down to this difference. Can anyone comment on the following:
Is there enough room in the LoPro Edge's knife blades to account for this .09mm difference? The right blade (I think) is a V, so no play there -- the difference would have to come from the straight blade on the left side.
If the Edge system cannot use OFR anchor points, then the anchor points must move -- and in looking at the diagrams myself, I feel pangs of worry. In comparing the two diagrams, it seems that each hole must move 0.45mm away from the centerline; would this be correct? If so, I would mark the new locations carefully with a grease pencil fill up the existing anchor holes with an industrial filler/sawdust mixture, and redrill. As long as I'm close enough to fit within tolerance on the Edge's left blade, I can live with any string drift on the fingerboard. Right?? :-D
Has anyone here ever installed a LoPro Edge (or any Edge, really) into a guitar body professionally-routed for the OFR? If so, were you able to use the existing OFR anchor points?