Ibanez JEM Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,

I know all you guys will think like "what the ****? recessed??".. I love making those steve vai stuff with my whammy bar, but fact is that altough Ive had my RG570 with a Edge bridge at a proffessional tech two times (yes two times, yes hes proffessional) it wont get or keep the tune..when I blocked that thing, it did... So on my next guitar I thought a recessed floyd would fit me better..

Ive seen recessed edge bridges on old artist guitars.. they seem pretty sweet.. but question is: are there any recessed edge pro bridges?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,215 Posts
I think what you really mean is "non-floating".

The recess isn't necessary to have full-floating trem operation... you can set up any trem guitar to float by shimming the neck up at the heel or by angling the neck cavity to get the strings up above the body.

However, some players like having their strings really close to the face of the guitar, so recessing the trem just allows the bridge to be sunken into the body of the guitar and allowing for zero neck angle relative to the body. If you like your strings that low, you pretty much have no choice but to recess the bridge.

So if you like the low string-to-body distance and having a trem, you'll either need a very shallow recess or just block the trem so it goes down only.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
hey.. Ive thought about it.. but.. I cant get used of not using the whammy bar since I use it alot..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,383 Posts
Click the pink and green banner at the top of this page and check out the "Tech" section, mainly look at #13 on the list of pages there . . .

Your problem isn't that it's floating, or recessed, it's going to be something totally unrelated.

Bad studs perhaps, dull knives, posts not locked maybe?

Loose nut? Strings not stretched properly?

The Edge, even with bad studs AND flat knives WILL hold tune when everything else is properly set up. The only problem in that case is when you pull up and release the bar it may come back a bit (or a lot) sharp, but a quick tap down and it will go back to "perfect" tune.

Check out Rich's site before you assume it's JUST because it's floating/recessed as that really isn't a cause of tuning problems.

Mic
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
tighten the studs

I would double check that the studs are tightened. Those tiny little hex screws inside the studs caused me headaches... until I knew they existed! Rich's tech setup led me to the light.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,155 Posts
I've recently been experimenting with a fun little technique: if I bend a string while sustaining another, I just push lightly on the bridge (or point the bar towards the rear strap button and push it) at the same rate as the bend. I probably wouldn't attempt it on stage until I'm fully confident with it, but you would be amazed at how well it works, and if you use the bar to do it it looks REALLY cool. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Even Steve Vai uses a tremsetter (the Ibanez type). I put them in for a lot of customers & they say the guitar returns to pitch without fail. I prefer the full floating trem, but I think you should look into a new S model with the Zero Resistance Trem. It has a built in trem setter that really works well. The ball bearing pivots make for really smooth operation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Dr_Guitar said:
Even Steve Vai uses a tremsetter (the Ibanez type). I put them in for a lot of customers & they say the guitar returns to pitch without fail. I prefer the full floating trem, but I think you should look into a new S model with the Zero Resistance Trem. It has a built in trem setter that really works well. The ball bearing pivots make for really smooth operation.
sounds nice.. is it easy to tune? I mean.. do I have to go through all that ****ing bull**** just to change the tuning as I would on the usual thing?
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top