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Hello, new owner of a rga series and the ibanez standard DL tremolo in my 42mfmt has alot of slop in the finetuners. I would like to replace it with a edge 2 or 3, will this work ?
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Here is a pic of what I would like to get. I like the low pro look and feel. from what I remember on the floyd rose low pro a deeper router is required. Is this the case with the edge 3? I would prefer to replace with a ibanez brand tremolo instead of a ping. Schaller or other brands.
 

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I replaced standard DL with Schaller lockmeister. You have to look for proper nut size and block size. I took longer block deliberately for bigger sound. Lockmeister is great, neverending sustain and flutter.
 

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From what I remember reading on here the edge 2 and 3 are not very good trem systems. The edge pro is great, original and lo pro are great as well.

I have a js100 that had the exact same DL bridge you have in your guitar. I wound up putting a gotoh ge1996t in it. You can find them in chrome on eBay for around $130 USD. They vary in price a bit depending on finish.

Gotoh makes the edge trems, and this thing is excellent. It's a drop in replacement if you use 10 gauge strings. If you use 9's, the Allen keys that crimp the string in place will have to sit further back to intonate properly and will hit the body instead of pass into the cavity.

Here's a pic

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E0zvpSk1s0WzdEXupWdC-qFG_ycox428/view?usp=drivesdk
 

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The 90's and I believe the early 2000's as well. Then they started to come out with the edge 2,3 zero... And zero II ect.

When you put in the new gotoh you have to reuse your posts. The gotoh ones are larger in diameter and will not fit. Also the gotoh does not come with a new locking nut. It has a new claw and springs.

Also! The coolest feature... The arm inserts, then spins in. Around the arm where it inserts is a collar with a nylon bushing that the arm fits into... It has a set screw... You can tighten or loosen the set screw to your preferred tightness. It's the best arm adjustment for a double locking trem hands down.
 

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And to answer your question... About the name (sorry I failed to do that before) they are normally known as an Ibanez TRS-101 trem system.

Edit: After googling a bit... It seems as though the standard DL is a later/re-release of the trs101. They look identical to me.
 
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