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Old 04-15-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Ibanez Rg2550z zero point tremolo a hassle?

im thinking about getting a ibanez 2550z.
i already tried it and im in love.

but i heard, that tuning is a big hassle because of the floating edge.

my question is:

is that true?
i mean i could get a tremolo stopper if necessary.
or is that suspicious wheel on the back of the guitar something like a tune helper?

i would appreciate your help in this matter.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
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pretty much any floating trem is more hassle than a fixed bridge.

i haven't tried the zero. doesn't it have a defeatable tremstopper built-in, though? Or am I confusing it with another Ibanez trem? EDIT: yep the zps3: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg...=124&color=CL01 (info there if you scroll down to the right)
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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM   #3
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thanks a lot for your response

it seems the suspicous wheel does make it easier to tune.
(if i understood it correctly)

but i still wonder how it would work.
doesn´t the other strings loose tension if i tune one string up?
what if i want a D-tuning for example?
do i tune normally like i would tune a hardtail (string by string) and simply adjust the wheel?
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Old Yesterday, 05:11 PM   #4
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The wheel just makes it so you don't need to pull out a screwdriver.

Strings don't lose tension easily with that bridge if you have the ZPS3 in. Bending doesn't move the bridge and breaking a string doesn't completely kill the tuning. That's what makes it easier to tune. It's a lot more stable than most other trems so it's a lot quicker. If you want to tune down, you would do so like any other double-locking trem. Just tune it down and balance the bridge.
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Old Today, 07:05 AM   #5
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thanks alot

now i get the idea of the zp3

i guess i gonna buy that rg 2550z.

again, thank you guys.
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Old Today, 11:12 AM   #6
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The 2550z was my first trem.

I thought it was super easy to tune, personally.
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