#1
im thinking of getting an ibanez that has an edge pro on it, i was just wondering how big of a pain they are. ive always had guitars with fixed bridges. i know someone with one and he said he has to have the strings professionally installed each time. how hard are the strings to change?
#2
those are pretty good, actually. its the edge IIIs and the licensed floyds u wanna stay away from.
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#4
first of all there is no such thing as an EDGE PRO III.
there is the Edge III and then there is the Edge Pro.

Second of all, you want to stay as far away as possible from the Edge III. they are made from cheap metals which wear out really fast to the point where you would loose alot of tuning stability.
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#6
at first it is a pain is the ass. but with time you'll get used to it and should be able to do it within minutes. the thing is, since it's a full floating bridge there is a delicate balance between the springs and the strings. tuning one string will alter the tension on the other strings detuning them in the process
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#7
What guitar are you looking at getting? We need to know whether it's an Edge III or an Edge Pro. They are exact opposites in terms of quality.
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#8
i wask thinking of getting this: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG350DX-Electric-Guitar?sku=519415

or this: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG1570-Electric-Guitar?sku=519965

so basically one has an edge pro and one has an edge III. but i dont want to buy it if im going to have to spend a ton of time changing strings, etc. is the difference worth that much extra money?
#9
first thing is first. how much do you feel you are actually going to use the whammy bar? if you are not going to use it then it's best to get a fixed bridge guitar.

i like mentioned before, at first it WILL be a pain in the ass to change strings, and if you like to play songs by bands that have different tunings, it will also be a pain in the ass to adjust the bridge with alternate tunings. but once you get the hang of it, it will get easier to change strings.

i am asking you this because i have the RG1570 w/ and Edge Pro and it has incredible tuning stability but i just don't use the whammy bar as much as i thought i would.
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#10
not sure, i PLAN on using it alot but im sure i wont use it as much as i intend to
#11
yeah that's the problem. i always picture myself doing crazy whammy effects ala satch/vai/slayer/ect. but i just never did.

if you do decide to get one i recommend the RG1570 with the mirage blue finish. it's sexy
plus it's a very versatile guitar.
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#12
if im choosing between those two, is the edge pro worth $400 more than the edge III? assuming thats the deciding factor for me
#13
well i don't think that it's worth THAT much more but with the rg1570 you are getting a thinner Prestige Wizard Neck and much better craftsmanship.

if you don't want to spend that much on better quality you can also get a S series guitar. you would only be sacrificing 2 frets for a quality trem

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S320-S-Series-Electric-Guitar?sku=512503
this is the cheapest S series guitar. it has an ZR trem which is just as good as the edge pro.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S520EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=518873
this one is abit more but you get a more solid looking guitar. as many people believe that the open pore thing the s320 has makes it look rather cheap.

or for just a bit more there's the S470dxfm
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S470DXQM-Electric-Guitar?sku=519933
i think it's the best non-prestige ibanez has out at the moment.

any of these guitars have a good quality trem just as the RG1570 has. the only factors left is for you go out and play the guitars(if locally available) and decide which one is worth more for the money.
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well i don't think that it's worth THAT much more but with the rg1570 you are getting a thinner Prestige Wizard Neck and much better craftsmanship.

if you don't want to spend that much on better quality you can also get a S series guitar. you would only be sacrificing 2 frets for a quality trem

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S320-S-Series-Electric-Guitar?sku=512503
this is the cheapest S series guitar. it has an ZR trem which is just as good as the edge pro.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S520EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=518873
this one is abit more but you get a more solid looking guitar. as many people believe that the open pore thing the s320 has makes it look rather cheap.

or for just a bit more there's the S470dxfm
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S470DXQM-Electric-Guitar?sku=519933
i think it's the best non-prestige ibanez has out at the moment.

any of these guitars have a good quality trem just as the RG1570 has. the only factors left is for you go out and play the guitars(if locally available) and decide which one is worth more for the money.


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But there's really no shame going with an S320, especially if you're on a budget. I think it looks nice.

I love the feel of those guitars. I'm getting a 520EX for christmas