#1
Just recently, my Edge III bridge has been.... not working. My strings have been getting out of tune, without me even touching the guitar. Just last night I spent about 30 minutes making sure it was perfectly in tune, and in the morning, my D string was on G#, and the rest of my strings were sharp. So what is wrong with my bridge? Is it broken, because of the cheap materials everyone says it's made out of?

And yes, I realize the irony in this because of my sig. I've never had a problem with my Edge.

EDIT: I just noticed, and excuse my bad terminology, that the part where the string goes through in the bridge is pushed forward about a centimeter more than the others. Does this have anything to do with it?
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#4
Its the Edge finally dying out. The reason people say they don't suck is that they haven't had it that long. But after owning it for a while, the **** doesn't last. It's like an Ipod or an Xbox 360: they break after about a year or two.

I don;t suggest getting it fixed, it won't last. Save up and bring it to a tech, and get an ORIGINAL Floyd Rose or a Kahler. Check out their sites, play guitars with them. Both are great brands that you can rely on.
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#6
How old is the bridge? If its over a year you might as well just block it off. Also make sure you stretched the strings enough. Many people think they've broken them in enough but its usually the cause of most of their problems.
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#7
I had a similar problems a few months ago - Re-string it as above, make sure your locking the strings down well enough, and watch out for leaving it anywhere it might be exposed to fast temperature changes. Otherwise, just check the whole thing over thoroughly, and give it a good wipe over every time you use it to keep it in good working order.

Try this, if not, Im stumped as to whats wrong - My Edge 3 has been really reliable, against popular opinion.
#8
man i hav the same problem!


here's my solution!

block the bridge and the intonation is perfect
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#9
its an edge 3. from what ive heard im not surprised its going out of tune that fast
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#10
I'm using E standard tuning, and Ernie Ball Slinkies. I'm not sure how old the bridge is, since I bought the guitar used. I don't want to block it off, because I actually want to use it. How much would it cost to have an Original FR or Kahler installed? I think it wouldn't be that much since the body is already gutted out for one....
#12
an OFR costs $170. install can be done by a guitar tech for anywhere from $25-$70 depending on whose installing it. id say get a gotoh or another quality LFR for like $100. and then install yourself for free. its not that hard, just make sure you read up on what has to be done
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#13
Haha, your own fault for buying a guitar with an Edge III. I see a few people every week whining about their Edge III trem, and I just say the same thing.
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#14
i bought a js100 used that had an edge III in it. i would tune it and it perfectly and then strum a G chord and boom, out of tune. i am so glad the store let me swap it for a Jackson DKMG.
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#15
Gotoh FR is only $120 at guitarpartsdepot. IMO, Gotoh FR>OFR (It's basically the same thing but Schaller has been having problems lately apparently with FR quality, plus the Gotoh is about $50 cheaper). Also, I don't think it's all that hard to change the bridge.
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#16
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Gotoh FR is only $120 at guitarpartsdepot. IMO, Gotoh FR>OFR (It's basically the same thing but Schaller has been having problems lately apparently with FR quality, plus the Gotoh is about $50 cheaper). Also, I don't think it's all that hard to change the bridge.

when you get into that price range its more about personal opinon. they will all hold tune for days and last for years. some may be slightly more suble than others but they will be pretty dam close. if you want it to say "Floyd Rose" on the baseplate then get the Ping OFR. it comes with a brass baseplate and is only $120.
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#17
An OFR or any variation of it is NOT a drop in replacement for an Edge III. The guitar would require quite a bit of routing to fit one and it would cost quite a bit. Have you cleaned and lubed the trem and knife edges? Are you sure your locking nut is clamping securely? Have the strings been stretched properly? The Edge III's are pretty decent trems and should hold a tune well even after a couple of years if properly maintained.
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#18
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when you get into that price range its more about personal opinon. they will all hold tune for days and last for years. some may be slightly more suble than others but they will be pretty dam close. if you want it to say "Floyd Rose" on the baseplate then get the Ping OFR. it comes with a brass baseplate and is only $120.

Um, hardened steel is better than brass. Besides, this probably has a steel block. And, I don't trust MIC OFR's... Seriously, MIJ is good, MIC is mediocre.
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Um, hardened steel is better than brass. Besides, this probably has a steel block. And, I don't trust MIC OFR's... Seriously, MIJ is good, MIC is mediocre.

sorry! i meant brass sustain block!
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#20
Dude, I also just in general don't trust FR's that are Chinese-made. The DECENT LFR's are all made in Japan or Germany.
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#21
The OFR will be a (mostly) direct swap in most cases for an Edge 3 but some cavity routings don't allow full range and i think the trem posts on the OFR are bigger.

So, you could technically throw an OFR in there (it has been done), but it'd probably be a better idea to fill the old post holes and drill new ones.