#1
I'm eying a Ibanez RG5EX1 and I've heard that it's trem system is good but bad. I know it stays in tune very well and I've played it and the whole thing is awesome but... I've heard that it's a pain in the ass to change strings, the guy at GC said it's best to change one string at a time which seems annoying. Also, he said that it's really annoying to go into lower tunings. Like dropped D wouldn't be a problem but he said anything lower than that is a pain. So I'm having mixed feelings about getting it, the rest of the guitar is freakin' sweet though. Anyone have the same guitar or something similar that can give me some insight?


P.S I think it's an Edge III Double Locking but i'm not entirely sure.
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#2
Well its hard to change tunings so you better be wanting to stay in one tuning if you want a floyd. Its not that hard to change strings or tune you just have to learn the right way but once you do its really easy.
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#3
Yeah I'll be staying in standard but what if I wanted to go in dropped d or half step once in a while?
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Last edited by MasterExploder0 at Jan 28, 2009,
#4
You really should change the strings one at a time to keep some tension on the Bridge
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#5
well from personal experience, they are fine in standard, drop d, half step down, and drop d flat. It started coming out of tune for me when i got lower. but i went a cheaper version of RG. and yes, change strings one at a time or your bridge will pull too far back and its a big pain to get it back into original settings. You will need an "L" wrench to mess with the strings.
#6
Quote by MasterExploder0
Yeah I'll be staying in standard but what if I wanted to go in dropped d or half step once in a while?


You may be able to rig it up to do drop d but its gonna be pretty much impossible to go back and forth from half steps down then back up.
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#7
Quote by Lethal Dosage
You may be able to rig it up to do drop d but its gonna be pretty much impossible to go back and forth from half steps down then back up.


So would I have to do anything special to go to drop d?
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#8
Quote by MasterExploder0
So would I have to do anything special to go to drop d?


Im not sure ive heard of it being done but I dont know how to do it
Ibanez RG7321
Jackson Randy Rhoads V with Floyd Rose
Peavey Valveking 112
Digitech RP70 Guitar Processor