#1
I just bought an Ibanez RG5SP which has an Edge III tremolo. I've been kind of looking around and seems like the Edge III has a bad rep for wearing out quickly. Does any body have some advice for keeping good care of an Edge III? I've heard I should put Chapstick on the mounting studs and that the bridge should NOT be parallel to the bridge (unlike FR) but rather slightly angled down. Any little tidbits?

Thanks
#2
Quote by ibanez87
I just bought an Ibanez RG5SP which has an Edge III tremolo. I've been kind of looking around and seems like the Edge III has a bad rep for wearing out quickly. Does any body have some advice for keeping good care of an Edge III? I've heard I should put Chapstick on the mounting studs and that the bridge should NOT be parallel to the bridge (unlike FR) but rather slightly angled down. Any little tidbits?

Thanks


Yeah, don't abuse it.
#3
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']Yeah, don't abuse it. There's a worthless post.

Anyways, check out the floating bridge setup thread. It's stickied around here somewhere.

Don't just block the tremolo right away. Kinda seems pointless to buy a guitar that has one if you're just going to render it useless. The Edge III isn't a champion among tremolo bridges but you should be able to get a couple of years of reliable service out of one before having any issues. Just make sure it's set up properly from time to time.

Once the bridge does wear out you might be able to just swap in an OFR and keep on rocking. I know that some Edge III routs will accept an OFR with no modification.
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#4
Quote by ch0
There's a worthless post.

Anyways, check out the floating bridge setup thread. It's stickied around here somewhere.

Don't just block the tremolo right away. Kinda seems pointless to buy a guitar that has one if you're just going to render it useless. The Edge III isn't a champion among tremolo bridges but you should be able to get a couple of years of reliable service out of one before having any issues. Just make sure it's set up properly from time to time.

Once the bridge does wear out you might be able to just swap in an OFR and keep on rocking. I know that some Edge III routs will accept an OFR with no modification.

Yep.

Ch0 knows his Ibanez.
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#5
Dont worry about it, the trem works just fine when it´s set up right.
#6
goto to thr ibanez site click on manuals, even though yours isn`t a prestige model download the prestige manual there`s loads of info on how to look after the bridge.....chapstick is probably not a good idea.....light machine oil or gun oil every 3-6 months is.......when the knife edges do start to wear, get them sharpened.......only replace when it`s gone past the point where you can no longer sharpen.
Last edited by ibanezgod1973 at Dec 25, 2009,