#1
I search bar'd it and couldnt find anything so here we go!
So I thinking about selling My 7 string shecter and Getting the Six string Ibanez XPT700. I love the way the red chemelon paint looks, the shape, the sound,the neck. The only reason I havent gotten one yet even though I have drooled over them for years Is that damned Edge 3. I have been waiting to see if on the newer models they would change this.

How hard is it to drop in a OFR? The sticky said its a direct drop in. My question is HOW do I drop it in Like what do I have to do? Or should I have it taken somewhere to have this done? Will it boter performance?

My second question is where can I find good OFR new for a good price? I know what im getting myself into. My last few guitars all had LFRs or OFRs. I can get them set up and everything in about 15 mins. Haha I got good at it quick so if I ever had to change a tuning real fast I could. xD

Sorry bout the wall of txt and my bad grammer. So yall think you can help a Mex out?
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#2
Floyd roses are notoriously hard to change from whatever they're in quickly. I'd keep your current guitar and just save for the ibanez.
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#3
Quote by druggietoad2k5
Floyd roses are notoriously hard to change from whatever they're in quickly. I'd keep your current guitar and just save for the ibanez.




He is saving for the Ibanez. He wants to swap it's Edge III for an OFR.
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#4
I got an Ibanez rg 420 fairly recently and I was considering doing the same thing you were doing. I can't remember who persuaded me, but if you give the Edge 3 a chance, it actually isn't bad. It gained its reputation from people who didn't set it up right originally. Granted, it's a pain at first, but I barely have to retune it now a days.
But to actually give you a legitimate response, the best price I've seen was at Beyond Eleven.
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Quote by druggietoad2k5
Floyd roses are notoriously hard to change from whatever they're in quickly. I'd keep your current guitar and just save for the ibanez.


Maybe if you didnt spend hours practicing like I did on all my friends guitars! lol
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#6
Quote by Way Cool JR.
I would buy the guitar and use the hell out of the Edge 3 until it needs replacing. There is no need in replacing something right away that is perfectly fine. I had the Ibanez RGR420EX with the Edge three and it was a great bridge I actually preferred it over the LFR and OFR.


Best idea in this thread. Replace it down the road if you have to, but in the meantime, see how it holds up.
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#7
Quote by STABxYOU


He is saving for the Ibanez. He wants to swap it's Edge III for an OFR.


He said he would sell his current guitar for the Ibanez. Read it again.

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Maybe if you didnt spend hours practicing like I did on all my friends guitars! lol


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#8
It's not a direct swap. The OFR's baseplate is larger than the route AND the locking screws stick out a bit far. You would need to enlarge the route a bit. FWIW, Ibanez should be emabarassed for putting an edge III on a $700 guitar (or any guitar over $4-500).
#9
Buddy of mine never really had any trouble with his so idk. I figured I would see if it gave me any trouble if not then hey no need to replace it. IM just trying to cover my bases
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#10
The Edge III really isn't that bad. I also strongly agree with Way Cool JR..

Ibanez is a ridiculously innovative company. There's a reason they still use Edge III's so much: Because they're really not as bad as people say they are. They get a bad rep from people who don't know how to handle FR bridges, but with your experience you should have no trouble with it.

Also, basically: Don't fix what aint' broke'.
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#11
I cant wait to get my greasy little sammich makeing fingures on this guitar! Its my first Ibby and it just looks sick! I bet those pups are gonna scream through my mesa to. Ahhhhh i cant wait!!!!!
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