#1
I have an Edge 3 in my guitar.When I bought it around 4 months back,it was fine,but,now the bridge barely stays in tune for 5 minutes.I have to retune it again and again.And if I use the whammy.....well forget it.

So the question is,can the Edge 3 be replaced? If yes,can you recommend me some bridges? I really like the lions claw that Vai uses in the JEM77.If not that,will the edge pro or zr be a good option?
Gear:
Ibanez RGT6EX
Line 6 Spider 3 15
Hobner 265

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#2
try replacing the nut or the tuners first. they are usually cheaper and more likely to cause a tuning issue. bridges effect intonation more than overall tuning
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#3
The edge 3 is notorious for being dodgy but if it is set up correctly it should work fine. Granted if you do want to replace than yeah the edge pro is a great (if expensive) option. The trem route of an edge 3 should fit most other locking tremolos (ie floyd ripoffs xD ). And as far as I know the "lions claw" on Steve Vai's guitars is not a trem itself but rather a really deep route so that he can use the trems more violently or something?
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#4
I'm pretty sure the Edge 3 can't be replaced by the Edge Pro, the Lo Pro or the Original Edge, and that even if they fit the routing, the guitar won't intonate. When you ask if a new bridge will fit the route, it's absolutely crucial to find out whether it will intonate or not. I've been told that an OFR will retrofit the Edge III route, but I haven't seen it done myself.

Vai's lion claw isn't a bridge, it's just a deeper routing.

You could certainly have another bridge installed (and you could get the lion's claw route done), however good quality bridges are expensive to buy after market, and the work is usually expensive too.
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#5
I remember hearing somewhere that floyd roses are almost an exact drop in replacement on most ibanez edge bridges, i'd ask a pro first though
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#6
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I remember hearing somewhere that floyd roses are almost an exact drop in replacement on most ibanez edge bridges, i'd ask a pro first though


Absolutely not true in the case of an Original Edge, Lo Pro or Edge Pro.
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#7
If you want a bit of body modification then you can get an LFR or and OFR. I've heard Edge Pro's can be dropped in seek professional help.
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#8
Thanks for the replies.
Gear:
Ibanez RGT6EX
Line 6 Spider 3 15
Hobner 265

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#9
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Absolutely not true in the case of an Original Edge, Lo Pro or Edge Pro.


Okey dokey thanks for correcting me
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#10
The Edge Pro drops into the Edge III route, and I've seen the OFR drop straight in too, but I've also heard some people had problems with the OFR fitting. Still, a majority say it drops straight in.