#1
I blocked off my Strat trem before, worked great. Now I want to do it to my Ibanez Edge III trem. For the strat, I took off all the strings, opened the back plate, measured the length, width, and depth of the space behind the trem, and cut a piece of wood to fit it. Is it the same process for the Edge III? I just want to be able to use 10's and change tunings without having to deal with the trem.

EDIT: with all the strings off, the bridge is resting (obviously) very low in the cavity. I would like it to be about flush with the body when all is said and done. Do I need to hold down the trem bar until it is at the desired height and then measure the dimensions within for the block of wood?
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#2
Yeah it'd work much the same way.

When I was re-stringing Edge III equipped guitars I used to block the trem with an old eraser from my high school pencil case. Worked like a treat. So I would find some simple way to block it off temporarily and then measure up your dimensions and so on.
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Yeah it'd work much the same way.

When I was re-stringing Edge III equipped guitars I used to block the trem with an old eraser from my high school pencil case. Worked like a treat. So I would find some simple way to block it off temporarily and then measure up your dimensions and so on.

Hahaha yeah I used a 9V battery for that little trick

quick question though,

I have another little piece of wood that I am putting underneath the trem inside the cavity so the bridge is fixed at the height I want. I am also putting a piece of wood inside the back of the guitar behind the trem. Once I restring with 10's, the tension from the strings will pull the trem against the block and it will be fixed at the height I want, if what I'm sort of planning in my head is correct. I can leave the small piece of wood inside the trem cavity right?
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#4

In this pic it's the block I have in the cavity, in order to have the bridge set at the specific height.

This one is the block behind the trem.

If I were to put the strings on, would this keep the trem completely stable and at this height?
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Last edited by shredibanez24 at Dec 3, 2011,
#5
Well I have to stress that I've never done this before as I'm a big lover of trems, but if you've got the pieces of wood in there, use the trem arm and see if you can move it at all. If not then I imagine you should be pretty well set.
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#6
I've tried that, it doesn't move, which is good. I think it'll work,
thanks for the help man
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