#1
Alright so I recently got a lefty Ibanez Prestige RG1570, with a custom paint job, (and its quite a beauty)
http://s23.postimg.org/t9o5zssrf/IMG_5813.jpg
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for only $280 off eBay. Finding a good looking left handed guitar, that was an Ibanez or a Jackson for that matter, was hard enough so this was the perfect thing to get. The only downside, well, its has an Edge Pro bridge. For as long as I have been playing guitar, I've never had a Floyd rose style bridge, but I assumed I could just figure it all out on my own, since that's what I've been doing since I started playing. But the thing just won't stay in tune, I know that's a problem you face with Floyd rose systems, but I just feel sort of lost here, since I'm completely new to this type of bridge system. I've tried bending the strings a bit, but it doesn't seem to help, and the other thing is it came with the Seymour Duncan pickups not installed, so I'm wanting to know how to properly set this thing up before I go about trying to restring it after I install the pups...
#2
Staying tune is NOT a problem you ordinarily face with Floyd Rose systems, and the fact that they STAY in tune better than most other systems is one of the reasons I have them on a lot of guitars.

When they don't stay in tune it's usually a problem with the bridge and/or locking nut or a problem with the operator.

First thing to do is to pull up a bunch of the YouTube Videos that deal with Floyd Rose setup. As always, you'll find some of them are sheer idiocy and some of them are intelligently done. By the time you've worked through a few of them, you'll know which is which. Google is your friend.

If there's something wrong with the Floyd Rose on your guitar, it'll probably become apparent. "This locking nut is obviously not locking the string down." "Oops, I have the little screw-down cap thingie on this part of the locking nut NOT facing the right way." "Okay, so the string goes in there and it gets tightened down with an allen wrench pushed into THAT thing." "Okay, it says that this part should be level and horizontal and parallel to the rest of the face of the guitar and it isn't. What do I do to make it that way?" "Okay, what do these springs do in the back of the guitar? And how do I adjust them? Seriously, with just those two silly wood screws?" And so on. It's simpler than you know.
#3
here is a good guide. http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm look around the site, lots of good info.
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