#1
I have had this new Ibanez RG for maybe a week, and decide to do a little lube/cleanup job on the floating trem system. I was examining the knife edge (Edge III trem), and noticed that the silver coating (not sure what it is, exactly) had chipped off quite a bit on both edges where they contact the trem posts, and i was able to peel small chips off with relative ease. how common is this? it has me worried :/

I also examined the trem posts themselves, and they have a fairly deep groove in the bottom of the "V". here is an approximation done in paint:

are they supposed to be like that? both trem posts look pretty much the same, and it looks fairly uniform, like it was machined that way. should i just lube it up and put it back together, or buy new trem posts?
#2
honestly. nothing against edge III trems but they arent great trems.
i'd just replace the entire trem with an original edge trem.
#3
That's normal, its not really powder coated or anything so dont be expecting too much. The knife edges may gradually eat up the trem posts but it'll stop at a certain point. So just use it like normal and if it goes out of tune, retune it back again.
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#4
That just confirms the Edge 3 is a porly made trem. Badly plated stainless steel. If you have really only had it fo a week id take it straight back personally as just think how it will degrade over the next year or 2. Not a good sign at all.
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#5
^ agreed. if it's happened this early, use that as an excuse to get your money back.

unfortunately i didn't have enough wit to get my money back for my lo-trs (forerunner of the edge III), and it was longer than a week too.
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