#1
So I was taking off the strings on my RG570 (with original edge trem) to get at the pickups. I forgot to block it so as soon as I took the strings off the bridge sunk down into the body. I grabbed the trem arm and pushed it into the body to try and raise the tream so I could slot something underneath, next thing I know, SNAP:

Trem before:


After:


Just so you can see where it came off from, heres the broken part just resting on:


Also, just while I've got these pics, can someone tell me if my knife edges are messed up, I don't know much about this kinda thing:

Left


Right


First question: I already know the answer but what the hell, is my edge ****ed up for good?

2nd: Where my knife edge screwed/beyond repair anyway?

Thanks, and sorry for the big pics

EDIT: Didn't realise the pics were so blurry sorry
#6
Don't fret! I can't tell if the knife edges are alright from those pictures though. Put your Camera in close up or "Macro" mode as I believe it is called. Next, as long as you didn't break the knife points and just the pot metal around them, the trem will work fine. I had this happen to a Jackson JT6 trem and its fine.
#7
Game over. Sorry. You may be able to "engineer" it into working as a fixed bridge if you can lock it. IF... My condolences.
#8
Pretty sure the bridge is royally fucked this time, dude.

If parts are actually falling off, then it may be time to replace it
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#10
You can probably order a new one, but order an OFR or a ZR, much better.
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#12
Uh, an OFR is not better than an Edge. A Zr won't go int he route and isn't any better either. They are just different. But guys, let him get more pictures. Decadence hit the nail on the hit, and I will prove that a trem can loose the metal around the knife edges and still work great; because I have experienced it Metal will break and snap but the trem can have tones of life left.
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How much does a new trem run? It cant be that bad.

Upwards of $180.
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Uh, an OFR is not better than an Edge. A Zr won't go int he route and isn't any better either.

Having used all 3, I can tell you that the ZR and OFR are both better than the Edge series. But I forgot that the Edge had that stupid grooved routing rather than just a big gap like the ZR and OFR. If you need to replace it, depending on your budget. I'd get a better trem routed in. Otherwise stick with a new Edge.
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Having used all 3, I can tell you that the ZR and OFR are both better than the Edge series. But I forgot that the Edge had that stupid grooved routing rather than just a big gap like the ZR and OFR. If you need to replace it, depending on your budget. I'd get a better trem routed in. Otherwise stick with a new Edge.


No, you forget that this is the ORIGINAL Edge, and it is far superior to a ZR, and many say is better than an OFR, mostly because of the locking studs. The Edge Pro, which is the current incarnation, isn't as good as an OFR.

Anyway, I do actually think that you'll still be able to use that trem, as it's the other knife edge (the curved one) that holds the thing in place. Also take a look at this Wilkinson:
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As you can see it's only held in place by that one curved part of the edge.
#17
that part doesn't seem to actually contact the posts in anyway (on the ep7 i have anyways). and it's not like your trem shifts left and right while you play, so it seem like it shouldn't be a major problem.
#18
Try to use it anyways and see if it works. Make sure the knife edge is in there good. Or just go find a used edge or lo-pro.

Oh yeah and I've never seen anyone break an original Edge. Good job.
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