#3
Yes!
My Ibanez's trem is awful, I can't even use it properly anymore.
Don't do it.
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#4
It's a fine unit until the pot metal knife edges wear out. The finishes on them are crap too. So yeah, it's good for about 3 months and breaks. Feels good, but just doesn't last. I had a hard time getting strings to stay and the saddles too, along with the tab on the back of the saddles being too short to use all it's intonation range.
#6
They work fine after they're properly setup and the knife edges are lubricated, but after some extensive use it all goes down the drain. I've got an RG350DX that I modified a little bit that has an Edge III trem. Even after setting it up and lubricating the knife edges, it doesn't last long. It got to the point where I had to block the trem. I couldn't stand adjusting the bridge every week or so, plus it just doesn't stay in tune very well.

I'm primarily a lead guitarist. I'd have to mess with the guitar after every song. A few bends would throw the thing out of tune. I like the neck on my 350, which is the only reason I didn't sell the guitar. I should have blocked the trem a while ago.
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They work fine after they're properly setup and the knife edges are lubricated, but after some extensive use it all goes down the drain. I've got an RG350DX that I modified a little bit that has an Edge III trem. Even after setting it up and lubricating the knife edges, it doesn't last long. It got to the point where I had to block the trem. I couldn't stand adjusting the bridge every week or so, plus it just doesn't stay in tune very well.

I'm primarily a lead guitarist. I'd have to mess with the guitar after every song. A few bends would throw the thing out of tune. I like the neck on my 350, which is the only reason I didn't sell the guitar. I should have blocked the trem a while ago.


Had the same issue and blocked it as well, also got the guitar for the same reason lol

But i ended up having a rg560 fall in my lap with a better trem and better neck so it was sold....
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#8
Quote by Yngwi3
Yes!
My Ibanez's trem is awful, I can't even use it properly anymore.
Don't do it.


Ditto.

I don't even use my RG350DX anymore. I am so keen to sell it.
#9
I agree with everyone here, I got on in my RG350EX and it's complete garbage. I mean it's fine for light trem use but it holds its tuning as well as my non locked strat.
#10
bad tuning. feels good for a while. i blocked. but i love my xiphos too much to rid myself of it
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bad tuning. feels good for a while. i blocked. but i love my xiphos too much to rid myself of it

I'm still scratching my head why they put those on the Xiphos. That was a deal breaker for me.
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i know. but it made them affordable, they woulda been upward of 1000 with any decent hardware
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#13
I had a RG350DX for about ten months; bought new. I only ever used the tremolo once or twice - never had a problem with the guitar staying in tune. It would actually stay in tune for months at a time.

I'd suggest just sticking with a fixed bridge model. I've got two and they're almost every bit as good as the fixed bridge Prestige guitars.
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i know. but it made them affordable, they woulda been upward of 1000 with any decent hardware

yeah, but still, I probably would have paid the extra if they had made it a prestige tbh. I like how they play and feel, and I like the look. Having owned an Edge III before however, I was not going there again.
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#15
well, it is almost a prestige. i am gonna get an ofr when i get the money. and new tuners. that will make it yolked to be sure
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well, it is almost a prestige. i am gonna get an ofr when i get the money. and new tuners. that will make it yolked to be sure

that should be money. Doesn't that have a locking nut already though, does it really need tuners?
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#17
eh... yeah. they are shoddy. the g string tuner (no pun intended) always moves... it cricks and loses tension above the locking nut. sh*t
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#18
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yeah, but still, I probably would have paid the extra if they had made it a prestige tbh. I like how they play and feel, and I like the look. Having owned an Edge III before however, I was not going there again.


Even the Xiphos with the extended range has an Edge III.
#19
so is it just the recent Edge versions (II and III) that suck? cause im planning on getting an ibby with a sat pro II on it and im really worried.
#20
Ibanez Tremolos:
Edge Original = Good
Lo Pro Edge = some people said it is BETTER Than an Original Floyd Rose
Edge Pro = Vai, Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Herman RI!!!, and some other Prestige owners use them
Edge ZERO Point = Its good from what ive heard
Edge III = PURE CRAP
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