#1
This has nothing to do with setting up a trem, so dont say it's reported.

I have an ibanez trem, and i was going to restring it, when much to my displeasure, the bridge came off the posts.
More of an annoyance than a problem, but while it was off, i noticed my knife edges are weird.
One knife edge is like, straight on, while the other one is recessed.
What is up with this?
I'll post pics in a couple of minutes.
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#2
Pics as promised.
I'm really confused.



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#4
that's fine, i think.
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#5
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Is it an Edge III?

It's an original Edge.

more to the point...why would you remove it...why...WHY???

It's going to be a bitch to get back on and get it restrung

"Always restring a Floyd ONE STRING AT A TIME!"

There's a reason people say it.
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#6
^ yeah, i thought it was an original edge too, but i didn't see the "licensed under floyd rose" thing just in front of the fine tuners...
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#7
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^ yeah, i thought it was an original edge too, but i didn't see the "licensed under floyd rose" thing just in front of the fine tuners...

Oh, you looked at the pics?

I just read this...

Ibanez RG550 20th RFR


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#8
ah, nice work hercule! that'd also explain why the "licensed" thing is missing, as the patent would have run out by the time those reissues were made.
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#9
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It's an original Edge.

more to the point...why would you remove it...why...WHY???

It's going to be a bitch to get back on and get it restrung

"Always restring a Floyd ONE STRING AT A TIME!"

There's a reason people say it.

Then how do you clean the fretboard? Just do what some people do, put a 9v battery under the trem...
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#11
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Then how do you clean the fretboard? Just do what some people do, put a 9v battery under the trem...


Take off string.

Clean that bit of fretboard

Replace string

Take of next string

Clean that bit of fretboard.

Rinse and repeat.

...the cleaning takes a little longer, but nowhere near as much time as having to re-string from scratch. Blocking the trem makes little to no difference, as soon as you remove the wedge you're right back to square one with all your strings out of tune, I prefer to be working with the tension I'm trying to balance.
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#12
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Take off string.

Clean that bit of fretboard

Replace string

Take of next string

Clean that bit of fretboard.

Rinse and repeat.

...the cleaning takes a little longer, but nowhere near as much time as having to re-string from scratch. Blocking the trem makes little to no difference, as soon as you remove the wedge you're right back to square one with all your strings out of tune, I prefer to be working with the tension I'm trying to balance.

Sounds like too much work to me . To each on his own...
I do restring one string at a time when I don't need to clean the fretboard though.
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#13
Wow.
A quite a bit of chatter going on.
I thought about it though, and i found out why it is there.
The reason the trem was out of the guitar is because i stuck something under the bridge to block it, removed all the strings, but then the trem popped out, and all the springs came undone too.
Lesson learned there.
And being that it's a maple board, i didn't really clean it with anything, as it is *i think* just an oiled neck. I have some ernie ball wonder wipes which i think i should have used but whatever.
As for the little curvature on the one knife edge, it is so that the bridge stays centered on the posts.
Or atleast thats the best explanation i could come up with.
Either way, she's restrung, and my bridge is back in place. Good deal.


Oh, and i didn't think it took any longer to do it from scratch either man.
Only my second time restringing a floyd and it only took me about 35-40 minutes. Everyone always complains about restringing floyd's, but its easy as cake, just takes a bit of time because you have to lock the bridge.

I think balancing out tension(i.e. going from Eb to E) takes 2x more patience, and a lot more time.
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Last edited by kool98769 at Aug 9, 2008,
#14
that sounds like a lot of work, mark. i just take all the strings off... i don't normally have a major problem with rebalancing a trem, to be honest.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#15
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that sounds like a lot of work, mark. i just take all the strings off... i don't normally have a major problem with rebalancing a trem, to be honest.

I havent either.
Cept when i got the thing it was set up for Eb.
I had never balanced a bridge before, so it took me damn near 2 hours, because I had no idea what i was doing.
Now, as long as i stick with d'darrio 9's i dont have to adjust anything
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#16
Quote by kool98769
Wow.
A quite a bit of chatter going on.
I thought about it though, and i found out why it is there.
The reason the trem was out of the guitar is because i stuck something under the bridge to block it, removed all the strings, but then the trem popped out, and all the springs came undone too.
Lesson learned there.
And being that it's a maple board, i didn't really clean it with anything, as it is *i think* just an oiled neck. I have some ernie ball wonder wipes which i think i should have used but whatever.
As for the little curvature on the one knife edge, it is so that the bridge stays centered on the posts.
Or atleast thats the best explanation i could come up with.
Either way, she's restrung, and my bridge is back in place. Good deal.


Oh, and i didn't think it took any longer to do it from scratch either man.
Only my second time restringing a floyd and it only took me about 35-40 minutes.
Everyone always complains about restringing floyd's, but its easy as cake, just takes a bit of time because you have to lock the bridge.

I think balancing out tension(i.e. going from Eb to E) takes 2x more patience, and a lot more time.


If I do one string at a time it takes me 10 minutes
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#17
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If I do one string at a time it takes me 10 minutes



I've always been slow at restringing. Even doing a fixed bridge takes me 25-30 minutes.
I always strech mine and stuff too, so after the 30 minutes, they're in tune. and going to stay in tune.
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#18
Quote by kool98769


I've always been slow at restringing. Even doing a fixed bridge takes me 25-30 minutes.
I always strech mine and stuff too, so after the 30 minutes, they're in tune. and going to stay in tune.

Well, it'd take me 10 minutes if I didn't get distracted by things like internets and foods...
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Well, it'd take me 10 minutes if I didn't get distracted by things like internets and foods...


by the way steven, it's interblags.
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#20
Quote by steven seagull
If I do one string at a time it takes me 10 minutes


it takes me ages doing one string at a time too...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#21
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it takes me ages doing one string at a time too...

People need to invent stainless steel strings that don't wear down!


Oh wait, stainless steel already exist

But srsly.

I hate floating bridges a lot.
Tuning is a pain, changing strings is a pain, balancing tension is a pain. In about 20 years knife edges will be a pain....
Oh well.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer