#1
Hey guys,
I need help with my edge 3 trem.
I was tuning my guitar to drop A, as usual.
My tremolo dropped and now the action is so low i can't go higher than the 1st fret lol
Can someone PLEASE help me fix it??????
#2
Well, my solution is to replace it, because the Edge III is a piece of SHIT.
Go get an Original Floyd Rose.
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#3
loosen the knife bolts and raise your action.
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#4
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Hey guys,
I need help with my edge 3 trem.
I was tuning my guitar to drop A, as usual.
My tremolo dropped and now the action is so low i can't go higher than the 1st fret lol
Can someone PLEASE help me fix it??????


Has it sunk into the trem cavity or actually fallen off the trem posts? Either way the problem is the same - by tuning that low you've got next to no string tension to balance the trem springs. That means the pull on the bridge from the springs is much higher so it sinks back into the cavity, if the string tension is really low then it won't even be enough to hold the bridge in place and it'll fall off.

If you want to play in drop A then you're going to need at least gauge 11 strings on there, but probably 12's. Anything lighter and the string tension isn't going to be high enough to give you any tuning stability.
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#5
how long have you had that guitar?

You probably need the springs adjusted. With a locking trem, you can't just go changing your tuning willy-nilly. take it to GC.
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#6
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Well, my solution is to replace it, because the Edge III is a piece of SHIT.
Go get an Original Floyd Rose.



Tremolos are not some awesome, universal device that magically fit into one another's slots, dude. The trem posts on an OFR and those of an Edge III are spaced differently and are of different dimensions. You would have to do a potentially risky woodworking job to get a different sized trem to fit into the cavity, and aside from the risk, it's not exactly cheap. For a trem unit and the labour could be in the neighborhood of $800ish, ballpark estimate.
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#7
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Tremolos are not some awesome, universal device that magically fit into one another's slots, dude. The trem posts on an OFR and those of an Edge III are spaced differently and are of different dimensions. You would have to do a potentially risky woodworking job to get a different sized trem to fit into the cavity, and aside from the risk, it's not exactly cheap. For a trem unit and the labour could be in the neighborhood of $800ish, ballpark estimate.

Actually i think i've heard from multiple people on here that the edge3 and an OFR is a direct swap.
#8
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Actually i think i've heard from multiple people on here that the edge3 and an OFR is a direct swap.



I'm pretty confident that it is otherwise, but feel free to give it a shot. It sure would be a shame to spend a few hundred on a unit and not have it fit though.
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#9
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Actually i think i've heard from multiple people on here that the edge3 and an OFR is a direct swap.

This man is correct. The only thing is that the OFR is slightly wider, so it would take a routing, but that would be ridiculously cheap, as far as routing goes.

Also, Dudage, you obviously have no experience with replacing a floating tremolo system, because a FULL OFR routing costs in the neighborhood of $250, not $800. That's far more work than the replacement from an Edge III to an OFR.
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Justice4AllOne pretty much mentioned all of my ideas so yeah...pointless pun post.

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I was thinking that too, Justice usually seems like a pretty knowledgeable guy.
#11
Quote by CBILLCollector
The trem has actually fallen into the tremolo cavity. I want to know how to raise it again

Take out a spring or loosen the screws in the back of the guitar in the trem cavity. You can't just go around dropping your strings 2 steps with a floating tremolo whenever you feel like it.
#12
Quote by Dudage
I'm pretty confident that it is otherwise, but feel free to give it a shot. It sure would be a shame to spend a few hundred on a unit and not have it fit though.


It is possible. I made a tutorial on how to change the edgeIII for an OFR. The edge III is actually pretty good though. Much smoother than the OFR. The tutorial is in my sig anyways.
#14
leave it out
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#15
put some mother****ing chunky strings on your guitar and leave it in that tuning
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