Technical Talk - Ibanez Edge Trems
I talk a lot about how the bodies are routed for an original Ibanez Edge, Edge Pro or Edge LoPro. IMO, those are the best trems made. Even better than an Original
Floyd Rose (OFR) - again IMO. But they are expensive.
I can do a mod to fit an Edge 3 or Edge Pro 2. That removes some wood. Those trems work, but right
they don't stay in tune anywhere near as well as an original Edge. The mod permanently changes the amount of wood in the body.
The easiest way is to look for the "Japan" logo on the block. Here are some pictures to help tell the difference.
This is an original Ibanez Edge Trem:
This is the back of an original Ibanez Edge Trem:
This is a close up of the block of an original Ibanez Edge Trem:
This is the front of an Ibanez Edge 3:
An Edge 3 is NOT a trem made in Japan. It does not stay in tune as well.
This is the back of an Ibanez Edge 3:
This is the back of an Ibanez Edge 3 (left) shown with the back on an original Edge (right):
Notice the Original Ibanez Edge trem has a lot less metal.
This is the front of an Ibanez Edge Pro (high quality):
This is the front of an Ibanez Edge Pro 2 (not so high quality):
Note how the front looks almost the same between and Edge Pro and and Edge Pro 2.
This is the back of an Ibanez Edge Pro 2 (right), Ibanez Original Edge (middle) and Ibanez Edge 3 (left):
Notice the extra metal on the Edge Pro 2 and the Edge 3.
This is the back of an Ibanez Edge Pro 2:
This seems confusing. It probably is. I only run parts from Japan on my Ibanez guitars.