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iamblackmo
post Mar 5 2009, 05:53 PM
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I recently acquired a Ibanez RG570. I have been trying to get its tremelo, which I believe is an Original Edge, set properly but I am having some problems.

One, I cant find a good picture of what this bridge should look like when it is set properly. The ultimate-guitar forum had an OK one but I am still having some problems.

Two, say when I do a full bend on the G string somewhere are the 7th 8th fret, the bridge elevates as if I was depressing the tremolo bar.

This one of the Japanese made RG570 with the Wizard II neck.

Any suggestions, ideas, and even a picture of your 570's bridge?
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post Mar 5 2009, 06:08 PM
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post Mar 5 2009, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Mar 5 2009, 06:08 PM) *
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Don't you have to sign in for that? I tried reading one of them, and it wanted username etc..




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post Mar 5 2009, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (Sircraigery @ Mar 5 2009, 02:28 PM) *
Don't you have to sign in for that? I tried reading one of them, and it wanted username etc..

I signed up but I could not find any useful info pertaining to my issue
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post Mar 5 2009, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (iamblackmo @ Mar 5 2009, 09:41 PM) *
I signed up but I could not find any useful info pertaining to my issue


Ok man, I'll take some pics. Mine is set perfect... I tune it once a week, well... more like check it (cuz it's always perfect).

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Ok man, I'll take some pics. Mine is set perfect... I tune it once a week, well... more like check it (cuz it's always perfect).



OK, i'm not sure what your know about these bridges, so i'm assuming you know nothing so all your questions will be answered the first time. But if you still have questions later, that's cool...ask away.

What you want to do is set the bridge's flat/wide part parallel with the face of the guitar body like this:
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You do this from the screws in the back, under the back plate, in conjunction with tuning the guitar after touch of these screws. It's best to do small increments, or you'll get lost and have to backtrack. You'll probably spend about 30 min to get this correct (or more).

TIP: when tuning, tune the two outside stings first, and work your way in... much easier. Also, never lower the action unless your stings are basically off the guitar.Attached Image


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post Mar 5 2009, 10:42 PM
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Unlike the Edge Pro on Sircraigery's guitar, the org Edge is not supposed to be parallel with the body, as the baseplate is angled. You can see rectangles at the side of the bridge. Those are the knife edges cast into the baseplate and they should be parallel with the body. smile.gif
Pics for reference: http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/angle.htm


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post Mar 5 2009, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Mar 5 2009, 10:42 PM) *
Unlike the Edge Pro on Sircraigery's guitar, the org Edge is not supposed to be parallel with the body, as the baseplate is angled. You can see rectangles at the side of the bridge. Those are the knife edges cast into the baseplate and they should be parallel with the body. smile.gif
Pics for reference: http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/angle.htm


Whoops haha. Ya, your correct. I thought he had an Edge Pro.


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post Mar 7 2009, 01:44 AM
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Figure I - When there is no pressure on the arm, or pressure is released, the trem will be at/return to what is know as the Zero Point. This is the point at which the pull of the strings and springs equal each other and the angle the trem rests at.

Figure II - When the arm is pushed down, the trem will tilt forward, the strings will relax, and the springs will be stretched.

Figure III- When the arm is pulled, the trem is tilted back/down, the strings are stretched, and the springs are relaxed.

The tension on the strings, whether they are stretched or relaxed, will raise and lower the pitch respectively. This is how the Floyd-type trem actually changes the pitch of notes.

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