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Need Help, New Bridge?
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:35 pm
Hey guys, I bought an rg 270 from ebay, and already have made some mods to it. I put an air norton in the neck pos, and soon to get the steves special, and gonna have them coil tapped. but i noticed that the bridge when pulled up or down it does not stay in tune, it either goes sharp or flat, i was wondering if it was the single locking trem (just lock at the nut) or the springs are worn out. I was thinking bout gettin a lo pro edge, or just buying an original floyd rose trem, or should i try to replace the springs first. any words on this situation would really help.
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:48 pm
Considering that you bought an RG270, the trem on that guitar is not exactly top of the line. Depending on the year, you either have a TRS or a newer bridge. The TRS is not very well regarded. Many say the new one is better but it has not stood the test of time yet. If you have a TRS (you can tell by the markings and a screw in bar), you can replace it with an OFR no problem, just drop in n go. For the new trem, I'm not too sure if OFR will work. The reason being that there might be some issues with intonation. Of course, you can try to adjust the angle of your trem, try to set it up as perfect as possible before you decide to spent a bulk of money on a new trem. A TRS should float parallel to the body of the guitar, the new trem should be the same. Also, make sure you stretch the strings well. If you plan on changing the strings, pull the trem out and check the knife edge to see if there's any significan wear. That's all I can think of right now. I don't think the problem lies in the springs. Those are probably the parts that wears the slowest. Hope this helps
Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 4:40 pm
hey bobo, thanks for the input. I checked out my trem but, it does not have any markings on it, but it does have a screw on trem bar. another thing, do you think a edge tremolo will fit on the 270, because i think the edge will pronbaly be better than the floyd, but i dont know if that will mess up the intonation or not.
Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 6:28 pm
I own an ibanez rg 270 bk.
Well.. the trem sucks a lot because yes, it is an single locking trem.
It just locks at the nut.
The model of the trem is tsl 101 i think. Even it doesn't appear on the trem.
Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 8:41 pm
sorry man, an edge nor an lo-pro edge would make a direct swap with TRS. Intonation is one thing but I think the spacing between the posts cause a problem too. In all honestly, OFR are fantastic trems. What makes a trem good, most importantly, is the grade of steel used to construct it. In the case of TRS, you can imagine that it wasn't made with the best material. Edge, Lo-pro, and OFR are all well reputed products and made from practically the same grade of steel. In that respect, those trems are equally good. From a function stand point, you might prefer one over the rest for various reasons but I can't imagine any significant fault you can find with any of these. So I guess what I'm saying is that go for an OFR, you won't have to worry about intonation n stuff like that.
Best of luck!