Ginza Ibanez kit 14 - Pierre Schwartz

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This is not the original Ibanez 77 it's a Chinese copy from Ganza Guitars, China

Ginzaguitars company, Room 8-1009, Sunshine 100 City Plaza, Weifang, WeifangShi Shandong, China

There is a lot of work doing this guitar since the manufacturer has forgotten to drill holes and other non "Ibanez" standard

stuff. The tremolo came as a lefty instead of a normal right hand model (strange), I do not like these Chinese hardware anyway

so I replaced that with an original Ibanez instead (that whammy peace cost 3 times the guitar)

http://www.ginzaguitars.com/content/?1076.html

Three Reasons for the Tremolo Redesign by Ibanez https://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_edge_pro_tremolo_cb.htm (see end of page)

1. The new designs address the drawbacks of the original Floyd Rose design incorporated in the Edge (1986) and LoPro Edge (1990).
2. The Korean made Lo-TRS II tremolo was never held in the same esteem as our Japanese made Edge/Lo-Pro. Korean models provide a bulk of Ibanez locking tremolo sales.

3. The S Series has grown and evolved so a new tremolo system was designed to accommodate it's needs.

Price for the Guitar

Ginza kit                                                        80$ (you do not need all the other stuff below, this is enough for start playing)

Transport to DK        90$

Paint, pens, other     20$

Ibanez tremolo         70$

Total                 460$

 

Source for Ibanez Tremolo system: www.jemsite.com

EdgePro Double Locking Tremolo

"Same trem arm from EDGE"
"Easy string loading block"
"Hardened metal inserts"

EDGE cut view - "New system for clamping the strings, no need for cutting the ball ends."

  • The tremolo arm has a similar arm holder (pushes in) just like the Edge/LoPro

  • SOUND-METAL steel saddle insert, for longer life of saddle & tone benefits?

  • No need to cut ball-end of strings (string passes thru the block if you want) but allen wrenches STILL REQUIRED to lock down the string to the saddle and nut (no ease of use here really - yawn)

  • Nut should screw to the neck (ala many Prestige models - as opposed to bolting thru the neck like the JEM/RGs did)

  • Featured on 2003 Japanese-made Ibanez guitars

  • Studs are the same as the ProEdge-II and do NOT feature the set screw to fasten the post to the anchor (as per the Edge, and LoPro Edge).

  • Studs are the same thread and spacing as the old Edge/LoPro (studs are interchangable), but are different than the EdgePro-II.

  • Has no similarity to the new Floyd Rose "Speedloader" nor does it require special strings, like that system

  • Will not retrofit an old Edge/LoPro, as routing will be required, likewise you cannot put an Edge/LoPro on a 2003 model that ships with the EdgePro. Specifically, the front part of the bridge baseplate (pickup side of the studs) and the knife edge has a different radius, the back (near fine tuners) of the Edge Pro is longer and finally the inside area for the tremolo block needs to be totally routed for the EdgePro bridge.

  • Will not retrofit with the new EdgePro-II

 

Listed below are the only parts that interchange between the LoPro Edge and the new EdgePro trems. Everything else is new.

  • Arm Socket and all the parts that go with it

  • Screw for the saddle intonation to hold it in place

  • Tremolo arm (and white bushings)

  • Fine tuners

  • Body anchors


 

Edge Pro Tremolo Features (Ibanez literature)

  • The Edge-Pro retains the same basic system of the original Edge, including the tremolo
    arm and the knife insert for the stud.

  • Lowest profile Ibanez tremolo ever.

  • Upgraded version of Japanese Edge and Lo-Pro Edge

  • Strings can be installed with or without ball end.

  • String holder block is part of the saddle. No more blocks falling out.

  • Die-cast bridge follows the shape of the fretboard for more comfortable right hand feel.

  • Allows stiffer string tension for arming and superior return to pitch. Since the saddle chip is
    installed on the front part of the two piece saddle, there's always full contact between the
    saddle and the base plate, which increases sustain.

  • Rounded steel saddle "chip" offers increased sustain and longer string life.

  • Available on all Ibanez Prestige and Signature Models (except K7) featuring a locking trem system.
     

 

EdgePro-II Double Locking Tremolo


 

"Same trem arm from SAT/FAT type bridge"
"Easy string loading block" (allen wrenches still required)
"New system for clamping the strings, no need for cutting the ball ends."

  • Featured on Korean-made guitars (replacing the horrendous Lo-TRS-xx)

  • Similar to the EdgePro visually, except it is missing the saddle inserts and the arm holder, and is shorter in length (from stud to fine tuners)

  • Heat treated plate & knife edges (whereas the TRS-xxx's have just the knife edge treated)

  • Pop in tremolo arm (not screw in), minus the arm holder and white bushings (als Edge, LoPro and ProEdge. Two set screws allow you to adjust arm height (off the baseplate) and looseness (swing vs tight).

  • Studs are not the same as the ProEdge and do NOT feature the set screw to fasten the post to the anchor (as per the old Edge, and LoPro Edge trems)

  • Has no similarity to the new Floyd Rose "Speedloader" nor does it require special strings, like that system

  • Will not retrofit an old Edge/LoPro, as routing will be required, likewise you cannot put an Edge/LoPro on a 2003 model that ships with the EdgePro or EdgePro-II.

  • Will not retrofit with the new EdgePro


replacable knife edges

arm holder with adjustable height and tension

Edge Pro II Features (Ibanez literature)

  • The Edge-Pro II represents a significant upgrade for the Korean-made RG's.

  • Improved design replaces Lo-TRS II

  • Die-cast bridge plate (like the MIJ Edge trems) with replaceable knife edge plate. The Lo-TRS and Lo-TRS II featured stamped plates)

  • The basic bridge design is the same as our Japanese locking trems (Edge, LoPro, EdgePro).

  • Strings can be installed with or without ball end.

  • String holder block is part of the saddleŚno more blocks falling out.

  • Die-cast bridge follows the shape of the fretboard for more comfortable right hand feel.

  • Allows stiffer string tension for arming and superior return to pitch.

  • Arm has both height and tension adjustments.

  • Featured on all Korean-made RG models utilizing double-locking systems.

 

 

 
 
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