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trem on RG920
tigercraft
#1 Posted : 9/2/2017 7:30:31 PM

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I have an RG920 from the original series.
I've read that the trem on this will eventually give out I believe mine has.
Really the only pieces to go so far are the black blocks inside the
trem that hold the strings, which do come out. Can I buy a replacement
set of those? Can I use standard FR parts or do I have to get them from
Ibanez? Ultimately I'd like to drop an original Edge in this but I see that
I will at the least have to do some milling and set up the spring system
for a traditional mount.

BUT

Will the Edge be the right height etc. once I get it in?
How much work is involved in that?
I don't really even like the Edge ZR hybrid it came with so replacing the
trem is really the option I will take if it's just easier.

thanks in advance
Bill@Ibanez
#2 Posted : 9/6/2017 2:00:29 PM
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To say that your tremolo "gave out" doesn't give me too much info. The knife edges on these EDGE Zero II tremolos may be the only thing I could see that would wear over time and become less "sharp". This is also the case for the EDGE pro and Original EDGE tremolos. Otherwise, I'm not sure what else could wear out on these that cannot be fixed or set up.

I do recommend having the tremolo checked out and set up every so often. Especially when changing strings, it is important to make sure the tremolo angle and height are set correctly to get the best performance out of it. The replacement string holder blocks shouldn't wear out easily, but they definitely are easily lost! I've lost a good handful of them over the years when I'm changing strings. The EDGE Zero has a specific 'T' shaped block that you'll probably want to find online. Part number: 2TRX5BA015. Same as the original EDGE, these are not universal parts and none of the Floyd Rose blocks will work in the Ibanez tremolos.

If you do end up routing out the body to fit an original EDGE in there, you will be able to adjust the spring tension and bridge height studs to set it up at the right angle and height, so no worries there. If you want to read up on setting up tremolos, I suggest the forum post here:
http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postst69978_MEGATRON-S-FLOATING-TREM-GUIDE.aspx

That has a ton of good information on how to properly set up a floating tremolo.
Hope this helps!
-Bill
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