One of my main gripes with Ibanez guitars has always been the material used for the sustain blocks on their double locking bridges. Pot metal does not make for good tone. I’ve upgraded all of my Ibanez guitars with an assortment of brass and titanium blocks, and they make for much better tone and sustain.
The problem for owners of newer Ibanez models with Edge Zero, Edge Zero II, ZR and ZR II bridges is that there has not been an option out there. The sustain blocks have also been smaller due to the complexities of the designs of the bridges. Whilst the modern designs may be great for tuning stability the tone has the potential to really suffer.
Killer Guitar Components have come to the rescue with a new brass sustain block upgrade for guitars loaded with Edge Zero type and ZR type bridges. The Edge Z Brass Tremolo Block is designed to work with all of the aforementioned bridges, and it is very reasonably priced considering the work required to mill the block to work in these guitars.
It’s great to finally see an upgrade for these bridges. They have some fantastic features not seen in many other bridges. Now you can have a great functioning bridge with great tone and sustain too.