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Old 08-24-2014, 12:50 AM   #10021
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It seemed there may be some slight relief. I've noticed I can lower the action more now, which was an issue before as well. I'l give it more relief and look into some heavier strings.

Thank you for all your help.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:12 PM   #10022
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Yeah, I know this is stupid, but...

Encountered strange problem after I changed my LTD ST-213's stock tuners to Gotoh(SG381 6L, non locking) ones. Gotoh's are more )( shaped, and smooth surface, than originals and I had really big problems to get high E to bite in&tighten.

Lost two strings when I put them in just like with old tuners, but string just slipped out from machine post when I tuned them. It seems that with Gotohs high E really need many wrap around post before it holds. With old ones high E stayed nicely even with one wrap around.

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Old 09-06-2014, 07:56 AM   #10023
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I've got loads of buzz, particularly on the 3 deepest strings of my guitar. It looks like the strings are hitting the last fret when I play them. On some of the strings, they seem to just be hitting the next fret.

There's also an ungodly amount of string squeak going on.

Any idea of what the problem is? I checked the neck relief and the gap on the middle frets is about 1mm, if that helps.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:18 AM   #10024
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some are more tricky then others to float.
make sure the bridge has a good balance,
but if you've lubed all contact points and strung it up
well, then i suggest you look at locking tuners.

simple swap out and should help completely stable to whole thing.


Changed the strings and wound them up as I usually do using the 'locking' trick (the tech I took it to wound them up normally). Applied some dry PTFE lubricant on all contact points. After diving the strings only go out of tune by a few cents but it's nothing drastic, much better now and I can actually use the trem!

I have noticed that if I pull up, I hear the bridge 'sticking' and it doesn't return back to the original position. It throws everything out of tune unless I quickly dive the trem again. I don't know whether this is a fault or it's something I have to deal with when using the tremolo.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:56 AM   #10025
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Hey all, I'm not sure if I need more relief or higher action. I play fairly hard, and have gone from 11's to 10's as they feel more comfortable for me. I play in standard or E flat.
I get buzz all over, but it is more noticeable at the 1st-5th frets.

My action is about 2mm bass side at 12th fret, 1.6mm treble. Relief is less than a thin pick.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:28 AM   #10026
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I bought a Schecter Omen Extreme-6 with the intention of tuning it to Drop C. It came from the factory set up for E tuning with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings (10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46) and sounds amazing. The Drop C strings I got are D'Addario NYXL (10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52).

Question is, would I need to adjust the saddles/truss rod for these new strings/new tuning.
As good as it sounds I really don't want to mess with it much
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:31 AM   #10027
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Make sure your bridge radius is the same radius as your fretboard
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:25 AM   #10028
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I bought a Schecter Omen Extreme-6 with the intention of tuning it to Drop C. It came from the factory set up for E tuning with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings (10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46) and sounds amazing. The Drop C strings I got are D'Addario NYXL (10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52).

Question is, would I need to adjust the saddles/truss rod for these new strings/new tuning.
As good as it sounds I really don't want to mess with it much


if you take off one string at a time and stay close to factory gauge, you can usually get away with needing minor adjustments.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:31 PM   #10029
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:08 AM   #10030
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if you take off one string at a time and stay close to factory gauge, you can usually get away with needing minor adjustments.


Awesome thanks!
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:01 PM   #10031
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Hey all! I have an Epi LP Special II, I just broke my high e string from bends what string am i supposed to get for the guitar? I just want the standard set that came with it. Also this is the first time i broke a string should I repair it myself or let like Guitar Center do it (if they even do that)?
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:30 PM   #10032
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:32 PM   #10033
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Hey all! I have an Epi LP Special II, I just broke my high e string from bends what string am i supposed to get for the guitar? I just want the standard set that came with it. Also this is the first time i broke a string should I repair it myself or let like Guitar Center do it (if they even do that)?


pick up a set of 10s.
use the high e. save the rest in case needed.
look at a "how to string". tutorial here page one of this thread or
on YouTube. you can't mess it up.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:01 PM   #10034
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pick up a set of 10s.
use the high e. save the rest in case needed.
look at a "how to string". tutorial here page one of this thread or
on YouTube. you can't mess it up.


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Old 11-03-2014, 02:34 AM   #10035
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I think these are very useful guide for every guitarist. Some guitarist won't be know how to proper string a guitar so it will help them. Even this will help for beginners.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:43 AM   #10036
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #10037
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I have a couple questions about a guitar i recently bought. It is an Ibanez RG 6001. Since this is my first guitar with a Floyd Rose style tremolo(It looks like a Lo-TRS, but i can't find any information on this guitar except for Guitar Center's website.) i need to know that if i do go from 9 gauge strings to 10's, will i need to do an entire set up of the guitar? Also what is a good lubricant for the tremolo posts? I'm planning on ordering some Big Bends Nut Sauce to use for all of my guitars.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:07 PM   #10038
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usually you have to block a floyd bridge and expect some setup after string changes.
there's a Floyd thread right next to this on in the EG section, has pics on the first page. see if there's help in there.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #10039
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I bought an Agile AL-2000 recently, and while I know it has issues with fret buzzing (not my main issue) I'm more concerned about the pick ups. when I press on them at all, they move to where i'm pressing down on almost as if they're loose. The guitar itself sounds fine, but is this an issue? I can add a picture of my guitar if needed but I didn't want to without asking due to spam.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:11 PM   #10040
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for any fret buzz, try to identify where the buzz is.
string and frets, if the buzz transmits through the amp...
then adjust the string heights, and/or measure the neck's relief.
how to do that is explained in the first post of this thread.

as for the pickups feeling "loose", this is an lp style guitar, right?
well, they are held in place by a screw mounted into a frame that's attached to the body of the guitar.

in between the pickup and the frame on each side, is a spring that is supposed to be stiff enough to keep the pups secure but adjustable.
if the spring is too "lax" then the pups might rattle, bounce or feel loose.
will they pop off? no.
can you buy new pup springs, carefully remove the pickups, and put the new springs in? sure.
there are probably youtube videos showing how to do this 5 minute job.
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