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Old 01-29-2016, 05:31 PM   #10121
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I'm going to add that you're going to want to switch one string at a time to reduce the chance of
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:55 PM   #10122
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Wire cutters are useful on those sharp end bits...
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:17 PM   #10123
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So I should be setting my guitar up in what order? I'm thinking it's truss rod, action, then intonation?
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:59 AM   #10124
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Question on a Ibanez GRX70, I just started playing so I might already be over my head here. I love everything about the guitar, but it seems the action is super duper high, you could get a stack of dimes in between the strings and the last few frets. I did some youtube on lowering the action, and then getting everything back in tune, strings nice a low, so much easier. But notice that the saddles are not all perfectly lined up after intonation, and I have created a buzz on the 12th fret, last string. Like I said I'm a rookie so bare with me, also the Ibanez did not come with a user manual so I'm also in the process of learning what certain parts are called. I also did an intro in the new member section. So I guess my question is, did I possibly set the strings too low, and I assume the saddles not being perfectly lined up with the next one is not a big deal.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:55 PM   #10125
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Hey Jenny, I have a es335 copy and the action is very high. The bridge is already at the lowest and the truss rod doesn't need adjustment, I don't think. Measured at the 12th fret, the action is just under 3/8ths of an inch. I'm not too sure what else to do and I don't want to jack up my guitar. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:34 PM   #10126
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Hey, I know you said it's a copy but it's a set neck right? Just checking.
In case we can work with the neck angle.

You can check the action at the nut. And maybe consider lighter gauge strings too.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:42 PM   #10127
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Yeah, set neck. And I'm using Ernie Ball 10's. Would shaving the nut help change the action towards the bridge? After doing some reading around, would tightening up my neck lower the action? I was thinking that there might be too much relief in my neck. But, I don't know, that's why I'm asking.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:00 PM   #10128
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Before you mess with the nut you'll want to measure the neck relief.
Fret the first fret low E.
At the same time fret -~19th where neck and body meet.

With both places held check the middle frets.
How many picks if any fit between the fretwire and the string there
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:12 PM   #10129
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No picks fit between the string and the fret wire. It looks like the string is as close to touching the fret wire without actually touching it.
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:34 AM   #10130
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No picks fit between the string and the fret wire. It looks like the string is as close to touching the fret wire without actually touching it.


sorry didn't see that you posted back.
Honestly, I was hoping you would say that there was too much room.
that could happen if the action is too high.
You don't have a of room there, so it feels like it's something else.

did you adjust the stop tail bar at all?
i'm guessing you mean you lowered the TOM as much as you could already.
sometimes if the stop tail is at a bad angle it can pull at the strings.

also, because the tail shouldn't make too much of a difference, except for string tension, you can also check the height of the strings coming off the nut as they enter the board.

to do that, you fret the Low E at the 3rd fret.
with that held you should notice that the string hovers a hair over the 1st fret.
It's close to see but you can tell if you tap the string and hear it's making contact.
hopefully you'll find that the string is way Above the first fret, then we can adjust the nut.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:17 PM   #10131
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I have a Trapeze tail piece and I did make a tiny adjustment. My TOM is lowered as far as it will go. My string height is actually really good at the nut. I really don't know what else I could try.
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Old Yesterday, 11:44 AM   #10132
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I would try lighter strings, swapping one at a time.
or maybe look for a lower profile replacement bridge?
lighter strings might cause some fret buzz, it's hard to say.

it could be the way the neck was originally set.
not sure.
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