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Old 01-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Floating bridge problem?

Hi all, I've just changed the strings on my ibanez 170dxl to the Ernie ball 13-48 gauge set.
I realised these are obviously much thicker strings and as such would have more tension but due to playing tuned down on my ibanez I decided it would be a good idea, I guess time will tell. The problem if it even is a problem is that now my bridge ( which is a floating trem ) is now considerable more raised than with the previous strings. I can fit about a thumb two fingers in the gap. Is this a problem or is this to be expected with thicker strings on a floating trem?

Thanks in advance Simon
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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You need to properly set the spring tension and the intonation (adjust the saddles).
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Ah okay, how do I do that? By using the Allen keys to loosen it?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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There is a FR setup guide in the stickys of this forum. If you don't think you can do it, Take it to a tech
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