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Old 06-08-2007, 09:59 AM   #41
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Yeah, I measured it, and it needs adjusting.


assuming ur bridge is level...

you might want to add some more bend.
if u wanted to adjust ur truss rod, that would be a 1/8" turn in a Counter Clockwise direction, after u detune the strings a little. That's a very small turn.

that's a very small turn. you would turn let the guitar sit an hour then retune and remeasure.
if it still needed more bend u could turn anouther 1/8".

dont force a turn, and repost with any questions. make sure u use the correct size wrench.

wait, remeasure, u know ur on the right track when it lifts off the fretwire a little.
if u can ever fit more than a creditcards, thickness between the wire and the string, it's more bend than u need.
most guys like it just a bit off the fretwire.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #42
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this is great...I recommend that this be stickied
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:27 PM   #43
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thanks

but dont worry, it's not going anywhere. im sure it'll stay on the first page a while.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:46 PM   #44
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Is there a good site for someone new to guitars and setups which outlines what is needed and the steps to preform my own setup?
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Old 06-08-2007, 08:40 PM   #45
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:39 AM   #46
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:48 AM   #47
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hey jenny. this is more suited to mad since he's teh ibby master how do i know if my studs to adjust action are locked or not cos im afraid of breaking them
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:28 AM   #48
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sorry, it's the weekend. you know he likes to sleep in. ill bump you anyway.


see, i was under the impression, that the posts were adjustable once the nut was unlocked.
what type of bridge is it, cause i want to make a mental note.
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:52 AM   #49
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Hi, i have tuned by guitar to drop D and lowered the action like 2 months ago. I am getting a lot of fret buzzing on the lower 2 strings. I have also noticed that the end of the neck where it is attached to the body has kind of curled up so the action is lower at the 24th fret then it is at the 17th. Should i get it properly set up by a shop or can i adjust it myself?

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Old 06-09-2007, 08:58 AM   #50
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what type of guitar is it?
what gauge strings are u using?
what frets are rubbing the strings?
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:03 AM   #51
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sorry, it's the weekend. you know he likes to sleep in. ill bump you anyway.


see, i was under the impression, that the posts were adjustable once the nut was unlocked.
what type of bridge is it, cause i want to make a mental note.

nah this isn't for the nut this is for the studs (thats the one fark i have a bad memory) and like cos i wanna adjust my action i wanna know if my studs are locked or not cos i dont really wanna break 'em and have to buy new ones.

edit: its a Lo-Pro Edge

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Old 06-09-2007, 09:07 AM   #52
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what type of guitar is it?
what gauge strings are u using?
what frets are rubbing the strings?


what type of guitar is it?
it is a cort X-6. Its like a superstrat type of guitar with floydrose and locking nuts.

what gauge strings are u using?
9 - 42, the guitar is originally set up to this gauge.

what frets are rubbing the strings?
I dont quite understand. no frets are rubbing the strings. But the lower 2 strings get
a lot of buzz. I think it applies for most of the frets on the E string and frets 8-24 for the A string.
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ok usually when a string buzing, it;s because it's vibrating against some fretwire. where it makes contact with the board is a big help in determining, what to do next.

sometimes strings vibrate in the nut cut. that also has a specific remedy.

occasionally, something mechanical is loose. if the guitar rattles or the buzz stops when u touch certain bridge parts, then that's a different remedy as well.

as for the curling at the 24th. is it the fingerboard coming off? or is it that the neck seems to have too much bend? and is a banana shape, with the first and last frets higher than the middle.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:21 AM   #54
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Just wanted to mention that for general setups and specifically ibanez setups (Ibanez trems) you should check out Rich Harris's (the Ibanez Rules website owner) Tech page .
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ok, i just try it again, for the fret buzz, i think it is just rubbing the next fret.

The neck seems pretty straight. There is no bend to the sides. It is almost like a straight neck all the way through until the point where it joins the body the neck starts to bend upwards towards the strings, although the fret board is not coming off.

The action of the strings are the highest at around about 12th fret.
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ok, i just try it again, for the fret buzz, i think it is just rubbing the next fret.

The neck seems pretty straight. There is no bend to the sides. It is almost like a straight neck all the way through until the point where it joins the body the neck starts to bend upwards towards the strings, although the fret board is not coming off.

The action of the strings are the highest at around about 12th fret.


i believe you are talking of the neck angle proportinal to the body
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or maybe it's not sitting correctly in the neck pocket...


if it's rubbing the first fret. let's measure ur neck angle.
with a level bridge.

fret the Low E at the first fret. at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held, look at the middle frets, 7-9th.

if the string lays on the fretwire there, you might not have enough bend.
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yes, but the neck seems to be parrallel to the body (the section where the neck is attached) although the neck as a whole is not parallel making the high end of the neck (24th fret) closer to the strings.
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ok measure the neck angle. pehaps u have a high fret there and we can work around it. make sure ur bridge is level as well.
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or maybe it's not sitting correctly in the neck pocket...


if it's rubbing the first fret. let's measure ur neck angle.
with a level bridge.

fret the Low E at the first fret. at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held, look at the middle frets, 7-9th.

if the string lays on the fretwire there, you might not have enough bend.


there seems to be a little gap (about the thickness of a credit card, maybe a little bit more)
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