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Old 12-16-2012, 12:22 AM   #9481
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Hey I was wondering why my guitar bridge looked like this? Is this normal for an American Fender Strat Standard? Also, what's the difference of having the Strat open backed vs close backed?



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Old 12-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #9482
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you need to add a spring, and or tighten the two screws in the cavity.
also putting the springs in a "V" pattern is a little stronger than
three across.
http://mcnach.com/gearpics/Guitars/...ackbodyopen.jpg

the bridge isnt supposed to be that lifted.

and there's no real tonal difference between open or closed.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:45 AM   #9483
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how much lift should there be, if there should be any at all? And would adjusting it mess with my action/intonation?
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #9484
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there should be almost no lift.

if it's completely balanced then you can leave a little lift and still get the guitar to stay in tune.
if you're having tuning issues then you'll need to keep it almost completely flush.

and yeah you might have to intonate or adjust the saddles again,
but it'll be worth it if the guitars bridge is lifted like that now.

example of slightly lifted. but kept balanced by lubricating
all string contact points...
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #9485
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Hey guys, I recently got an RG821 which is great, but sometimes when I am playing a fast solo that requires bending(usually the high E string) it causes the top strings to "slip" below it and make my bend stop.

1) This could mostly be a technique issue, and since I sweat easily this causes the top strings to slip. What should I do about this? I tried raising the action a little bit on the high E but still...

2) I also noticed that bending on the middle part of the neck(again high E) is harder than on higher frets(15-22). Is this a string action issue or neck issue? The neck is pretty straight right now, would adding slight amount of relief help?

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #9486
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sounds like its probably technique.

you can keep a small stick of antiperspirant
with your guitar stuff. rub some on your hands
before playing.

also tension decreases as you go down the neck.
so that's also normal.

if you like your action and string gauge
then you might want to leave the neck as is.

adding slight relief might not decrease the tension
enough to be noticeable.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #9487
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Alright, thank you. Will focus more on my technique.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #9488
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ok maybe make a thread in the technique section.

you can always post back here if your stuck.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #9489
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ok maybe make a thread in the technique section.

you can always post back here if your stuck.


Could you please tell me what is the correct action setup for the high strings?
I mean, on my guitar where each string has it's own saddle for action, do I set each top string a little higher that the string below? e.g:

high E: 1.5mm
B: 1.8mm
G: 2.1mm

or should all the strings be on same height which on this example is 1.5mm.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #9490
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it really depends on your comfort.
guys sometimes like to follow their fretboards
curve.

so you will want to look up fretboard radius
of your guitar model. and see if you can
follow the board a little better.

most guys will set the action as low as possible
without getting buzz, but will also follow the curve
of the board.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #9491
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The radius on this model is 400mmR, but not sure if it means fretboard or neck radius.
Right now I set it like on my previous post, so each string a little higher than the one below, seems better that way.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #9492
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:22 AM   #9493
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To restring a guitar these following steps are very much utilizable one:
a)The first thing to do is find an appropriate place to carry out the procedure.
b)When the tools are ready and the guitar lying on the table, then start by slackening off the strings until there is no tension left. The string winder is perfect for this.Now, with the wire cutters, cut through all the strings one at a time. I do this down near the sound hole. Be careful not to damage the body varnish at this point.
c)Now remove the tone pegs from the rear of the bridge where the string disappears into the body and prise these out.If so, you can use your speed winder.It should be noted that some guitars have a loose saddle, and you should take note of how it sits should it come out!Next, unwind the strings from the tuning pegs and carefully dispose of them.
Again, some guitars will have a nut that comes loose! Be aware of this when the strings come off. The ends of the strings are very sharp and will pierce the skin quite easily, disgorging huge amounts of the red liquid all over your nice clean sheet.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #9494
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hey what's up. i have no clue what you're asking.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #9495
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So my Schecter Hellraiser has fairly high action and I want to lower it.

I was looking at this pic and was just wondering if I reading the OP right.


Do I have to loosen the screws that the red arrows are pointing at before I turn the screws on top?


Also, I should loosen the strings before doing this, right?

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #9496
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So my Schecter Hellraiser has fairly high action and I want to lower it.

I was looking at this pic and was just wondering if I reading the OP right.


Do I have to loosen the screws that the red arrows are pointing at before I turn the screws on top?


Also, I should loosen the strings before doing this, right?


The screws that the arrows are pointing at are what raises the bridge. Turning them changes the height and the screws at the top are what holds the bridge to the guitar.

I would advise loosening the strings, yes.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #9497
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #9498
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you probably sorted it out already, but yes, on a schecter there's often a screw on the top of the bridge post, that when loosened,
will easily allow you to adjust the thumbscrews.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #9499
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Hey.

I ordered a new Gibson LP studio online and it will be delivered soon, and I assume it will have very bad fret buzz like the last one I bought which had to be returned. Should I try raising the action and if that fails just get it set up, or just not tinker with it at all myself and get it set up?
I'm very uncomfortable adjusting the truss rod again, as I won't be sending this guitar back for a refund and don't want to ruin my guitar
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just get the guitar and go thru the setup
steps if needed.
talked about in the first post.

then post back here if more info is needed.

remember. buzz not transmitting thru the
amp is generally not considered an issue.
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