SimonGrounsell
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2013
40 IQ
#1
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
Robbgnarly
Tab Contributor
Join date: Feb 2011
290 IQ
#2
You need to properly set the spring tension and the intonation (adjust the saddles).
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Robbgnarly
Tab Contributor
Join date: Feb 2011
290 IQ
#4
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
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate