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#10121
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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#10123
So I should be setting my guitar up in what order? I'm thinking it's truss rod, action, then intonation?
#10124
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.
#10125
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?
#10126
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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#10127
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.
#10128
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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#10129
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.
#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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#10131
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.
#10132
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.
Jenneh

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#10134
Thanks! Also, I have a trapeze tail piece would it change things if I changed it to a regular stop tail piece? or does that not really play into anything?
#10135
If you have a floating tremlo set up on a stratocaster is there ever a danger of breaking the bridge (see picture). I ask this becasuse when I use the whammy the metal bridge part appears to bend itself quite alot. Is this normal or just an illusion? How does the mechanism actually work?
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#10136
I used my guitar without any new setup from the factory and the guitar is getting fret buzz even when i'm in Drop D I still got fret buzz on all of the strings (mostly 5th and 6th string)
which way should I turn the truss rod and what tool should I use.
Thank you
#10137
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4NYyZ9OqpHydVYweHE5LV9fcTQ/view?usp=sharing

Can anyone help me with this? I am not sure what is causing this because it worked fine like a week or two ago. If it's string height, I tried tightening it as Ibanez manual says so but I can't tighten it further with the allen wrench. Length is 2 mm on 8th fret on Low E. High E is also the same. I did try adjusting the neck now through truss rod adjustment but I am scared to an extent. I tried both sides but that ringing sound doesn't go away. Any way to remove that ringing sound?

Any help is appreciated.
#10138
I've got a lot of buzz when I'm anywhere near by Compaq FS740 (oldie CRT monitor) and using only a single pickup on my JT-300. Degaussing causes a massive spike in noise followed by a slight temporary decrease, so I'm almost certain it's a magnetic field issue. There's also some cross-interference with my cell phone, but that's unrelated.

So, is there any way I can reduce or eliminate this noise without turning off my monitor or using multiple pickups?
Demonstration: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1j230qrKuYT

Order of events:
Switch starts in 4th/bridge+mid position
Switch moved to 5th/bridge position
Switch moved through 4th/bridge+mid position very briefly
Switch moved to 3rd/mid position
Switch moved through 2nd/mid+neck position very briefly
Switch moved to 1st/neck position
Monitor degaussed
Monitor turned off
Monitor turned on
Switch moved to 2nd/mid+neck position
-end

4 note riff first in 2nd position and then in first, at same level as the noise recording:
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1GODjBHfsYC


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If you have a floating tremlo set up on a stratocaster is there ever a danger of breaking the bridge (see picture). I ask this becasuse when I use the whammy the metal bridge part appears to bend itself quite alot. Is this normal or just an illusion? How does the mechanism actually work?

I'd like to know this as well. My bridge is permanently bent exactly where that arrow points, but of course I have a JT-300 and not a 'real' strat.
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#10139
Hi guys, hoping for a little help with an Ibanez RG1570 that I recently bought. Every time I come to play the guitar, it's gone out of tune and every time I divebomb at all, it goes out of tune. I've heard nothing but good things about the Edge Pro trem, but mine needs some tweaking perhaps. If I've divebombed, the G-string tends to go very sharp while the rest go flat, and no amount of wiggling the bar puts them back in tune (I've heard that can work with some trems). If it's been left on a stand overnight, it's all a few cents flat and it needs fully retuned (this only happens about half of the time). I've stretched the strings in a ridiculous amount but it still happens. The trem is flat against the body too so it seems correctly balanced, and there aren't any crazy shifts in temperature here. Please help, before I just go and buy a trem block
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#10140
i'm pretty terrible at setups too but the info on the ibanez rules site is pretty good, or there's a sticky here about floyd rose trem setups.
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#10141
Cool thanks Dave, I'll check those out. There's probably something stupidly obvious that I'm doing wrong, I hope so anyway.
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#10142
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Hi guys, hoping for a little help with an Ibanez RG1570 that I recently bought. Every time I come to play the guitar, it's gone out of tune and every time I divebomb at all, it goes out of tune. I've heard nothing but good things about the Edge Pro trem, but mine needs some tweaking perhaps. If I've divebombed, the G-string tends to go very sharp while the rest go flat, and no amount of wiggling the bar puts them back in tune (I've heard that can work with some trems). If it's been left on a stand overnight, it's all a few cents flat and it needs fully retuned (this only happens about half of the time). I've stretched the strings in a ridiculous amount but it still happens. The trem is flat against the body too so it seems correctly balanced, and there aren't any crazy shifts in temperature here. Please help, before I just go and buy a trem block


I would do some research on setups, click around on ibanezrules (dot com) and check out his guide.

I I have four prestiges and are hard to get out of tune (lol). If that doesn't help i would get it set up professionally from a good luthier who will show you how to do it as they work on it.
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#10144
Quick question, when setting your intonation on a tune-o-matic style bridge do you loosen the strings when adjusting the saddles?

Or do you...?

1. Tune to pitch
2. Fret 12th & check pitch
3. Adjust saddle
4. Tune again to pitch
#10145
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1. Tune 12th fret harmonic to center pitch
2. Fret 12th fret. If flat, loosen screw to make string shorter. If sharp, tighten screw to make string longer.
3.Repeat above steps until fretted 12th matches harmonic 12th
TIP: Tune by playing quarter or eighth notes repeatedly. Loosening strings are only for separate "block" saddles as some saddles might stay in place after the adjustment made because of string pressure, especially when loosening the saddle.
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#10146
hi,

I guess this is the right place to ask this question :
Just got a Schecter Backjack SLS C-1 and it has 09 46 ernie ball strings. My question is what gauge should I use if I want to be able to use D drop C tuning ?
For Daddario, I can use their tension chart but I can't find any tension char for EB.

Thanks for the help
#10147
I personally like 10-52. But you may want to use a 56 for the 6th string if drop C is something you do a lot of.
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#10148
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I personally like 10-52. But you may want to use a 56 for the 6th string if drop C is something you do a lot of.

If I go for 54 it would not be enough ? I don't like to retune a lot my guitar since it is bad for it but I do change between D and C for the low E quite often.

I am scared that the low E tension would be too high for D or too low for C.
If too high it could damage it, if too low of C it would not play well.
#10149
You're getting scared over absolutely nothing. Guitar necks don't get damaged by tuning a string 1 step up. That's just silly.

52, 54 or 56, the effect it'll have on the neck is going to be negligible. If the neck has more relief because you put a heavier gauge string on there, adjust the truss rod. That's what it's there for.

The only way to know what string gauge you like is to try them.
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#10150
Thx I guess I thinking too much. For my last guitar I used daddario strings and to get bigger ones I always checked the tension chart
But from now on I will stop working too much
#10151
Hey can anyone help with pickup issues? I have an LTD mh-360fr and it barely picks up my high strings, I have a feeling it could be from liquid getting on the pickups at some point but I'm not sure, can anyone help?
#10152
Great forum guys. Keep up the great work providing useful knowledge!
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#10153
Help! Intonation problem.

I have matched up the open string and 12th fret with the saddles on the bridge for all strings, they are lined up nicely in a row etc. But my G string is still sharp and I can't go anywhere further back. Do I just need to restring that string and make it shorter?

Also, My high B and E are perfect according to the electronic tuner as regards open and on the 12th, but the two of them are still off pitch when you play the harmonics on the 5th (for B) and 7th (For E).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!
#10154
Help! Intonation problem.

I have matched up the open string and 12th fret with the saddles on the bridge for all strings, they are lined up nicely in a row etc. But my G string is still sharp and I can't go anywhere further back. Do I just need to restring that string and make it shorter?

Also, My high B and E are perfect according to the electronic tuner as regards open and on the 12th, but the two of them are still off pitch when you play the harmonics on the 5th (for B) and 7th (For E).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!
#10155
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Help! Intonation problem.

I have matched up the open string and 12th fret with the saddles on the bridge for all strings, they are lined up nicely in a row etc. But my G string is still sharp and I can't go anywhere further back. Do I just need to restring that string and make it shorter?

Also, My high B and E are perfect according to the electronic tuner as regards open and on the 12th, but the two of them are still off pitch when you play the harmonics on the 5th (for B) and 7th (For E).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!


i've had less than good results doing intonation with the open string and 12th fret. i've also tried it with the open string and 24th fret. i think doing the recommended 12th fret harmonic with the 12th fret still gives the best compromise (and it will always be a compromise) (or i'm just doing it wrong).
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#10156
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#10157
Some advice regarding Fret buzz would be appreciated.

I'm having a lot of buzz on the Low E, but only near the nut (F-Gish).
I'm also getting some buzz on the A string, but also near the nut (A#-Cish).
No Buzz issues anywhere else. Is this a fret problem, or a truss rod issue, or other?
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#10159
I have an Ibanez RG421 and the neck is visually warped. I turned the truss rod right a quarter turn at a time (which I assume means 90° and not quarter of how much the truss rod will turn in one go) in intervals. I did around four half turns over a period of a few days, and while the action decreasing significantly, there is no visual change in the neck's bow. I keep turning it, tuning it to pitch, waiting a few hours, tuning it again, then turning the truss rod again.

My plan is to keep doing this until I'm satisfied that there is no bow visually, but the truss rod is pretty tight. I can still turn it with one hand, so it's okay right? How do I know if it's too tight to continue?
#10160
I'm just adjusting my tremolo floating bridge. I was wondering how long the nails of the term claw are as I'm raising the bridge and I don't want want the screws to come out?
Also I have some rust on the term claw, what's the best way to remove this, should I spray it with dw40