#1
Hi, just a quick question about the edge pro on my RG1570

I am adjusting the bridge height, just to confirm, turing the bolts clockwise will lower the bridge yeah?

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#2
it should.
just do yourself a favor and remove the strings from the bridge and remove the bridge Completely before turning the posts.
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it should.
just do yourself a favor and remove the strings from the bridge and remove the bridge Completely before turning the posts.


What?

Hes adjusting the bridge height so why would he remove it that makes no sense. Dont listen to this guy I believe clockwise lowers it but im not certain on that. If you did remove the bridge god its a bitch to get back in trust me ive done it before.
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What?

Hes adjusting the bridge height so why would he remove it that makes no sense. Dont listen to this guy I believe clockwise lowers it but im not certain on that. If you did remove the bridge god its a bitch to get back in trust me ive done it before.


he's cause friction and possibly damage the knife edges, which in turn will cause him to lose tuning stability.

yes it is a bitch to put back, but maintenance on a FR is a bitch to begin with.
FYI,i have that guitar so i think i know what i'm talking about.

EDIT: if you learn to live with FR bridges, it becomes less of a pain in the ass. i've removed my bridge completely many times and i've had my guitar setup up back again in less than 15 min.
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he's cause friction and possibly damage the knife edges, which in turn will cause him to lose tuning stability.

yes it is a bitch to put back, but maintenance on a FR is a bitch to begin with.
FYI,i have that guitar so i think i know what i'm talking about.


I didnt mean to be mean or say that you are unknowledgable it kinda came off the wrong way. I was always told that you can adjust the height with the strings on/trem still on I was mistaken apparently. Ive only done it once cause it was set up professionally when right after I bought mine.
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#6
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he's cause friction and possibly damage the knife edges, which in turn will cause him to lose tuning stability.

yes it is a bitch to put back, but maintenance on a FR is a bitch to begin with.
FYI,i have that guitar so i think i know what i'm talking about.

EDIT: if you learn to live with FR bridges, it becomes less of a pain in the ass. i've removed my bridge completely many times and i've had my guitar setup up back again in less than 15 min.

FYI, don't bitch back. He knows more than you could ever hope to know about Ibanez guitars. There's no reason to have to remove the bridge if you're lowering it. In a literal sense, you'd actually be raising it
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I didnt mean to be mean or say that you are unknowledgable it kinda came off the wrong way. I was always told that you can adjust the height with the strings on/trem still on I was mistaken apparently. Ive only done it once cause it was set up professionally when right after I bought mine.



no worries, i didn't take any offence


you can raise the bridge without removing anything, but you have to remember, you have the posts(steel) grinding against the knife edges(steel) which will damage them.

i've done most of the maintence on my guitar ever since i lost faith in shops. for instance my strat was suppose to be intonated and was still playing like crap. when i had my RG1570 in the shop to get a trem setter installed, not only did they take forever, it didn't stay in tune at all. on top of that i noticed some major fret buzz going up the neck. 150 wasted on a "pro setup"

i had to fix it myself. now it plays like a dream.

EDIT: Victoria,
sorry if i sound rude, but how do you know that i'm not as knowledgeable on ibanez guitars as him?
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no worries, i didn't take any offence


you can raise the bridge without removing anything, but you have to remember, you have the posts(steel) grinding against the knife edges(steel) which will damage them.

i've done most of the maintence on my guitar ever since i lost faith in shops. for instance my strat was suppose to be intonated and was still playing like crap. when i had my RG1570 in the shop to get a trem setter installed, not only did they take forever, it didn't stay in tune at all. on top of that i noticed some major fret buzz going up the neck. 150 wasted on a "pro setup"

i had to fix it myself. now it plays like a dream.


Yeah I wanna get into repair myself but I need to get a cheaper floyd guitar so that I dont have to mess up my RG

EDIT: Hes right he prolly knows as much or more than me. Im not wrong on ibanez guitars very often but he is correct here.
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Yeah I wanna get into repair myself but I need to get a cheaper floyd guitar so that I dont have to mess up my RG

EDIT: Hes right he prolly knows as much or more than me. Im not wrong on ibanez guitars very often but he is correct here.


it's not that hard actually. teh RG1570 is my first floyd guitar. you just have to be very dedicated. i kid you not when i tell you for the first week i had my RG i did not play it. i spent hours daily looking at it and examining the bridge. hell i took the entire thing apart and put it back together before i was satisfied

don't worry man. i didn't mean to come off strong either. i really enjoy guitars and hate to argue over who's right and who's wrong. we can always learn something new. after all, we're all here to help each other, no?

TS, just like i mentioned before you should take your time and remove the bridge to prevent any damage to the knife edges. screw the posts down and put the bridge back on. might take you a while, but if you value your tuning stability you should.
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it's not that hard actually. teh RG1570 is my first floyd guitar. you just have to be very dedicated. i kid you not when i tell you for the first week i had my RG i did not play it. i spent hours daily looking at it and examining the bridge. hell i took the entire thing apart and put it back together before i was satisfied

don't worry man. i didn't mean to come off strong either. i really enjoy guitars and hate to argue over who's right and who's wrong. we can always learn something new. after all, we're all here to help each other, no?

TS, just like i mentioned before you should take your time and remove the bridge to prevent any damage to the knife edges. screw the posts down and put the bridge back on. might take you a while, but if you value your tuning stability you should.


Yeah that is true I learn something new everyday about guitars, I love it. I dont like to argue really either I just have a strong resistance to someone telling me YOUR WRONG which you didnt Ik im just sayin.
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#11
yeah i hate that "I'm right, You're wrong" attitude. instead of arguing to prove a point they should come to a mutual understanding. and instead of the ****ty know-it-all attitude, people should pass on their knowledge in a non bitchy way.

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#12
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he's cause friction and possibly damage the knife edges, which in turn will cause him to lose tuning stability.

yes it is a bitch to put back, but maintenance on a FR is a bitch to begin with.
FYI,i have that guitar so i think i know what i'm talking about.

EDIT: if you learn to live with FR bridges, it becomes less of a pain in the ass. i've removed my bridge completely many times and i've had my guitar setup up back again in less than 15 min.

No he's not, at least no more than is already present in the system, everything moves together so it's not an issue. If the bridge post was sliding against the knife edge then fair enough, but that obviously doesn't happen because that would mean the action wouldn't change when you adjusted the bolts with the strings on. There's already friction there, it's what's holding the knife edge in place, everyday whammy use will cause far more fluctuation in friction than a simple action adjustment. Not to mention that the Edge Pro is built like a tank, my Lo Pro is 15 years old and is still razor sharp, and I've never taken the strings off to adjust the acton, it's not like it's something you do every day anyway.

There's no reason whatsoever to take the strings off for a simple action adjustment, and taking the bridge off is plain daft...the posts are just a means to an end, what you're changing is the height of the strings, and how can you adjust something when you can't actually see what you're adjusting?
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No he's not, at least no more than is already present in the system, everything moves together so it's not an issue. If the bridge post was sliding against the knife edge then fair enough, but that obviously doesn't happen because that would mean the action wouldn't change when you adjusted the bolts with the strings on. There's already friction there, it's what's holding the knife edge in place, everyday whammy use will cause far more fluctuation in friction than a simple action adjustment. Not to mention that the Edge Pro is built like a tank, my Lo Pro is 15 years old and is still razor sharp, and I've never taken the strings off to adjust the acton, it's not like it's something you do every day anyway.

There's no reason whatsoever to take the strings off for a simple action adjustment, and taking the bridge off is plain daft...the posts are just a means to an end, what you're changing is the height of the strings, and how can you adjust something when you can't actually see what you're adjusting?


i guess i stand corrected
well i've always done it that way just to be on the safe side. meh
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I can see where you're coming from, but action adjustments are nearly always adjust, look at height, play around with it a bit...if it's not feeling right or sounding right adjust again , rinse and repeat until it's sorted. You'd be there forever if you were taking all the strings and bridge off in between each adjustment, not to mention the amount of strings you'd get through because there's no way you're getting the old strings back in the bridge once you've unlocked them
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I can see where you're coming from, but action adjustments are nearly always adjust, look at height, play around with it a bit...if it's not feeling right or sounding right adjust again , rinse and repeat until it's sorted. You'd be there forever if you were taking all the strings and bridge off in between each adjustment, not to mention the amount of strings you'd get through because there's no way you're getting the old strings back in the bridge once you've unlocked them



well, being that i CANNOT STAND BEING OUT OF TUNE, i have spent forever getting my guitar if perfect playing condition, and by forever i mean a whole week straight
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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']get a girlfriend, or at least some cheap pussy.

huh?
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you claim to spend a week straight getting your guitar into perfection of tuning. get a girlfriend. much more fulfilling
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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']you claim to spend a week straight getting your guitar into perfection of tuning. get a girlfriend. much more fulfilling


phsss i can make my guitar scream louder then you could ever make a girl.

nuff said

girlfriends are nice but a floyd.. i stick with tail pieces so i can deal with the best of both worlds, not worring about the hassle of tuning my guitar so i can play with my girlfriend more.... i mean guitar hahaha
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well, being that i CANNOT STAND BEING OUT OF TUNE, i have spent forever getting my guitar if perfect playing condition, and by forever i mean a whole week straight

me too, bur you can stay perfectly in tune without having to removing the bridge and restring every time you want to do a trivial action adjustment.
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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']you claim to spend a week straight getting your guitar into perfection of tuning. get a girlfriend. much more fulfilling



it's true! when i first got my RG back in '08 i literally spent the entire first week getting the bridge leveled and in perfect tuning. after that i stopped spending too much time on tuning. but i still frequently check it in case it goes out of pitch.


EDIT:@seagull
when i first got it, it wasn't setup. so everytime i used the trem it's go horribly out of tune. so i spent that whole week getting it perfect. i even made a thread or 2 if memory serves me correctly. plus i removed the bridge to be able to apply chapstick on the knife edges AND just to be on the safe side like i mentioned before, cuz i had fretbuzz like a Mother****er going past the 15th fret.
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#23
mine was setup like a dog when I got it too It used to lose tuning too, but that's because nobody told me about stretching strings for about 3 years....
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#24
my ZR trem came unleveled too
but because of the ZR systen it took 10 minutes to level it
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