#1
I bought a new Ibanez RG770 today, in a Ruby Red finish. It was the guitar of my dreams... until I brought it home.

I need to lower the action a bit and tune the top E string. Whenever I try to tune any string, it doesn't change the pitch of said string. I think it has something to do with the Edge bridge, and I have absolutely zero experience with any tremolo unit. How can I tune and change strings with such a unit on my guitar? And how would I go about lowering the action?

Thanks.
#3
Unlock the nut?
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#4
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Unlock the nut?


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u bought a $1300 guitar and dont know how to use a double locking trem? and check the official FR setup guide.
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#5
I also have an Ibanez RG series, but it's not the RG770. It's a cheaper one, but it still has the same Edge III Tremelo, correct?

Well, when I first bought mine, it freaked me out when I broke a string because the bridge bent back causing all of my other strings to strech. So replacing strings isn't really that tough. Just unscrew the bolts at the top and keep them in a safe place where you don't have a chance of losing them. Then you take the tool that should've came with your guitar to stick into the bridge. I'm not good with terms, but find the tool that fits into the only open slot that is on the bridge, twist it to the right, and out the string comes that you want to replace.

Now tuning is the same process. Take off the bolts at the top and tune just like any guitar you've owned. The only problem is that it takes a VERY long time to tune your guitar. Since the tremelo is a tension-based system, the higher you make a string, the more the tremelo with come up, thereby lowering all of the other strings, and vis versa. But it is possible to tune, but it takes a bit. Make sure you're not impatient about it!

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#6
You can fine tune it with them little knobs on the bridge.


But to tune it further you need to get the allen key, release the string up at the top of the neck at the nut, then turn the machine head and lock it back up.
#7
Alright, I'm starting to learn the ins and outs of a tremolo system. I can tune my guitar now (a huge step in the right direction lol), but I would like to lower the action. Could anyone give me some tips on how to do that?
#9
Theres 2 allen screws on either side of the bridge thats how you change your action, it might throw your tuning off slightly
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#10
Read the Ultimate Floyd sticky - also don't mess with the action until you know what kind of bridge it is, if it's got a Lo Pro edge then the trem posts will have locking studs which need to be unlocked first.
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#11
If I had double-locking tremolo guitar, I'd bring it to a guitar tech, since I haven't ever had a double-locking guitar, my tip is to do the same as I would do.
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#12
Rg770 reissues come with the original edge bridge, so it will have locking studs just as steven said... so you'll have to unlock them before using the standard allen key to lower the tremelo.
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#13
You'll also want to look here for a lot of Edge-specific setup info.
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