#1
i just got a ibanez xiphos. and i have to change its strings. how do i do it? i just bought elixirs. im changing gauge from 9 to 10.

also i abused the whammy bar a bit, and the A string bridge and string came really loose. how do i fix that?

I know how to change the strings
new problem

EDIT: now my big problem. when i got it in the mail. i immediately took it out and started playing and abused the flyod a big. then the A string popped. (didnt break) and got loose, and the bridge part for the A string got really wobbly. how do i fix that??????
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Last edited by Shpunt at Aug 31, 2009,
#2
i thought all you do is loosen the saddles with the allen key and then swap strings
#3
inb4 edge III's suck

use an allen key to loosen the clamps at the bottom, the strings should come loose then
#4
do i cut the strings? i couldnt find a guide on it
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Schecter Damien 6 (mod with 81/85 emg)
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#5
Quote by Shpunt
do i cut the strings? i couldnt find a guide on it

nope I have never had to, make sure you put something under the trem when you take the strings off or else the trem will fall down into the body cavity
#6
the string bullet wont fit in. i need a proper guide if anyone can link ):
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Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 <3
Digitech RP250 (for Sale)
#7
Quote by Shpunt
the string bullet wont fit in. i need a proper guide if anyone can link ):

you need to cut those off I dont know if there is a "proper guide" I havent seen one...
cut the ends off with wire cutters, then just tighten it up and clamp the string in place, trust me it wont come loose once you tighten it up
Last edited by Capt_Clarkson at Aug 31, 2009,
#8
the FR setup guide explains all this doesnt it?
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#9
now my big problem. when i got it in the mail. i immediately took it out and started playing and abused the flyod a big. then the A string popped. (didnt break) and got loose, and the bridge part for the A string got really wobbly. how do i fix that??????

new problem D:
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Ibanez Xiphos
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Digitech RP250 (for Sale)
#10
Change the strings one string at a time!!!!!! By far the easiest way to do it.


You will also need to add spring tension in the back to compensate for the larger gauge of strings. Make sure the bridge is parallel with the body when your done.
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#11
i know how to change the strings already. i have a new problem.
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#12
Quote by Shpunt
i know how to change the strings already. i have a new problem.


Just making sure, cause someone told you to take them all off at once...

make sure the screw on the saddle of the A string on the side of the bridge closest to the pickups is tight.
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#13
that didnt fix it. the part that is wobbling is the part that gets pushed down by the fine tuners.
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Schecter Damien 6 (mod with 81/85 emg)
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Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 <3
Digitech RP250 (for Sale)
#14
any help D:? i gotta do this within 20 mins D:

thanks in advance
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Digitech RP250 (for Sale)
#15
I too have an edge 3, here is a link to how you change the strings on an edge trem

http://ibanez.s3.amazonaws.com/Cms/Bulk/TremHowTo.swf

good luck with the new xiphos, always wanted one bro!
and dont listen to the edge 3 haters, the edge3 may not be the best, but its far from the worst.
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