#1
can it be caused by old strings?

i have a Ibanez S series with a floyd rose.. any tips on changing strings without taking it to a shop and have them do it?

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#2
mainly just my G string buzzes...

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#3
try raising the action
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#4
no way am i playin with the truss rod
lol
could it just be the fact that the strings are VERY!!!! used?

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#6
also.... if you cant change the strings on a floyd rose equipped guitar........ thats kinda sad... gets sadder depending on how long you've had it
#7
how do i adjust the action?

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#8
i havnt had it very long.. so.. i ve never changed the strings.. basically what i have to do is put somehting under the floyd rose so it dosnt go down when i take a sting off.. right?

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Ibanez GAX 50
Ibanez S 470
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Ibanez IBZ10G
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#9
Quote by powerkid89
i havnt had it very long.. so.. i ve never changed the strings.. basically what i have to do is put somehting under the floyd rose so it dosnt go down when i take a sting off.. right?

i dont bother with that... if its the same gauge strings i just loosen em all and replace em...
but to adjust the action [from my experience], there will be 2 studs with allan key holes in them at the end of the tremolo that faces the bridge humbucker... just turn them to the desired height for the whole bridge... im not sure how to adjust individual saddle height on floyd rose's just yet
#10
their the same gauge... so i just switch them one by one? and theyll be fine?
cuz i tryed changing a string on a floyd rose awhile back and it was the high e
and everytime it was getting close to the right note it snaped...

Rig:
Ibanez GAX 50
Ibanez S 470
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Ibanez IBZ10G
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Korg ToneWorks AX3000G Signal Processor
Boss RC-20XL LoopStation
Rocktron Banshee 2
WishList:
Sustainiac Stealth Pro
#12
Quote by powerkid89
their the same gauge... so i just switch them one by one? and theyll be fine?
cuz i tryed changing a string on a floyd rose awhile back and it was the high e
and everytime it was getting close to the right note it snaped...


if they're the same gauge, you can either just loosen the strings and let the tremolo drop into the cavity, or you can do the flat metal under the bridge thing to keep it up... either way, yeah, just replace them, then tune them... get them close to their correct tuning...
after that, keep tuning them, most of the time the strings you've already tuned will drop, because youre tightening the other strings... so just keep retuning over and over until its perfectly tuned and stays in.. then stretch the strings, and retune
#13
Quote by petrucci_owns86
First off, S's don't come with FR's, it's the Ibanez knock off.

I would suggest simply raising the string saddles a little.


but its basically the same dilemma...
strings and springs that need to be kept in balance with one another in order to function right...
but yeah, that would be best