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Old 05-07-2012, 12:47 AM
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RG1570 action question.


I have an RG1570, and I just finally got around to having it setup after many years. The action seems a little high, and that is what this question pertains to.
The bridge is level, the relief is very flat(1mm), but the action at the 24th fret seems high at about 2.2mm from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string(low E side). The guitar plays fine with a very slight buzz at the 1-5 but none at the 12-24 areas. What do most of you have yours set at and find it playable ?(I know there is what it could/should be, and reality) I am comparing the high action to my Ibanez hard-tails which are a fair bit lower(relief ~.25. action low e ~1.8, high e ~1.7) I usually guitars myself, but this is a little pricey and figure I would have it done by a pro.

It would appear that a slight increase in relief and an adjustment to the bridge studs would be in order. What say you ?

The person who set it up is very accommodating, so having more work done would not be an issue.

Just looking for some input. I have read the ibanez rules tech section several times as it seems to be a good resource.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:38 AM
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Re: RG1570 action question.


http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/action.htm
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:14 AM
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Re: RG1570 action question.


Hi! It sounds to me like you may need some more neck relief if it buzzes around the first 5 frets. Also, I think you can lower you 24th fret action a bit. I reach 1.5mm (high-E) with no problem. If giving it more relief seems to not be doing the trick, or making it unplayable as you get rid of the buzz, you may need to shim the nut. My RG520 requires 2 full brass shims, plus half of one on the treble side. Without it, it is an unplayable guitar.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:38 PM
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Re: RG1570 action question.


You need a neck shim....plain and simple.
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