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Old 01-31-2013, 05:36 AM
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Ibanez RG 1451 Prestige - poor action?


Hello fellas Since I got my first Ibanez it's about time for my first post!
I'm having trouble adjusting the action on my new Ibanez. I took IBANEZ RULES!! as a guidance and there's no chance to get such a low action (1.6mm@24th fret ??? WTF ?!?!). I adjusted the truss rod to have about 0.30mm leeway @9th fret (first + last fret fretted) and I get about 2.1mm on lower string and 2.2 on higher strings (measured @ 24th fret)... but I get the feeling that I even have to raise the action due to buzzing @7th fret (low E). How low is your action? is it normal?
regards from Germany
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: Ibanez RG 1451 Prestige - poor action?


thats high action on treble side.
i get a little less than 2mm on low e bass side and 1.7mm or less on high e side.

i also run .5 mm relief and use 9-42 strings.
also expect to get some buzz on new strings but not buzz that shows up through the amp.
my guitars usually buzz on the open low e some but it gets softer after a few days of playing.

there is buzz and there is fretting out buzz.

also make sure your trem angle is set right and your nut height is sufficent.
also buzzing only on 1 fret might mean a high fret.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:22 AM
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Re: Ibanez RG 1451 Prestige - poor action?


thanks for your quick response!!!
After some tweaking I think I found a trade off between acceptable fret buzz and playable action... plays definitely better now! I run 0.25mm relief and get about 1.9mm on bass and 1.7mm on high strings.
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