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Old 12-28-2012, 03:41 PM
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String Tree Height?


Hi, I notice there isn't anything in the guides from the Ibanez site that says a specific height of the string tree, is there one? or is there a specific range that it needs to be within?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:48 PM
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Re: String Tree Height?


Low enough to stop sympathetic vibration behind the nut. If you have a locking nut then this is the only thing you need to consider. Obviously having it rammed right down next to the wood of the headstock will make changing strings a pain in the ass, but its really only there for some added tension behind the nut and to stop sympathetic ringing.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:03 PM
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Re: String Tree Height?


If you look at the nut, you should see that it curves down towards the head. With the string tree loose you'll see that there's a tiny gap at the back of the nut (head side) between the string and the nut.

This gap, when you lock the nut down, will cause the strings to pull sharp. What I do is set the tree height so that there is no gap underneath the string and nut. That way, when I lock the nut down the strings don't pull
sharp.

n.b. This is for Edge or Lo-pro Edge guitars only. I don't know if they've changed the design. Agree with GuitarBizarre above for other guitars.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:28 PM
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Re: String Tree Height?


Ahhhhhh okay thanks wilch
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