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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Strings touching all the frets!!

Hi guys,
My Jem after fitting fresh set of strings I found that all the strings were lying down upon the neck.
I find it difficult to increase the gap between the string and the neck.
I even tried to level the bridge n found that my bridge is also in its proper position. Kindly help me out guys.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 06:31 AM
 
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Re: Strings touching all the frets!!

Did you stretch the strings before installing them?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Strings touching all the frets!!

No not at all, I have that problem solved but the bridge doesn't go down, you know while using tremolo to raise the pitch the bridge goes inside right?
That is not at all happening what might be the problem?
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Re: Strings touching all the frets!!

sounds like you should tighten truss rod a bit. Are they light gauge strings?
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Re: Strings touching all the frets!!

Did you change to a different string guage, or did you replace your strings with strings of the same guage? Don't mess with the truss rod as a first step! I would loosen all the strings and check that nothing is obstructing the bridge from floating fully and easily. If tghe bridge isn't moving properly you need to determine why and resolve that.
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Re: Strings touching all the frets!!

if you have an RG or S series, you can get the trem to set up right on the neck while having the trem system "blocked" in a non floating position. if thats the case you can divebomb alll you want, but the trem cant move back any further.

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1) what guitar...
2) is the bridge setup right? i.e. is it level on lo pros, or is it raised to have the flat part on the bottom level with the edges, or is it completely level with OFR style

3) lighter gauge strings would cause the trem to pull back. then using the posts to raise the bridge height, you can get the action to be ok, but you cant pull back.
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Re: Strings touching all the frets!!

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if you have an RG or S series, you can get the trem to set up right on the neck while having the trem system "blocked" in a non floating position. if thats the case you can divebomb alll you want, but the trem cant move back any further.

so
1) what guitar...
2) is the bridge setup right? i.e. is it level on lo pros, or is it raised to have the flat part on the bottom level with the edges, or is it completely level with OFR style

3) lighter gauge strings would cause the trem to pull back. then using the posts to raise the bridge height, you can get the action to be ok, but you cant pull back.
Are you answering a different post here? He said has a Jem, and changed the strings to find them flat against the neck.
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Are you answering a different post here? He said has a Jem, and changed the strings to find them flat against the neck.
I didnt see the jem bit, but he said he had the string problem fixed, now its the bridge not being able to be pulled up. Wouldnt be an issue on a jem though.
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