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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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7v Tech question!

Hello all!

I've been using D'Addario EXL120 (.009 gauge)strings on my jem since new, but a while back I picked up a couple of packs of EXL125 strings cheap while on holiday. These strings are more or less the same as the 120's except for the E, A & D strings having a slightly heavier gauge (.002 heavier on each).

Now the point of my story is that when I put the 125's on I had to readjust the spring tension on the bridge to compensate for the heavier strings. I've since gone back to using the 120's but since changing back there is quite a lot of fret buzz on the B and high E strings pretty much up the whole lenght of the neck.

As bad as the fret buzz is, the bit that is really annoying me is when i bend the G, high E and particularly the B string past the 11/12th fret it's like the string is being deadened somehow and has absolutely no sustain.

The guitar is fairly new, about 8 months old and I've done only minor adjustments since I got it and it had always played so sweet. If I raise the lower end of the bridge it removes this problem but creates a new one by having the action set too high for my liking. I don't have a huge amount of experience setting up guitars with floating bridges and I've only ever carried out the basics that's involved in changing strings.

I really want to get the guitar back to its full former glory so any help will be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 09:17 AM
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If you want it to play the best it can, follow Rich's tutorial. It's not easy (especially for those of us who haven't done it 8000 times like Rich) but it will make her play her best and you will learn how to identify and handle just about anything that can happen to a guitar. Give it a try.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm
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Thanks GilkyBear I'll give that a try!
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