7v Tech question!
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!