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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2020, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Ibanez JS1000 BP Stiffness of strings and Tremolo (EDGE)


I just recently purchased a brand new Ibanez JS1000BP at ibanez dealer, so after setting the truss rod,intonation,action and putting on new pack of strings (Ernie Ball 2223). I found my strings to be little stiff in bending. also the edge tremolo need a lot of force to press it for dive bomb.

One more thing that i noticed is that when i completely press the tremolo arm all the strings turns loose but the lowest e string still i found a bit tight. The edge tremolo is perfectly parallel with the body.

Need experts opinion whether i have new springs(3 springs) that's why they are stiff or something else is the reason.

Pictures of action and bridge are attached herewith.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2020, 04:13 PM
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It looks like your bridge is resting a little too far forward. It's not quite level. The resistance you feel when you are bending can be adjusted by removing a spring in the back, or if your springs are set up in an arrow pattern make the outer ones parallel to the center spring. This will lessen the counter tension of your strings, making bending feel easier. Keep in mind though, this will cause you bridge to dive a bit more when bending a string
, making double stop bends harder to keep in tune. I hope this helps.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2020, 05:16 PM
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Re: Ibanez JS1000 BP Stiffness of strings and Tremolo (EDGE)

Yeah, it looks too far forward. The little rectangle you see in the second picture on the left of the trem, that should be parallel to the body. I think you should first try to tighten the screws on the backside, where the springs are connected to. Here you can see around 7:30 what I mean:
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