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Ibanez Universe bridge stud functionality

I want to adjust the string action of the guitar and I am looking at the bridge studs:
They are adjustable with an allen wrench but I also see an option for a star shaped wrench. Turning the star shaped wrench seems to move the whole stud so I am not sure what it is for. Is this for locking? If it is, why does does it rotate the entire stud? I do not understand....

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Re: Ibanez Universe bridge stud functionality

This is a good question......... the "star" you see inside is not designed to make adjustments, it's just a part of the milling process.

An Allen wrench will turn the whole stud just the same as you experienced with the star. There IS a 1.5mm set screw down inside the star (out of view) that is used for locking the studs in place. Of course this is dependent on the year of your UV....... Edge Pro's don't have locks.
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Re: Ibanez Universe bridge stud functionality

Thank you this is very helpful.
I have a lo pro edge I want to adjust the string action and I am also experiencing some flat strings after divebomb (which could be caused by the set screw not being tightened ?)

So best leave the star alone then...
Do I need an 1.5 mm allen wrench for this set screw?
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Re: Ibanez Universe bridge stud functionality

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Thank you this is very helpful.
I have a lo pro edge I want to adjust the string action and I am also experiencing some flat strings after divebomb (which could be caused by the set screw not being tightened ?)

So best leave the star alone then...
Do I need an 1.5 mm allen wrench for this set screw?
Your very welcome

Yes.....1.5mm. You'll find it down inside the center of the "star".

For a flat return on dives- lube the contact point between the stud and knife edge with a dab of chapstick. Rotate the stud so you can access the contact point, put a small dab on, then rotate back.......

The best resource you can possibly use to get your Ibby's playing like new is Rich's setup section. Spend some time there.... you'll be glad you did.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm
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