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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-21-2020, 11:02 PM
 
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Lowering the angle (pulling the bridge backwards in your case) causes the action to become lower. You say you’re a visual person- move the bar up and down and observe how the string heights change.

Don’t set it back to where it was before, put it back to the correct angle, and adjust the action from there via the stud posts. Check your truss rod. Make sure your locking studs are unlocked before doing any action adjustments. These are smaller studs inside the bigger studs.
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-21-2020, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is my bridge height properly set?

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Lowering the angle (pulling the bridge backwards in your case) causes the action to become lower. You say youíre a visual person- move the bar up and down and observe how the string heights change.

Donít set it back to where it was before, put it back to the correct angle, and adjust the action from there via the stud posts. Check your truss rod. Make sure your locking studs are unlocked before doing any action adjustments. These are smaller studs inside the bigger studs.
I did all of that. It threw everything off because the stupid tech who set this up had lowered the action before, so it was already on the low side about 2mm on low and high E at 12th fret

and he somehow set up the bridge to be how it is in my photos, probably to counter some buzzing I had when he lowered the action

I did that moved the bar and observed how the action went lower.

Are you referring to the locking studs at the bridge?

I don't even know what I'm doing, this is too complicated.
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post #33 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-23-2020, 08:13 PM
 
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Re: Is my bridge height properly set?

Too high. Should be parallel. Your setting will also RAISE your strings higher off the fretboard. But if you play it better that way, go with it. ;-) Cheers!
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-24-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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Re: Is my bridge height properly set?

I'd say, keep it in the back of your mind that you might have to take it in to get another setup...but try adjusting it yourself, tinker with it a bit, you'll learn a lot just by doing. And if it doesn't work out, take it in to be properly setup because your tremolo is not properly setup.
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post #35 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-24-2020, 11:34 AM
 
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Re: Is my bridge height properly set?

Here is a diagram of the Ibanez Edge tremolo showing how the thing should sit when it's level. As far as your pic's indicate, I think you are close to having it level. It's a tad leaning forward like jds22 has stated, but the saddles are what needs to be level, not the beveled sides where the knife edges sit. This is how I set all my Ibanez tremolo's and it works just fine.
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