Setup problems on JS700
I'm trying to intonate my JS700. I switched to 10s (I'm assuming 9s came with it) cuz I wanted to put on new strings and get the intonation really good on it. And I figured the thicker strings should give me somewhat better tone.
But now I'm getting fret buzz. No surprise, the action was pretty low on it to start with. But now I'm wondering some things.
ONE: The string height is controlled by two big screws on the sides of the bridge. How do I tell when they're the right height?
TWO: The Ibanez manual says the intonation is right when the 12th fret harmonic's the same pitch as the 12th note fretted. But shouldn't both of those be the same as the open note on the same string? In this case, it ain't.
I know I'm a bone headed novice. So if I'm missing something simple, please let me know. I'm going to start taking lessons after I pay down some bills, but I'd rather not wait that long to start playing. And I'd rather spend hours figuring out how to do it right than pay someone to do the setup.