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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2003, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rich, I thought you used to file the knife edges? Also I'll double check, but I thought that's one of the things he did. He may not have though because he was not real optimistic about the results he said would be produced. I'll ask him though.
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Did, and still do when I need to, but then I have lots of experience at it and know what's good and what's not
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Rich is right.

I just straightened out my '00 RG2020X (which is hecku-fun with the DE all wired up) - I went through 2 sets of posts before I caught a pair that were OK, and filed the flat side knife just enough to make the edge "less wide", but not actually sharp. I could see even an experienced tech would make the mistake of over-sharpening. Which is why I really have been trying to hone my set-up skills over the past year or so because how the he11 is someone supposed to know what I like when I can barely figure out how I want it!

I say this about the tech section in Rich's site, here, or anywhere - READ all of the instructions first, then tackle the project. If you do, then it's a matter of your own skills. I've blown through a few things and made dumb mistakes (fortunately correctable ones) that I could have avoided
if I was correctly prepared.

You have nothing to lose by trying it - as I said to Rich when he advised that the DE filing was dangerous, "it's no good to me if it won't stay in tune, so what's to lose?"

In your case, it sounds like you need new posts. Can't hurt to replace them on your own. And when an Edge is set up correctly, NOTHING stays in tune better!
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Correction, read it *3* times, fully understand it before d!cking around with anything
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Correction, read it *3* times, fully understand it before d!cking around with anything
I think that's what I meant.
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I figured you did, it's just clearer now
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well I've decided to relax a little and get my UV fixed so that it works properly. Sorry for freaking out about Ibanez. I do wish little problems like the posts and knife edges could be avoided but nothing is perfect. Also, I'm a little tired of spending money. At least on big things like guitars. I now work at a guitar store and for some reason have been kinda turned ofon buying things. Maybe I'll pick up a cool new thing every once and awhile but there are no guitars I want there. I'm going to hope and pray my Universe works out because it's the first guitar I've ever really, really liked.
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just block that friggin trem and go fear factory
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