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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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About string height

Is there any tutorial about how to ajust the height of the string???
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 08:26 PM
 
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Re: About string height

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Is there any tutorial about how to ajust the height of the string???
at the bridge? adjust it till its as low as it can go without buzzing.. .thats bout all i can tell u on that lol...
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: About string height

Yes but I don't know how to ajust that....

Actually,on the first and second fret of my 3 first string,they are buzzing :S

thanks
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Re: About string height

what type of bridge to you have?
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 03:46 AM
 
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Re: About string height

if its ibanez check out ibanez rules banner at the top of the page that will help you
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 09:55 AM
 
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Re: About string height

There is no rule......just try how it feels and sounds. I went from 3,5mm to 1,8mm and I'm back to 3mm now. And I still don't know what I like. For my frettinghand it doesn't seem to matter except that 3,5mm is easier to play clean with but for my picking hand the 1,8mm feels alot better than 3,5mm. But I still don't know...........
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: About string height

sorry I didn't told you,its a ibanez 1570 with a edge pro tremolo system....

I just wanna know how to move the height of string....Is it a screw? A switch? whats is it?

thx

edit: maybe you can help me with the plan of all pieces of tremolo on the
tech setup's page
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Re: About string height

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I just wanna know how to move the height of string....Is it a screw? A switch? whats is it?

This should help.
http://www.ibanez.com/support/manual..._w-locking.pdf

You need to lower the two allen screws either side of the trem at the pickup side - the screws that the bridge pivots on when you use the bar. You can't really adjust each string height individually like a Fender bridge.
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You can't really adjust each string height individually like a Fender bridge.
That is useless anyway.........
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: About string height

YES! but think about it........My first and second fret of my 3 first string,
are buzzing :S
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: About string height

Petie that nice your link and help but somebody can tell me stept by stept
or can give me a link like the tech setup of jemsite?

I just don't want to break something :S

example: Do I have to slack the string before do that???


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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 04:56 PM
 
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Re: About string height

Consider getting someone at a small music shop to setup and teach you how to setup the guitar? When I asked at a nearby place they wanted $30 for adjusting the whole thing.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 05:14 PM
 
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Re: About string height

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YES! but think about it........My first and second fret of my 3 first string,
are buzzing :S
Might be the nut is too low on that end. If that is the case you can heighten it by putting in a shim under it. There is a lot of info on set-ups on the web nowadays.

Checking if the nut height is right is easy to do. Press the string between the 2nd and 3rd fret, the string should just (barely) clear the 1st fret and then it's fine. If it touches the 1st fret, the nut is too low. If it has a lot of clearance it is too high.

It is better to run through a proper set-up though. This will take you a little while but if anything you will learn a lot from it

Height adjustment (heighten or lower the action) is done by turning the tremstuds in or out. The allenkey to do this came with your 1570. Unlike older Edge trems, the Edge Pro does not have locking studs so it is a simple affair. Clockwise to lower, anti-clockwise to raise. Not saying it is a good thing they don't have locking studs

edit: you do not have to slack a string when you raise or lower the bridge, unless you are raising it half an inch. Just unlock the toplock, raise the bridge, tune to pitch.
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