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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bridge radius vs fretboard radius

I recently bought an RG1570L, and theres many things that I like about this guitar.

But I have a problem getting the actions as low as I have it on my GRG170L. The reason for this is that it seems that the radius on the bridge matches quite well with the radius on the fretboard, which in theory means that you can get the same low action on all six stringes.

That is if you never ever try to bend the strings!

It seems that to avoid choking the high E string when bending, I end up with far to high action for the middle string.

This doesnt happen on my GRG170, where the radius on the bridge seems to be larger (flatter) that the fretboard.

Does anyone experience similar problems, and is there a simple solution?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Re: Bridge radius vs fretboard radius

Choking? Do you hear any fret buzz?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Re: Bridge radius vs fretboard radius

your neck probably needs to be adjusted.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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Re: Bridge radius vs fretboard radius

Yeah, man it sounds like you need to add some relief to the neck, it may be too straight or even bowing backwards. Especially if its fretting out.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2009, 10:17 AM
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Re: Bridge radius vs fretboard radius

Loosen the truss rod a little, that should cure it.
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