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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

Hi,

I have a Ibanez RG 3521 that has a tight end R fixed bridge.

I know to adjust the string height at the bridge, the saddle lock screw needs to be loosen first, do i turn hex/allen key clockwise or anti-clockwise to loosen the saddle lock?

Do i turn clockwise or anti-clockwise on the bridge screw adjuster if i want to lower the bridge height (lower the action)?

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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

a little old english saying "righty tighty, lefty loosey". Hope that helps
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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

also, tightening it lowers it : ]
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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

To loosen the saddle lock, the small allen key needs to be turned counter clockwise. To lower the action, the big allen key needs to turn clockwise. (makes sense - you're screwing the stud farther into the body, and the lock has to turn in the opposite direction to loosen since it locks by screwing deeper as well).
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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

Fixed bridge guys.

Counter clock to loosen the locking set.
Counter clock to lower the action
Clockwise to tighten the locking set.
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Fixed bridge guys.

Counter clock to loosen the locking set.
Counter clock to lower the action
Clockwise to tighten the locking set.
I know Rich you're THE specialist but OP is in the South hemisphere,

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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

Do their clocks move in the opposite direction too? I know the water does when you flush
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hahaha ! obviously !

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-11-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

Thanks a lot guys! I am from Australia

Out of curiousity, lowering the floating bridge will be clockwise (opposite to fixed bridge)?

cheers.

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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

Have you ever thought about just turning the screw and seeing what happens?

Why does your big wound string buzz at 1/16th action? Google - physics
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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

No Rich, will give a try very soon now i know which direction to go

Thanks again!
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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

Clockwise = tighten and lower.
Counter/Anti Clockwise = loosen and raise.

On every guitar ever made.

And almost every screw in general ever made (with the accept ion of reverse threaded screws. But those do not ever apply to guitar).
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Clockwise on a fixed bridge saddle adjustment screw raises the saddle.........
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Have you ever thought about just turning the screw and seeing what happens?

Why does your big wound string buzz at 1/16th action? Google - physics
Kids these days... they want everything explained out in no uncertain terms before they grab an allen wrench
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Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise to lower fixed bridge action?

Not me! (Rich keeps telling me I'm a 'kid')
I read everything I could find and figured it out myself.
Go Me! LOL
Sorry ibanezer, I mean no offense.
They're just trying to say give it all a go.
It's unlikely you'll break anything if you're careful, and if it doesn't do what you expect you can always put it back the way it was and start over.
It took my an hour to get the trem on my RG1550 right. When I got my RG550: piece of pie....um....slice of cake.....um, well, you know.
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