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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Edge III - RG350DX

Hey all,

Just registered here looking for some help with my Edge III on a RG350DX.

It was originally set up with 12s in standard tuning with 5 springs. I changed to 9s, removed two springs and dropped the tuning. I got the bridge to rest parallell to the body and the strings are in tune. I used a thin piece of steel to keep the bridge flat while tuning; worked like a charm.

Problem: the action is much higher than it was with the 12s (i guess because of the drop tuning). To adjust the action, can I just use an allen key on the two screws near the knife edge (are these the posts?). I take it if i start playing with the action, I should unlock the locking nut and I'll have to reset the bridge.

Also, when should I check/adjust the intonation? After I lower the action and tune and set the bridge, but before I lock the nut? Will adjusting the intonation cause the bridge to raise or lower, or is the effect so minimal that I wont notice? Do I have to set the bridge after intonation?

This is what I was planning to do:

1. Unlock nut.
2. Lower action.
3. Retune.
4. Set bridge (or intonate).
5. Intonate (or set bridge).
6. Lock nut

I looked through ibanezrules but I couldnt figure out what route I should take.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 05:09 PM
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

Yes, lower the posts...



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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

... without any tension on them.
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

WAIT!!!!!! With the edge III take it out first or at least put some sort of lubricant on the posts, THEN lower them. Lowering them with the strings on full tension will blunten the knife edges considerably, and cause your tuning stability to go out the window. Especially since this is an edge III, the material is ****, and will grind away easily.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

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WAIT!!!!!! With the edge III take it out first or at least put some sort of lubricant on the posts, THEN lower them. Lowering them with the strings on full tension will blunten the knife edges considerably, and cause your tuning stability to go out the window. Especially since this is an edge III, the material is ****, and will grind away easily.
Thanks,
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Contrary to the above post, leave the strings on. The trem is supposed to undergo routine adjustments with the added pressure.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 05:39 PM
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I guess the laws of physics are different in Norwich.



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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

So are the steps I outlined correct? Should I intonate before or after setting the bridge? and I should leave the strings on while lowering the posts? How do I lubricate them properly?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

Set your bridge, then intonate. You may or may not need to do anything to it afterwards.

Lubricate the trem posts with chapstick or similar. You can adjust the trem with the strings on and at tension, it's designed to do that.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

yeah, those are the posts.

and definitely leave intonation for the last thing to do.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Edge III - RG350DX

thanks for the help guys.
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