my rg3120 problems/needed adjustments
well, my 1998 3120 is great, i bought a couple months ago or something like that..anyways, i knoticed these few problems early on but decided they werent a big deal. the two problems, are that the 17th frett isnt dead but the notes dont sustain as much and they sound rattly as if theyre being muted. most notably on the a and d string. i dont want to raise the action too much to avoid that and i would rather not pay a luthier to fix her up. i was wondering if i got a frett leveling tool off of stewmac.com if that could help..would lowering all the fretts a slight amount after the 17th frett do much? or would it ruin it?
the second problem is a bit more simple i hope. well, this guitar is old and it has a lot of cosmetic scuffs and clear coat cracks and what not. i dont really care about that..but the seller that i bought it off said his friend who owned it before had dropped it on stage and got --ed when it happened because he payed a lot for the guitar(list when it released was 1500 us) and that drop cracked the lower horn and what not..yadda yadda, its fine..but i knoticed the high e string is considerably close to the edge of the board and when i play on that string i always frett off where on all my other ibanez's i dont. it looks as though the neck has more space on the lower end, so is there a way i can straighten it out to give more treble side space?
i also knotice the wizard on my 3120 is not as wide frettboard-wise as my 550 reissue, i prefer the 550 feel. but the frett work on the 3120 is nicer, minus the 17th frett
thanks for any help