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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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My S2170 has some problems...can they be fixed and would it be worth it?

Ok, so I have an S2170FW. I dragged it out of its case after nearly a year last night and sat down to play.

At first, I got a real sense of "Why did I ever retire this guitar, its awesome"

But after playing it for a while I realised it has some problems that diminish its potential.

The first of them is the non-matching radius of the saddles and neck. I know I can get this fixed.

THe other problem is somewhat less certain. For one thing, it really doesn't sustain that well. My S7320 is a cheaper non-prestige guitar and sustains longer. I look at them and the neck on the 2170 is higher out of the pocket than the 7's is, which I know can cause that a little, but to that extent?

It also seems to have a more rounded, less defined attack, acoustically, than my 7. Looking at the neck, it seems theres absolutely no back angle in the pocket. I know on an acoustic that can make the tone muddy compared to one with a small angle, is it the same with this guitar? Would lowering the neck pocket mean a little more back angle and would that help the sound?

Edit: Rich, if you happen to stumble on this, any ideas?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Re: My S2170 has some problems...can they be fixed and would it be worth it?

Where in the Uk are you based? You might want to look up Max Cottam.
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Re: My S2170 has some problems...can they be fixed and would it be worth it?

Shim your saddles to closer match the radius of the neck. I use slivers of emery paper.

To increase sustain and brighten the tone get a brass big block for your trem. Your guitar has an Edge/Lo Pro doesnt it?
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Re: My S2170 has some problems...can they be fixed and would it be worth it?

No, Original ZR.
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