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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need help with a Left handed EX Guitar

I built this guitar and it sounds awesome, but is almost unplayable. The threaded ends at the bridge move around and constantly change string height. Plus the tuners are junk, guitar won't stay in tune. I would like to buy tuners and a nice bridge and nut for it. Anyone think this is a waste of time and money. I really like the looks and how the guitar sounds. It just feels a like total junk. Note **This is a left handed guitar**


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Re: Need help with a Left handed EX Guitar

If you like the guitar, then upgrading it is not a waste if you ask me. the string height shouldn't be moving at all, make sure both height adjustment screws are level on each saddle. no matter how crappy the bridge is, it shouldn't be acting the way you explained. Tuners are another story. Chuck those old ones and get a decent set.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help with a Left handed EX Guitar

For tuners I was looking at the Grover 205BCL6. Anyone have any suggestions?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help with a Left handed EX Guitar

Still don't know what to do about the bridge?.. Maybe some blue loctite on the height adjusters to Keep them from backing out or a different style bridge?
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Still don't know what to do about the bridge?.. Maybe some blue loctite on the height adjusters to Keep them from backing out or a different style bridge?
yeah, and if that doesn't work, toss it and get a new one.

you'd think the string tension would hold them down! did someone grease them or something?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help with a Left handed EX Guitar

hahah you can turn them with finger tip pressure, no wrench needed! lol I think it's time for a new bridge. Can anyone suggest something, I'm not finding anything good on Amazon.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2014, 12:21 PM
 
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Re: Need help with a Left handed EX Guitar

I'd just snag some RG tuners off ebay, good looking axe my fellow southpaw!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-Pewte...item20de079107

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Ibanez-Rev...item417b93d77a
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2014, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help with a Left handed EX Guitar

Thanks man! I went with your first suggestion, thanks for the link.
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