New EVH Striped Series guitar - issues?
I received one of the new EVH stripes series guitars last week, a red / white / black one, # 62. While the guitar looks great, I was a little disappointed in how it felt / played etc especially compared to my EVH wolfgang special.
Anyway, I'm not sure if there is an issue with the guitar or not and since EVH will not return my emails for whatever reason, maybe someone in here can shed some light.
When the guitar arrived, the action and the neck were setup pretty good. The action is low and the neck is almost dead straight. However, the angle of the bridge is not parallel with the body and actually slopes down towards the fine tuners of the guitar.
If I lower the 2 pivot screws on the bridge, it lowers down the front so that the bridge does become parallel with the body but then at that point, the strings are already on top of the frets where you cannot play it. The action right now is at 3/64 and any lower and it starts to fret out. If I loosen the screws in the back cavity, the rear of the bridge begins to lift off the guitar where the base is no longer touching the body. At this point, I don't know what to do.
I guess it's not the end of the world that the bridge isn't parallel but I own 12 guitars including a few EVH wolfgangs and all of those bridges are parallel. Is there anything I can do to fix this? [/FONT]