Re: NGD - My first S model... 540s LTD
I had some free time tonight... so I blocked the trem, took off the old strings, taped off and polished the frets, cleaned the fretboard, and put on the Elixir 10's. The only other strings I had on hand were a set of Curt Mangan 11's, so I had to go with the Elixirs. After I tuned it up and unblocked the trem, it took some fiddling with the springs and such. Finally got it leveled and the action was pretty high... so I lowered the trem and got the action pretty fair, but a little bit of fret buzz too. I quit there because I was anxious to spend some time playing it. Has a different feel to it than my other guitars, but I like it and it sounds pretty good with the stock pickups. Has good clean sound, for sure.
I think I need to flatten the neck a little and maybe get the action down a bit more... but it might be good to let it settle in to it's new environment for a couple weeks. I don't want to be fooling around with it too much, if I can't dial it in easily I'll go see a pro.
Hey Dorian - How do you like the stock pickups in yours? Does it have the F1(neck) C2 F2(bridge) set?