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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question on RG270 setup

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I have an old RG270 I'm using to try and learn about guitar setup.

I adjusted the truss rod (counter clockwise) to get the neck straight and the guitar is a little bit out of innotation. I don't see any innotation screws on the bridge. Do I really have to take the cover off the back and adjust the position of the springs? If so, which direction do I go, if the guitar is a little sharp? Do I drive the screws into the body or away?



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Re: Question on RG270 setup

The springs can't be adjusted. That trem is also a single locking--there should still be screws to move the saddles.



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What I mean is that there are 3 springs on the back of the tremolo. I watched someone setup an RG270 by moving increasing tension on the springs, but maybe he was trying to just level out the bridge?

I am guessing the innotation screws are near the front of the bridge. I thought those were saddle height adjusters, but I guess I'm wrong
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What I mean is that there are 3 springs on the back of the tremolo. I watched someone setup an RG270 by moving increasing tension on the springs, but maybe he was trying to just level out the bridge?

I am guessing the innotation screws are near the front of the bridge. I thought those were saddle height adjusters, but I guess I'm wrong
It's not moving the springs--it's adjusting the 2 screws that hold the spring claw. That's for adjusting the the level of the trem. In order to intonate the guitar, you have to move the saddles.



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Re: Question on RG270 setup

I see. Thanks for the responses and link. I assume adjusting the spring claw affects innotation, but to re-adjust, you adjust via the saddle. I ask because the guitar is showing as "in tune", but it just doesn't sound "right." If I play along with an album, it seems I am in a different octave.
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Re: Question on RG270 setup

There are screws in front of the saddles that need to be loosened to adjust the saddle either sharp or flat. Here's a catalog pic of an RG-270 with that single-locking trem:




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I see. Thanks for the responses and link. I assume adjusting the spring claw affects innotation, but to re-adjust, you adjust via the saddle. I ask because the guitar is showing as "in tune", but it just doesn't sound "right." If I play along with an album, it seems I am in a different octave.
No--adjusting the springs level the trem. You want the baseplate parallel with the body. The saddles are where you need to intonate.



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thank you for clearing this up!
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Re: Question on RG270 setup

Oddly enough.....The 270 in the pick has a double locking trem (1LT1??) even though the specs show single locking........

@S199: what year is you guitar?? The serial number tells that info.
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I bought new in 1996. Are innotation adjustments performed differently on single locking vs double?
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No--you still have to adjust the saddles.



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Re: Question on RG270 setup

INTONATION, not innotation.
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Your bridge should look similar to this (though not exactly). Th intonation set screws are the allen head screws at the front of each saddle (6). you need to loosen these and manually move the saddle forward or back depending on your needs, then tighten the screw back down. These do not work like hardtail bridges where turning the screw does the work for you.........

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INTONATION, not innotation.
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