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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tuning adjustments

In pic BRIDGE.jpg, The two big Screws on the left / Right - Raise or lower the entire
bridge. (red arrows) The 6 Allen head are for singular fine level adjustment each
string (yellow arrows). Moving up, slightly lowers that string, down slightly raised that
string. You can see the current String to Fret distances in pic Fret.jpg.

Pics Fret.jpg, As it gets lower towards the pickups the distance from Fret to string is more.
I've noticed that you have to be careful to not go too low on string to fret distance
or it will cause buzz if when you are playing say fret 12...more so on the bigger
strings.

I lowered the entire bridge a bit, which made it easier to play, but the 2nd biggest
string (only) starts to buzz a bit on about Fret 11 to 22. You can see I moved the
fine adjustment all the way down to get those two biggest strings a little higher.
This helped some. My goal is to get these already 8 ga small strings as close to
the frets, as possible ...all 1 to 22 to make it easier to play. (very a beginner at this point)

My questions are:
1) Am I correct in my assumptions on how all the adjustments work?
2) Any tips or words to the wise on making these adjustments?
3) The pickups also have raise/lower available. Any tips or words to the wise on making
these adjustments?
4) This one maybe later down the road, suggestions for replacing the pickup(s) ?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Tuning adjustments

Update, after watching a Utube video (wont let me post a link)
How to Measure Your Guitar's Action Using StewMac Measurement Tools

I ordered the below measuring tools, not StewMac brand but similar:
1) 6" stew mac shop ruler
2) Stew mac string action gauge
3) Understing Radius Gauges
4) Stew-mac Radius Gauge

The Video is pretty thorough, but I Still ask:

My questions are:
1) Am I correct in my assumptions on how all the adjustments work?
2) Any tips or words to the wise on making these adjustments?
3) The pickups also have raise/lower available. Any tips or words to the wise on making
these adjustments?

4) This one maybe later down the road, suggestions for replacing the pickup(s) ?
Type/Brand?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2020, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Tuning adjustments

1 yes
2 IBANEZ RULES!! tech -
3. IBANEZ RULES!! tech -
4. DiMarzio_pickups[

Thanks,,,with the guages n tools I ordered I should be able to do # 2 and 3.

Thats quite a list of pickups.....Which one?, for like - to play like old classic rock, and new alternative rock. I've been looking at the Super Distortion DP100 DiMarzio.
Not sure I need any distortion, the amps has plenty of setting for that. Maybe more, jus raw clean power sound?
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Re: Tuning adjustments

That is great pickup ( super distortion),
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Re: Tuning adjustments

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Originally Posted by peromucho7 View Post
That is great pickup ( super distortion),
I keep hearing that! But first I'm wondering what is currently in this Ibanez SF420FM ? What if whats already there, is just as good as the DiMarzio?

Below is my current stab at a new configuration all DiMarzio. Before you ask, "why"?...its just my best guess after reading...and knowing very little.
My goal, is as I'm learning something thats going to sound clear, loud, n clean as I mess around with riffs of AD/DC, Kiss, Puddle of Mudd (basically old 70's 80's Rock and
some new alternative stuff). May even need to change the POTs (knobs?)

Neck
1) D ACTIVATOR-XTM NECK $84.99
2) PAF JOE $86.99
3) EVOLUTION® BRIDGE NEck 97.88


Bridge
1) Super Distortion DP100 $79
2) Ingo Bridge DP285F $100
3) D-activator-x Bridge $84.99
4) THE HUMBUCKER FROM HELL $76
5) EVOLUTION® BRIDGE 97.88
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 04:28 PM
 
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Interesting.
I just finished setting up my rg550 and after reading Rich's guide.. seems like I play in a super high action zone.

Here I thought my action was as low as I could get it with out buzzing but Rich says 2mm at 24th fret is already high.

I'm sitting at 3.5 mm lol.

My relief is also about 1, maybe 1.5 mm at the 9th fret, and that's what he recommends for 24th as action height. I couldn't imagine that kind of set up. Must be amazing.
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