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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2020, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Edge LoPro 1 string too high???

Hi All,
I recently bought a 1992 540-SLTD on eBay. I love the guitar but I swear when I look at the strings from the side (the low E side) the g string is not at the height it should be it's considerably higher than the D. Also seems like the B and E are higher than they're supposed to be.

i emailed Rich at Ibanez rules, he said individual heights always have to be set but it would seem to me that when the bridge comes on the guitar it would be radiused correctly at the factory, no?

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I can't find the option to delete this thread so I'll just post the fix instead in case someone else has this issue and happens upon it.

Turns out someone had (I guess errantly) put the washer for each saddle screw underneath the saddle instead of on top where it's supposed to be on the G, B and high E strings. SO I put them back where they're supposed to be, tuned, reset the astion, tuned again and bingo - perfect radius! Also, the D string seemed to be buzzing at the middle of the neck where none of the other strings were doing that. Once I got those washers out of there & raised that side of the bridge accordingly I guess it pulled the D string up to where it needs to be because the buzz is also gone. Double Win!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2020, 11:26 PM
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Re: Edge LoPro 1 string too low???

That would be the obvious thing to look for on a used guitar. You bridge is probably still too flat. New S's will take up to .015 under the center strings to get the radius right.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-20-2020, 10:33 AM
 
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Re: Edge LoPro 1 string too high???

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Hi All,
I recently bought a 1992 540-SLTD on eBay. I love the guitar but I swear when I look at the strings from the side (the low E side) the g string is not at the height it should be it's considerably higher than the D. Also seems like the B and E are higher than they're supposed to be.

i emailed Rich at Ibanez rules, he said individual heights always have to be set but it would seem to me that when the bridge comes on the guitar it would be radiused correctly at the factory, no?

*Update*
I can't find the option to delete this thread so I'll just post the fix instead in case someone else has this issue and happens upon it.

Turns out someone had (I guess errantly) put the washer for each saddle screw underneath the saddle instead of on top where it's supposed to be on the G, B and high E strings. SO I put them back where they're supposed to be, tuned, reset the astion, tuned again and bingo - perfect radius! Also, the D string seemed to be buzzing at the middle of the neck where none of the other strings were doing that. Once I got those washers out of there & raised that side of the bridge accordingly I guess it pulled the D string up to where it needs to be because the buzz is also gone. Double Win!

Glad you got it sorted out... I just wanted to comment on the amazing color! I have the same guitar, but in Lipstick Red. Great guitar and its one of my favorites, sounds killer, but I'd trade for that color in a heartbeat... just throw in that big pack of toilet paper, lol.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-20-2020, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Edge LoPro 1 string too low???

Thank you! I had this guitar in lipstick red back in the early 90's, I sold it to finance a Strat for an endeavor that ended up not lasting. I've missed guitar LOL! When I saw this one on eBay I jumped on it!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2020, 09:48 PM
 
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Re: Edge LoPro 1 string too low???

i had the same issue with my s540 sol and the problem was that the guitar was setup way too low. it was affecting B and E strings
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2020, 01:28 PM
 
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Happy it was an easy fix.
The last few trems I've cleaned out from the late 80s /early 90s were all pre radiused so I found it odd yours seemed off.

The washer makes a lot of sense though. Something to keep an eye out for now!
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