Hi! I've setup my JS
following the advices on www.ibanezrules.com
, and everything is fine, except i can't lower the action past some 3-4 mm on the 22nd fret high-E:
The trem knives are paralel to the body (adjusted the springs), checked the neck bow by pressing on the 22nd and 1st fret (less than 1 mm on the 9th fret, but definitively a bow), theres no backbow, the nut is a tad high but i won't be lowering it until the action is right. The guitar is second hand and i haven't removed the neck to see if it has a shim, but i doubt it, no guitars in Portugal have those (major lack of knowledge around here), and the frets look fine to me.
My guitar plays perfectly clean now, but i want to lower the action, and just a minor drop on the trem causes major choke on bends around the neck, mainly in the G string 15-19 frets. What's the problem??I know the JS
has a neck radius of only 240 mm, much lower than any other, and action setting is supposed to be difficult, but satriani palys ridiculously low and he obviously has no chokes...
I believe that the problem must be: the neck bow, or a micro wear on some of the frets, enough to be missed by the naked eye but bad enough to choke strings... any other ideas??
Though i like having strong fingers, i don't want them this strong lol