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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez RG + Floyd Rose - Action issues


I just recently installed an Original Floyd Rose trem on my RG, and I've been having a hard time with the action adjustment on this thing.

The first thing I did was search the web. I ran into a website with some info on how high to shim the saddles so that the trem would match the radius of the Wizard II neck. With multiple layers of copper tape, I added 0.4mm of height to the low and high E saddles, and 0.2mm to the A and B saddles. It got a little better, but not as good as when I had my Edge III tremolo installed.

The lowest I managed is about 1.5mm and 2.2mm from the 12th fret, on the high and low Es, respectively. The low E does not buzz at all, but the notes from the 12th fret up are very dull, the bends on the high E are somewhat choked, and still, the G string is floating way higher that it should. If I lower the action any more than this, high bends on high frets of the high E string choke.

Based on this, do you think I should:

Add more height to the saddles,
Shim the nut,
slightly adjust the truss rod,

or do something else?

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Re: Ibanez RG + Floyd Rose - Action issues

The nut and truss rod have no bearing up at the 12th fret and above. You probably need to shim your saddles a little more.
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Re: Ibanez RG + Floyd Rose - Action issues

Ditch the OFR and get an Edge Pro. It should drop right in and make sure you get a stud lock kit from Rich.

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Re: Ibanez RG + Floyd Rose - Action issues

You can see very good info in the Dan Erlewine "Make your guitar play great" book.
I think it helps you.

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Re: Ibanez RG + Floyd Rose - Action issues

Thanks for all the help, I appreciate it!

Also, is the radius of an Edge Pro the same as the Edge III?
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