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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2015, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lowering strings on a Ibanez RGIR20FE BK fixed bridge

First off, I just started playing.

I recently bought a Ibanez RGIR20FE BK. (fixed bridge)

The problem now is that I dont like how high the strings feel. The height is good at the start of the neck but not at the end near the microphones.

So I wonder if anyone could share a tutorial or point me to the right direction when it comes to lowering the strings.

I am trying to learn it myself so i dont want to send my guitar to the shop

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Lowering strings on a Ibanez RGIR20FE BK fixed bridge

Hey, nice axe! Take a look in your Ibanez manual, this a Gibraltar Standard II bridge, it should explain how to adjust the height.
Is it this one ?


If yes, then you should find the correct small alen key to lower the saddles. Also truss rod might need to get adjust as well. Just read your book and then come back here for questions.
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Re: Lowering strings on a Ibanez RGIR20FE BK fixed bridge

Thanks! Yeah thats the one.

The problem is that I bought the guitar used so I dont have the manual : /
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Re: Lowering strings on a Ibanez RGIR20FE BK fixed bridge

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Thanks! Yeah thats the one.

The problem is that I bought the guitar used so I dont have the manual : /
Easy,you need to lower the two screws right next to where the string sit in the saddle, do this until it is low enough with no buzzing on the strings, keep in mind that string height (called action) will not only depend on the bridge but on the neck relief and neck angle, for adjusting the relief you need to mess with truss rod, and adjusting the angle is a matter of putting shimms in the the neck joint.

It is good to learn how to do all this things by yourself but since you just started playing, i highly suggest to take your guitar to a tech and ask for proper set up with a lower action.
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