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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with action on 1987 RG 550

Hello fellow forum members... I recently got myself an 1987 Ibanez rg 550 DY. I took it to best buy to get it set up, and they did an awesome job for only 20 bucks. The guy was very knowledgeable and had it ready within an hour. I forgot to mention to him that i wanted the action really low.. lol. The action is allright but once it gets to the higher frets, it is harder to solo and stuff. When i tried lowering the action myself, the two screws that lower the bridge wont go lower and im stuck with it at that postion. I need help..This is my first floating tremolo guitar and so far its a pain in the butt haha. Also when i first got the guitar there was fret buzz on the high E string and the first two frets. When i got it returned, no fret buzz. Keep in mind im a noob at setups....especially non-experienced with a floating bridge.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 06:36 PM
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Re: Need help with action on 1987 RG 550

You probably need to shim the neck t get a better angle. A thin piece of card at the back of the pocket near the neck pickup should do it.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 05:11 AM
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Re: Need help with action on 1987 RG 550

Hi, have you used the thinnest allen wrench in stud anchors? They have a little screw at the bottom of those two stud anchors. It prevents them from moving at all. That was why Ibby Edge was so stable and great.

Diameter could be like 0,5 mm on that allen wrench.
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