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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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setting the trem angle...questions

Hi all...well, I've finally changed a stringe on my RG with an Edge Pro, I thought tuning the thing was tricky, but this is something else entirely!...I'm getting the hang of tuning now, but I did bust a new string by tightening the screw at the bridge a hair too bad, but I had enough slack to restring the same string and the day was saved.

And now I've noticed the trem angle is up even a lil more than it was before (which was still a lil higher than it should have been). I've been to the ibanez rules website, but can't seem to get a good handle on this adjustment.

Is it simple to do? far as I can tell, you just screw the two claws in the back a quarter turn each at a time time the trem angle is near neutral....but wouldn't that neccesitate retuning the guitar again, which might raise the trem angle yet again?...I ask because I can tune my guitar now, but the trem angle is high when it's finally tuned nicely...I've tried detuning the low E to the point where the trem angle is quite below neutral but by the time I've tuned up, I back to the higher than neutral angle that I started with. I know I'm a noob at floating trems so I know it's a time in thing....can't wait to get better and faster at it!

The main prob with having the trem angle high is that now the trem bar rubs against the volume knob when I swing it out of the I've gotta bite the bullet and adjust the angle myself.

Any tips? Links? Pics? Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 03:06 AM
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Re: setting the trem angle...questions

look in the tech section at ibanez rules (banner above).



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Re: setting the trem angle...questions

As Andre says go thru the Ibanezrules tech section in detail.

But basically, yes, when you adjsut the spring claw you need to re-tune. When you screw in the claw to reduce the trem angle the strings will go sharp. It will take several iterations to get it spot on.

Once you've set it you shouldn't need to adjust it again unless you change string gauge. Don't forget to change strings one at a time otherwise you'll lose the float point. If you do take all strings off then block the trem at a neutral angle
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