After many years of playing.... I've finally decided to crack down and do my own setups instead of having them sent over to my guitar repairer as the wait on getting a guitar back is over a week sometimes, which can be quite annoying.
I've been doing a lot of reading and watching a whole lot of you tube videos on setting up various instruments.
I've managed to do my Les Paul and Tele just fine.... but now I've moved over to my Jem which I haven't touched in quite sometime.....
I believe before I would use 9's on it... now I'm moving up to 10's.
I'm having a few difficulties with the Edge lo pro..... and can't get the knife angles to be parallel to the body. When adjusting strings I either go to high after tuning to pitch or too low when tuning to pitch.
Would love to hear your help.
These are the steps in order I took so far when setting up this little beast.
- Check the neck bow by placing a capo on first fret and holding down last fret (creating a straight edge with the string) and adjusting as needed (not much was needed surprisingly)
- Check the nut by holding down 3rd fret and checking on 2nd fret.
- Adjusting action and bridge height accordingly - eliminating any buzz
- tuning to pitch (this is where it gets messy - bridge either goes too high or too low when I'm trying to adjust the spring tension)
hope you guys can assist!