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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2004, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've just being reading the tech notes on removing the nut shims on a jem or RG. Why is it necessary to take all the tremolo system? Surely you can just loosen the strings remove the nut and take the shims out?

It seems a little dratic to strip the guitar just to remove the nut.
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All floyd type floating trem systems are heald in place by string tension and spring tension...if either is removed the trem will fall out (or come out easily) I expect it is reccomended that you take the trem out just to avoid it falling out and getting damaged after the string tension is removed.
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Old nuts had a screw through the neck and the shims...new nuts have a screw into the neck and though the shim. Unhooking the trem (just unhook the springs) is the easiest way, because that way you won't have to retune a lot when you're done. It's really fast actually. On the whole it'll save you some time, especially when you need to do it often, like the inventor of all the pro-tricks.
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You never have to remove the nut to take out the shims.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/nut.htm
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I've just being reading the tech notes on removing the nut shims on a jem or RG
Ooh I thought you meant on Rich's site...that's the place to go for that kind of stuff. Now my post doesn't make that much of sense anymore...especially to me ...well
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You never have to remove the nut to take out the shims.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/nut.htm
It's the nut shims that i'm questioning. I'm a bit thick when it comes to setting up guitars, you have to forgive me. What I am saying is that the action is too high and i've tried to lower the action from the bridge but it's not good enough. I haven't even contemplated shimming it at the neck as I didn't have to with my Jackson ATX and the action on that is superb. I just find setting up the RG1570 a little bit more difficult.
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