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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2021, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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What can I buy to adjust action?

I bought my guitar used and I don't have any of those tools that come with the new guitar. I just realized this stupid guitar has a screw inside the post that needs to be unlocked in order to lower or raise the action, this stuff is so complicated, should I just get the Ibanez Multitool?

https://www.amazon.com/Ibanez-Quick-...20&sr=8-3&th=1

Can someone tell me the number Allen wrenches for the screw inside the post and to adjust the action? I think they come in this multitool

The only wrench I have is the one to adjust the locking nut.

When I want to adjust the action, do I have to do anything to the string lock screw or not?

So basically, when it comes the time to change strings, I'd have to block the tremolo with something and change strings one by one otherwise the angle of the bridge is going to change.
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Re: What can I buy to adjust action?

@Fowleri ,

This is the third thread of yours I've had to move in recent days, please ensure you take a little more care in selecting which area of the forums you are starting new threads.

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@Fowleri ,

This is the third thread of yours I've had to move in recent days, please ensure you take a little more care in selecting which area of the forums you are starting new threads.

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Sorry. Could you help me with my question?

I adjusted my bridge angle and I think I got it almost where is supposed to be, here is a photo, but this raised the action a little, right now I'm at 2mm on low and 2mm on high at 12th frets. I want to lower the treble to 1.5mm, but I don't have the key to unlock the posts. I had no idea it had to be unlocked.

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Re: What can I buy to adjust action?

Get yourself a set of metric (ie in mm not inches) Allen keys (hex keys) from either your favourite online retailer or local hardware store. You'll need the 1.5mm key to unlock the studs.

https://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/action.htm
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