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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody using 9-46 strings on a RG3120?

I've put a set of 9-46 on my RG3120 and it pulls up the bridge too high and there's nothing I can do about it. The spring cavity seems to be too short to adjust the tension in a wide range. Even if I arrange the strings in a "triangle" there's still not enough tension. Another bummer is, you can only have 3 springs there, no more. I should probably have put this message in that "suggestions to Ibanez" section. How do you like the guitar that is only designed for one string gauge?

Took it to Mike Lull for adjustments. He will also lower the nut on it which was a tad high for my tastes. Three days without my main axe is a huge challenge.
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you are using a hybrid gauge, that excessive bridge pull-up is unavoidable as ibanez guitars are factory equipped with 9-42 string set.

you mean you can't screw in the trem spring screws any further into the body?
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Another bummer is, you can only have 3 springs there, no more.
see the jemsite tech area for using 4-5 springs with the Edge... glen
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 10:39 AM
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Mike Lull? that famous Pearl Jam and every other Seattle band tech?
I guess he charges a lot, for something you can do yourself following either or tech sections...
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Well, you get what you pay for. My RG3120 has never been setup by a good tech. The intonation was set up very well from the factory (which is a rarity), but the nut (and the action) was a little bit higher than what I'd like to see.

He's a wizard and a good guy to boot. As I said, if it wasn't for the nut height, I'd have done it myself. I just don't want to mess with the wood, and screw up the neck.
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