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Can'y get low action from the 12th fret down

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Can't get low action from the 12th fret down

Hey guys, I have a question. I recently bought a 2003 Jackson DX10FS from a pawn shop, and I'm trying to get the action to my liking. I have eyeballed the neck relief, and I have a very small gap at the 7th fret where you are supposed to check it. (Probably a gap the size of a thin pick or less. Anyway, I have lowered the licensed floyd rose down as far as it will go, and the action at the 12 fret is .50mm. I can't seem to figure out what else to do? I did change the 9's and went to 10's. Would that have an effect? I don't see how adding more relief will help my problem. Any suggestions????
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Is there a shim under the locknut? If so, remove it. Is the Jackson intonated correctly? If not, adjusting the saddles could reduce the gap...
Thanks for the quick reply. I took the licensed floyed rose apart and cleaned it, and haven't set the intonation yet. I will do that tonight and see if that does the trick. I didn't even think about that!!!! Thanks alot!!!!
you might need a shim under the neck too maybe.
you might need a shim under the neck too maybe.

If you've lowered the trem as far is it can go and your action is still too high, then you need to adjust the neck angle.
I will set the intonation tonight and report back. Thanks for everyones help.
.5mm at the 12th fret is ridiculously low. My PGM was setup on a plek, plays like butter, and is 1.3mm at the 12th.

Do you mean 5mm?
Ok, I fixed my problem. After I got the guitar I took the neck off to find out what model this guitar was. When I put the neck back on there was a shim under the neck (I'm guessing from the factory). I obviously didn't put the shim in the right place, because I took the neck off last night and put it where I thought it should be and boom----Low action. Thanks for everyone's help!!!!
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