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#1 marijanelife1

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

Not quite sure if this is the right place for this but can someone please help me? I'm trying to setup my ibanez with thicker strings but the bridge pickup (or whatever the thing is that sprouts the strings from the body) is rising up as if there is to much tension. I know its not healthy for my guitar and I'd like to change this asap before it does more damage is done.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 11:08 AM

More springs.



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:09 AM

Yeah, unscrew the panel in the back and install another one, see what happens. Shouldn't cost you more than ten bucks. 


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:46 AM

If you're putting thicker strings on, which increases the tension, a small turn of your truss rod will balance things out.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 04:58 AM

Note: if you have no idea how a truss rod works do not touch it. You can easily destroy your guitar. 


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:14 AM

Yep I should have mentioned that. It's important to remember exactly how far you've twisted it in case you need to revert back. 



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:15 PM

Not sure what gauge you are jumping up to but it's not always necessary to add more springs the screws in the back can be adjusted to. I can remember my first ever set up was on a js 1000 and I had the same problem. Then in get it right star tuning and it would all go wrong again. Took me a while to get it but a little adjustment and you'll get it. I absolutely detest setting up anything with a floyd rose though even now.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 04:03 AM

What Model Ibanez is it, what kind of bridge set up do you have. :)





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