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post Jun 25 2015, 03:20 AM
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Took me hours to put everything in and give it a full fresh setup, but I finally finished, this guitar was a pain in the ass, but I think I got it set up very well. Gonna get some stuff done now that I neglected while I was doing this then hopefully post a demo tonight or tomorrow. [attachment=42292:image.jpg]
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post Jun 25 2015, 03:30 AM
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Looking good!


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post Jun 25 2015, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jun 25 2015, 02:30 AM) *
Looking good!

Thanks Todd. One thing though, I intonated it but the 6th string is just a tad sharp at the twelfth fret and the saddle is at the very last spot were the screw can go and saddle pushed all the way back.
You can see in the close up pic.

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post Jun 25 2015, 09:44 PM
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very cool combo smile.gif you'll need to fire up a vid when you have the time, Id be interested to here how it sounds.


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post Jun 25 2015, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Jun 25 2015, 02:35 AM) *
Thanks Todd. One thing though, I intonated it but the 6th string is just a tad sharp at the twelfth fret and the saddle is at the very last spot were the screw can go and saddle pushed all the way back.
You can see in the close up pic.

Did you change string gauges?

Do you know what your neck relief is - and if not how to measure it?



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post Jun 25 2015, 10:25 PM
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Yeah that does look a bit odd, is it one of those drop-d type thick strings?

Also sometimes the tuner can be a problem as harmonics can confuse it, if needed I use melda productions free turner vst (can't give link as the website is currently down)


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post Jun 26 2015, 02:13 AM
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QUOTE (Chris S. @ Jun 25 2015, 08:53 PM) *
Did you change string gauges?

Do you know what your neck relief is - and if not how to measure it?

I know how to measure the neck the relief is spot on the Floyd is even with the body with good action. And everything is intonated except for 6th being just a tad sharp, but acceptable. I do all me own work on my guitars. smile.gif

QUOTE (Mertay @ Jun 25 2015, 09:25 PM) *
Yeah that does look a bit odd, is it one of those drop-d type thick strings?

Also sometimes the tuner can be a problem as harmonics can confuse it, if needed I use melda productions free turner vst (can't give link as the website is currently down)

It's in drop c with dr ddt strings. 11 54 gauge with the bottom strings being a little heavier than your average 11 54s.
The tu3 is a pretty accurate tuner, and I double checked it with my pod hd tuner and it's pretty much good. Just if it wasn't good there wouldn't be anymore room for the saddle to go back.

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post Jun 26 2015, 03:13 AM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Jun 26 2015, 01:13 AM) *
I know how to measure the neck the relief is spot on the Floyd is even with the body with good action. And everything is intonated except for 6th being just a tad sharp, but acceptable. I do all me own work on my guitars. smile.gif


It's in drop c with dr ddt strings. 11 54 gauge with the bottom strings being a little heavier than your average 11 54s.
The tu3 is a pretty accurate tuner, and I double checked it with my pod hd tuner and it's pretty much good. Just if it wasn't good there wouldn't be anymore room for the saddle to go back.


Cool, but I'm not sure of that heavy gauge on the long run to be honest. The last time I played (regular) 0.11 strings were on an ibanez hollowbody with a baseball bat thick neck.

I know the S series is a tad bit thicker on the neck than an RG but at least the ones I played to my memory wasn't thick enough for such gauges. I did try such strings once, the necks angle despite truss adjustment didn't get the best natural bow angle-the action and feel wasn't at its best. Never searched the net on how it affects the neck on the long run but if you like them wouldn't hurt to do so.

I didn't check the spec.s and compared the pull force, but this seems lighter on the high strings and still beefy with the lows;

http://www.ernieball.com/products/electric...y-bottom-slinky
http://www.ernieball.com/products/electric...y-bottom-slinky

Sure enjoy the new strings but do some solo as well and see if you like the feel before you start using them regularly.

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post Jun 26 2015, 05:01 AM
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My strat had the same problem.

I had about a 4mm gap between the bottom of the bridge and the body (allows you to raise pitch with a strat tremolo vs only being able to lower it if the bridge is flush with the body).

The low E was slightly off so I brought the gap down to 3mm and readjusted the saddles and it fixed the problem.

By angling the bridge back that little bit it created more tension which gave me a little more room to adjust the saddle.

Now it's not all the way near the back of bridge and intonation is spot on.

EDIT: love the wood and finish of your ibanez, btw cool.gif

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post Jun 26 2015, 05:45 AM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Jun 26 2015, 02:13 AM) *
Cool, but I'm not sure of that heavy gauge on the long run to be honest. The last time I played (regular) 0.11 strings were on an ibanez hollowbody with a baseball bat thick neck.

I know the S series is a tad bit thicker on the neck than an RG but at least the ones I played to my memory wasn't thick enough for such gauges. I did try such strings once, the necks angle despite truss adjustment didn't get the best natural bow angle-the action and feel wasn't at its best. Never searched the net on how it affects the neck on the long run but if you like them wouldn't hurt to do so.

I didn't check the spec.s and compared the pull force, but this seems lighter on the high strings and still beefy with the lows;

http://www.ernieball.com/products/electric...y-bottom-slinky
http://www.ernieball.com/products/electric...y-bottom-slinky

Sure enjoy the new strings but do some solo as well and see if you like the feel before you start using them regularly.

The strings are good love the higher gauge on low strings and lighter on 1-3. My Ibby is very stable in drop c so h heavy strings I'll post a demo very soon. Hopefully tomorrow

QUOTE (Chris S. @ Jun 26 2015, 04:01 AM) *
My strat had the same problem.

I had about a 4mm gap between the bottom of the bridge and the body (allows you to raise pitch with a strat tremolo vs only being able to lower it if the bridge is flush with the body).

The low E was slightly off so I brought the gap down to 3mm and readjusted the saddles and it fixed the problem.

By angling the bridge back that little bit it created more tension which gave me a little more room to adjust the saddle.

Now it's not all the way near the back of bridge and intonation is spot on.

EDIT: love the wood and finish of your ibanez, btw cool.gif

Yes good point on the gap. Raising the action when I set seemed to help with the intonation, so rather sing the action makes the string a bit longer I assume?

iPhone typos. Rather sing actually means raising. iPhone wouldn't let me edit. Lol
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post Jun 26 2015, 02:11 PM
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You may be able to cheat the neck a bit using the Truss rod. Make very small 1/8th rotation adjustments and see if you can tweak the neck just a pinch to make up for the saddle. smile.gif

QUOTE (dcz702 @ Jun 24 2015, 10:35 PM) *
Thanks Todd. One thing though, I intonated it but the 6th string is just a tad sharp at the twelfth fret and the saddle is at the very last spot were the screw can go and saddle pushed all the way back.
You can see in the close up pic.



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