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post Dec 11 2007, 10:40 PM
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The topic preety much says it all, Iv'e looked it up in google and I got to a good site but it had this huge list of tools which turned me off, so if anyone can simplify it a bit for me, like which tools exactly I should get, and what the hell do I do with them, I'm all ears(or eyes) smile.gif


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post Dec 11 2007, 11:25 PM
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QUOTE (Iluha @ Dec 11 2007, 04:40 PM) *
The topic preety much says it all, Iv'e looked it up in google and I got to a good site but it had this huge list of tools which turned me off, so if anyone can simplify it a bit for me, like which tools exactly I should get, and what the hell do I do with them, I'm all ears(or eyes) smile.gif



You can try here:

http://www.chicagoluthiers.com/From%20old%...e%20Setup1.html

Here:

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/pro1.htm



Or here is you own an Ibanez:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm

Good luck, hope I helped you.


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post Dec 11 2007, 11:32 PM
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Well guitar setup is doing the neck , string action and intonation, pickups raising and lowering...Thats pretty much it! You don't need a lot of tools for that at all..Have you got with your guitar the key (tool) for tightening the neck ? Also one for bridge saddles ?? I got these 2 keys and thats enough for doing the setup..

Intonation of strings is done on bridge by moving saddles left or right (and fingering 0 and 12th fret - they should be the same on tuner exactly same)..
You have to do this every time when you change strings if you want your guitar to be in perfect tune..
For action (distance between strings and fretboard) you adjust the bridge saddles (raise or lower them)...

I'll write more in detail procedure on this tomorrow wink.gif


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post Dec 12 2007, 12:55 AM
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hey mods, how bout a stiky on this subject. If any of you guys care to write an in-depth instruction post on set-up, I think alot of us would benefit from it. Most of it I can handle but the truss-rod I'm a little worried about. I need ( or so I think I need ) a new guitar set-up. It would really be helpful to know the things to look for on a guitar straight out of the box. Not to mention tuning a floating bridge. I know to start with the low E and tune up so the next string brings it back down ect. but any and all info would be greatly appreciated!

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post Dec 12 2007, 01:11 AM
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If someone writes it up we'll certainly sticky it smile.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 11 2007, 07:11 PM) *
If someone writes it up we'll certainly sticky it smile.gif


Thanks Andrew!

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post Dec 12 2007, 10:32 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Dec 12 2007, 12:32 AM) *
Well guitar setup is doing the neck , string action and intonation, pickups raising and lowering...Thats pretty much it! You don't need a lot of tools for that at all..Have you got with your guitar the key (tool) for tightening the neck ? Also one for bridge saddles ?? I got these 2 keys and thats enough for doing the setup..

Intonation of strings is done on bridge by moving saddles left or right (and fingering 0 and 12th fret - they should be the same on tuner exactly same)..
You have to do this every time when you change strings if you want your guitar to be in perfect tune..
For action (distance between strings and fretboard) you adjust the bridge saddles (raise or lower them)...

I'll write more in detail procedure on this tomorrow wink.gif


All I got with my guitar was that key for the floyd rose, which I lost by now lol, and I have no idea what saddles are and I don't even see how I can tight the neck, so if you could elaborate it would be much appriciated smile.gif

QUOTE (RobM @ Dec 12 2007, 12:25 AM) *


Wow man, that link to the Ibanez site looks really helpfull, has alot of topics, gonna dig into it today, thanks wink.gif


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post Dec 12 2007, 10:41 AM
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The simple stuff I can handle but had to take my guitar to a guitar technician for a refret this week!!

I'm looking forward to getting it back cause he promised it will sound better than ever!!


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post Dec 12 2007, 01:08 PM
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Since I'm a bass player I just realized that I won't be very helpful on this topic (I don't know anything about floyd bridges etc) sad.gif

SOOO , I googled one site that has a very good detailed description of how to do it (with pictures) - LINK Just scroll down and click on desired tutorial.. wink.gif cool.gif

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Yeah that's the link I was talking about, it has a list of 10 tools and about half of them I have no idea what they are and where to get them sad.gif


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post Dec 12 2007, 02:03 PM
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Well you don't need all of them.This one is maybe the most important (which I use to do stuff on my bass) -
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You can buy them in any hardware store , they are cheap and come in sets (so you will later see what dimension is needed for your guitar..

What exactly do you want to do on your guitar ? String intonation, action ? Neck adjustment?


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post Dec 12 2007, 02:15 PM
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I want to learn how to do all of those, maybe even get some cash out of it in the future heheh tongue.gif but that's probably ain't gonna happen.

That's the wrench I got with my guitar but I lost it.


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