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Help! How do i raise the bridge on my ibanez js 100?

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(@dreamtheaterrocks)
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Hey i don't really know much about guitar repair but i dont want to have to pay ridiculous amounts of money to take it into a shop. I just put new strings on my js 100 and it looks like the bridge is too low because whenever i bend up on the E string the sound goes dead.... how do i raise the bridge? im pretty sure that it will all be fixed if i can do that... It's a floating bridge so yeah any tips or suggestions are welcome.

Thanks a ton

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(@forrok_star)
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I'll say Hi and welcome.

You'll need to remove the back cover and turn the screws on the spring claw. Don't turn them out very far. just a little like a 1/32 of a turn at a time then tune. You want to try and keep the bridge level with the body as possible so that it will return to its nuteral position.

You may want to check this site out for Adjusting and Intonating a Floating Tremolo .

joe


   
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(@dreamtheaterrocks)
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Thanks A lot man the website is really helpful. I think the reason why the bridge is messed up is that I put a higher guage string on the guitar, .11 instead of .10. Should i even bother messing with the bridge or should i just put .10's on and see how it works?
Thanks Again

Vinny

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(@forrok_star)
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Your Welcome.

11's will need only a little tweaking to get the bridge back to a neutral or centered position. Only do small adjustments at a time and retune everytime, then check the intonation when you have things where you want. Don't get upset if at first it doesn't come out right the first time. It takes a little time and practice to get the hang of it. Once you do it will become easier everytime.

Joe


   
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(@dreamtheaterrocks)
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thanks again man my guitar is back to normal pretty much except the string height is a lil high but i dont have any complaints im just glad it's playing again. It sounds as good as it used to so no damage done thanks a lot for the help.

Vinny

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Your Welcome. Good to hear everthing worked out fine.

Joe


   
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