I also took the guitar in to my setup guy and he noticed a definite tightness, he felt it as well. He first suggested different string brands, he was loathe to suggest going down to 9s as that would need a whole setup, etc. But that might be what I end up doing if I stay with the guitar. Though...
Well, I'm just about ready to give up on this guitar. I've tried all the normal things (setup, string type, bridge height, saddles, removing a spring, etc) and it still feels tight. The next step would be something drastic or expensive.
The interesting thing is that I own an SE Custom 24 and I...
Lots to absorb here. Very appreciative of the help!
I'll be visiting my tech tomorrow and I think I'm going to have him look at the relief and/or go with 9s, I'll start there.
Then I think I'll try removing the 4th spring. Question, though, how do I balance the springs with only 3 of them...
Hadn't considered removing a spring. Interesting. I'm open to changing the gauge, as well, as I'm really loving everything about the guitar except for that one thing and tone can be tweaked, comfort is a lot harder to achieve (for me).
Hey all, been playing my CE24 now for about 6 months and I love it. I have noticed though that it just feels tight. I've got 10s on there and they feel like 11+. Has anyone else experience this?
I'm considering putting 9s on them to help out, thoughts?
Using her through my Helix, beautiful. The pups are a little colder than the CE24 but that's ok as they give me a different sound. It's super super playable, though. The action is low, intonation was perfect and it's fast.
So I recently purchased a green CE 24 from Sweetwater that I absolutely love. I started looking at getting a back up PRS. I didn't look long. ;)
This is a simple SE Standard 24. Sub 500$ really never sounded this good.
So the instructions there helped me out quite a bit. I realized that the claw screws may need adjusting. I detuned, adjusted the screws, tuned up. Rinse and repeat until the trem was where it should be.
I then lowered the saddles on the E and A to...