I've been so wrong (Setup)

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  1. owickerman

    owickerman New Member

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    Since I received my first PRS (a 509), I believed that PRS guitars were somehow created to have a "vintage" feeling with an action a little bit high which seemed ok with a chunky neck (sorry, I've been raised with a IBZ Wizard neck in hand...).
    So, I kept a little relief in the neck and accomodate myself with an action a little high for my taste.

    Everything changed when I discovered this video :


    I then created a magic tool as indicated and followed exactly this video. I have now under 2 mm of action at the 12th fret for the low E and I know that it can be tweacked to go some fraction down.

    So, PRS guitars have nothing "vintage" except for the craftsmanship and the quality. They can play as any very high tech shred guitar created these days but with a classy look ;)
     
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    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    That workbench is WAY too neat and tidy...there's definitely something wrong with this guy!!:rolleyes:
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I have very little idea whether the setup technique is correct, but it seems pretty good. I’m not into using the green cleaning spray on the fretboard, however. Seems to me that cleaning with lemon oil (naphtha) is a safer bet, then wiping that off and finishing with what PRS uses, which I believe is a light furniture polish like Behold.
     
  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Simple green is natural, but undeluted a very strong cleaner... I use it to clean my coffee roaster. Would have never thought to use it on a fretboard. I use Seymour Duncan fretboard cleaner. Then lemon oil after its cleaned.
     
  5. owickerman

    owickerman New Member

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    I ordered the crimson guitars stuff, the reviews are unparalleled. I keep you informed when I receive it.
     
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    pac90 New Member

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    great thorough presentation, and now Im hungry for Olives ;)

    amazon have string action gauges for cheap
     
  7. Wakester

    Wakester Class Clown

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    I'm cheap, I used to use a Dime or Nickel as my gauge, depending on which guitar I was setting.
     
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  8. Gigi

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    this guy might not have any fear cutting strings in this brutal way, but i suggest you to put a cloth under the tail of the bridge to avoid damage on the top and maybe detune strings before cutting.
     
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