S2 Mira Setup

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  1. miroman86

    miroman86 New Member

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    So, I've been tinkering with my new S2 Mira this week and found that I got it with a very high action than what is suggested on their website. I've been looking at it and tweaking almost everyday this week.

    Just wondering, is it common for the action to go back up once I tune the guitar? Coz I set the action when all strings are loose, and then last night I found out I was 1/64 off on both ends... Also, I'm turning the pole pieces a looot, will that do any damage to the guitar if I keep bringing it up and down? I also turned the poles when I didn't detune, will that do damage?

    I'm a bit concerned because the treble side is very loose, and easy to turn, and the bass side is pretty tough...
     
  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I'm guessing by pole pieces you are talking about the two studs that hold the bridge. Do not turn them with the strings tuned. Detune and turn a half turn and then tune up again. The action will go higher if you tighten the truss rod and have the strings loose. The truss rod you CAN turn when the strings are tight. Turn only an eighth of a turn or less at a time. Then tune up again and let the guitar set for 20 minutes to acclimate to the new setting and see how you like it.
     
  3. miroman86

    miroman86 New Member

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    You think I damaged my studs or guitar body by not detuning first? :|
     
  4. miroman86

    miroman86 New Member

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    I also blame this dude for making me think that not detuning is fine:
     
  5. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    If you didn't damage the slot in the tops then they are still fine.
     
  6. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Set the action lower than you want, and THEN tune up the guitar. Also check the neck bow with the strings in tunes. The action will always come up when you tighten the strings. It`s not uncommon to have to make adjustments, tune up, let the guitar sit for 20 minutes, come back, tune down and repeat the whole process. When you`ve got it right, there will only be minor tweaks for the life of the guitar, unless you change string gauges. if you change string gauges, you have to go back to square one.
     
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