7 string floyd rose saddle order and saddle shims.

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  1. stinkoman

    stinkoman SS.org Regular

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    I recently received an Ibanez 7420 with and Ibanez Lo-trs tremolo. The E and A strings buzz bad in the middle of the neck, but not the B string . The E and A appear to be sitting lower than the the B slightly. I read that floyd saddles are supposed to be arranged in a certain order. Does anybody know the numbering order for a 7 string?

    if that doesn't help I read and seen that you can shim floyd styles bridges. Is it worth to spend the $8 or shims or will trying to use something like aluminum foil be just as good?
     
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    Not sure about Lo trs trem, but if You Google Floyd rose 7 Numbering it shows the order on FR site.
    I bought saddles for my OFR 7 and went for the Schaller one (they were 6) and the numbering is different between a 7 set and a 6 set
     
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    The LoTRS7 has 4 different sized saddles to create the radius. They have a number cast on the underside which can be hard to read and seems to be random and not an indicator of height. I pulled one out of my parts bin for some pics.. the best way is to measure them but you can use your eyes to see the difference. Measuring the highest part of the front saddle section I get this..

    1st & 7th strings = .375" = short
    2nd & 6th strings = .400" = medium
    3rd & 5th strings = .415" = tall
    4 string = .420" = tallest
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