Ibanez LoPro Confusion

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  1. SnoozyWyrm

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    Hello!

    I recently bought a first generation K-7 in firespeak blue, which sports a LoPro trem (the one with 2 arm-holders for the u-bar).

    After setting up the intonation I faced a weird problem. The fine-tuning-anchor bolt (item labeled number 6 in the picture) sits too far towards the back and firmly touches the end of the cavity. I searched google and can't seem to find a guide mentioning the part and how to adjust it.

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    Does this mean that the guitar cant be intonated properly?? I set up the guitar in standard B with 9s+ a 54.

    Thanks for helping! :hbang:
     
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    Probably should remove the saddle and make sure its seated all the way into the saddle assembly.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Sounds like you missed the intonation point and went past it until you hit another. This can happen really easily if you're not careful and using a cheaper tuner.

    Loosen the saddle, move it all the way forward and try again. That works 99% of the time.
     
  4. SnoozyWyrm

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    Hmmmm. You think its so far behind?
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    I guess that's on more guitar tech out the window for me... Sigh...
     
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    ... maybe this is sacrilege, but how about grinding down its end?
     
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    For a guitar in standard using a set of 9s? Think about that for a second. :lol:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Yeah, that's way far back.

    My UV7 has, same bridge, same scale, same tuning and same set of strings.

    Intonation is just about as perfect as it can be given the nature of traditional fretted instruments. I use either a Peterson bench tuner or a Sonic Research Turbo Tuner.
     
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    I'm voting for this. :yesway:
     
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    I agree. Could also be a bad string. I've had some that would require pretty extreme saddle positions, so the easiest thing to try would be to replace the string.
     
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