NGD - SA2200, and set up questions

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  1. Kzin

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    Got my new guitar, a yamaha sa2200. Just beautifull. Maybe the most gorgeous top I´ve seen. I´ll post some pics later. It came with 0,9s. Ridiculus low action, but works great. Frets are a little low though, but incredibly smooth.

    I´ll be changing to elixirs 10-46 and be raising the action a little. Do I need to tighten the truss rod after that, and how do I know how much?

    The tail piece is basicly all the way down. I suppose that works with 0,9s, but I´m pretty sure it will be way to stiff with 10-46 elixirs. Do I just raise it untill I like the feel, or is there some rule? On this guitar the bass and treble side of the tail piece are at the same height, but on gibsons the bass side is usaly higher then the treble side. Is there a reason for this?
     
  2. tsar nicholas

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    Congrats! These guitars are wonderful.
     
  3. Kzin

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    Thanks =)
     
  4. Kzin

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    Tail piece height help, anyone? =/
     
  5. Black Squirrel

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    Put 10's on it and play it.

    Fix the problems that occur. I like to set my Action with the neck. and use the Bridge for fine tuning. I would put the stings on t and see what i was dealing with.
     
  6. Kzin

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    Ok, thanks.

    Do I set the tail piece after what feels best? Its almost flushed to the body with 09´s. Should I raise the bass and treble side the same amount?
     
  7. Nada

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    congratulations on the guitar! no harm in adjusting the tailpiece up or down in increments until you find what works for you. have fun with it, experiment and dial it in the way you want it. nice!
     
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    I thought you had to send new guitars back to the factory if they don't play perfectly out of the box ....

    Are is that only Gibsons? :sarcasm


    congrats ... keep working with it you'll get it the way you want it eventually

    sounds like a potentially great guitar .... play it and enjoy it

    :banana
     
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  10. Bluedawg

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    The Gibson haters are always complaining about Gibsons not playing perfectly out of the box ... or after hanging in a GC for months on end

    :bonk
     
  11. Kzin

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    Ok, thanks guys. I´ll just raise it untill I like the feel of it then.

    Is there a reason to have the bass side higher than the treble side on the tailpiece?
     
  12. Green Pro Am

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    As said above, Iw ould change the strings first and let it settle before making any adjustments. My guess is you may only need to make a slight truss rod adjustment.
     
  13. Kzin

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    What do you do when the ebony board gets dirty? Is lemmon oil ok?
     
  14. Flogger59

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    A credit card works well.
     
  15. mc2

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    I'll echo many here.

    Remove the strings, and clean the fretboard with naphtha if its dirty, otherwise use a very very damp cloth and wipe it down. Put the 10's on and you'll probably notice the change in the tension vs. 9's, but (speaking from experience) going 1 gauge didn't tip my apple cart. Let the guitar sit for a week and evaluate the playability.

    tailpiece height should be experimented with a bit, and from what I've read and the little experience I had, there's no wrong way to do it. I probably wouldn't worry about it too much. Mine sits up a few ticks of an inch. I adjusted my bridge up so the bass and treble sides are almost equal, adjusted intonation and that was it for my needs/preferences.

    turn some screws, learn a bit-you won't break the guitar. Just don't turn that truss nut more than 90 degrees/quarter turn at a time.

    Great guitar-congrats!
     
  16. Hulakatt

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    I screw the tailpiece all the way down and top wrap the strings

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    Me and BFG are fans
     
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    I raise the tailpiece just enough so the strings don't touch the the back edge of the bridge.
     
  18. Kzin

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    I put on new strings, raised the tail piece two turns. I might eventualy lower it a little bit, but I like the feel now.
     

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