IBANEZ S520EX MANUAL PDF

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Intonation adjustment is usually necessary when new strings are fitted it can also be affected by the angle of the tremolo unit. Adjusting the intonation is performed by moving the individual string saddles forward or backward. To check the intonation: Use an electronic tuner and tune the guitar to a standard pitch. All lbanez guitars use A for a standard pitch. Play the harmonic at the 12th fret, compare it to the fretted noteat the 12th fret, these notes should read the same on the tuner.

Before adjusting the intonation, first determine the direction that the saddle needs to be moved. If the 12th fret is sharper than the open note, the saddle needs to be moved back. If the 12th fret is flatter than the open note, the saddle needs to be moved forward.

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All guitar necks are subject to great stress as a result of string tension, humidity or changes in climactic conditions. Occasionally, there are times when the neck may need adjustment.

The truss rod is adjustable at the headstock using as allen wrench or an adjustment wrench. This adjustment should be performed periodically and only by qualified repair personnel. Over adjustment can result in damage to the instrument and will no be covered under warranty. Make sure the truss rod mxnual properly adjusted before adjusting the action. If lower than standard settings are desired, this can often result in”buzz” or “rattle” of the strings.

This is caused by the string vibrating. Different gauges of strings can result in the need for truss rod, tremolo, action or intonation adjustment. Insert the tremolo arm into the arm socket and firmly push down until the arm snaps into place.

Both bushings should be completely hidden. To remove the tremolo arm, firmly hold the arm at the break over point bend and pull up until the arm manua released. The rotation torque of the arm can be adjusted by changing the number of bushings on the arm. To reduce the torque, remove one bushing on the lower side.

To further reduce the torque, remove both bushings. If this happens, replace the arm bushings with new ones. To replace the bushings, remove the bushings by spreading opening the bushing until it is removed. Open the new bushings at the split section and snap them into place on the tremolo arm.

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The tremolo system should sit parallel to the surface of the majual body, as shown in the illustration. It is sometime necessary to adjust the tremolo angle when new s520dx, different string gauges or different tunings are used. Remove the tremolo cavity cover plate from the back of the body. Using a Phillips head screw driver, turn the Spring tension adjustment screw and adjust the length of the spring.

Retune the guitar to the proper pitch and check the angle. The height adjustment of the tremolo can be set x520ex using the two 4mm adjustment screws 2 on either side of the tremolo unit. Always loosen the Stud lock screws counter clockwise with a 1. Raise or lower the tremolo to the desired string height using a 4mm allen wrench. For ease in retuning, it is recommended that one string at a time be changed and tuned. Loosen the string by turning the z520ex and then remove the string.

Loosen the string stopper screw 8 by using a 3mm allen wrench remove the string from the saddle. Cut off s502ex ball end of the new string above the string winding and insert the end of the string in between the main saddle and the String holder block. Wind the string around the tuning machine and tune to pitch.

Play the harmonic at the 12th fret, compare it to manuql fretted note at the 12th fret, these notes should read the same on the tuner. If the 12th fret harmonic pitch is lower than the fretted note, the saddle needs to be moved back.

If the 12th fret harmonic is higher than the fretted note, the saddle needs to be moved forward. Loosen the Saddle lack down screw 9 on the saddle to be adjusted with a 2mm allen wrench. Adjust the saddle forward or backward to the proper position and tighten the Saddlelock down screw 9. The purpose of this is to accommodate for different tunings or different gauges of strings. Tune the guitar to pitch and recheck the intonation. If the s520dx is still not correct repeat steps 1, 2 and 3.

Insert the tremolo arm into the arm socket and turn the Arm torque adjustment nut A clockwise until it stops. To allow the arm to swing freely. Turn the Arm torqueadjustment nut turns counter clockwise. The height adjustment of the tremolo can be set by using the two 3mm adjustment screws on either side of the tremolo unit. Raise or lower the tremolo to the desired string height using a 3mm allen wrench.

Loosen the pressure pad screws on the top lock with a 3mm allen wrench and loosen the string to be adjusted. Only loosen the screw enough to move the saddle. Adjust the saddle forward or backward to the proper position and tighten the saddle lock down screw. On the bass plate there are two holes for each saddle lock down screw. If the intonation is still not correct repeat steps 2 and ibxnez. When the guitar is properly adjusted, tighten the top lock pressure pad screws.

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Loosen the pressure pad lock screws on the top lock with a 3mm allen wrench. Loosen the string stopper bolt by using a 3mm allen wrench, and remove the string from the saddle. Cut off the ball end of the new string z520ex the string winding and insert the end of the string in between the main saddle and the string holder block. After changing the desired strings retune all the strings to the proper pitch and tighter the top lock pressure pad screws.

Note For ease in retuning. Loosen the pressure pad lock screws on the top lock with a 3. Thread the new string through the string holder tubeand over the saddle pulling it tight towards the headstock.

Wlnd the string around the tuning machine and tune to pitch.

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Using a Phillips head screwdriver, turn the spring tension adjustment screw and manuql the length of the spring. The Overall Tremolo height can be adjusted by raising or lowering the Height Adjustment screws 5 on either side of the bridge. Height adjustment of the individual strings can be adjusted by useing a 1.

The tremolo arm is placed in the hole in the bridge plate and inserted into the threaded block.

Adjusting the String Height. Loosen the heigth adjustment screw 5 on both sides of the bridge using a 2 Phillips. Turn the notched wheel 4 To raise or lower the bridge. Adjusting the string Height. The Saddles are preset on the plate. Height adjustment is made by ibansz the 2mm allen screws on either side of the bridge. To change the strings angle adjust the two 2mm 6 screws on s250ex highside of the bridge, chanding the pivot angle.

To adjust the string height of the saddles use a 1. Solid Body Electric Guitars. Insert the tremolo arm into the arm socket and firmly push down until the manyal snaps into place Note: Tremolo Angle Adjustment The tremolo system should sit parallel to the surface of the guitar body, as shown in the illustration.

Products and specifications are subject to change without notice. Tighten the Stud lock screw 3. Cut off the ball end of the new string above the string winding and insert the end of the string in between the main saddle and the String holder block 4. Tighten the String stopper Screw. Wind the string around the tuning machine and tune to pitch 6. When the guitar is properly adjusted, tighten the top lock pressure pad screws 5.

Tighten the string stopper bolt. Tighten the pressure pad screws. TZ Bridges The Overall Tremolo height can be adjusted by raising or lowering the Height Adjustment screws 5 on either side of the bridge. Loosen the heigth adjustment screw 5 on both sides of the bridge using a 2 Phillips 2.