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Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by northernlights » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:15 pm

i've already opened a topic about mastery and buzzing, after 4 hours i tried different combinations with different strings and gauges, believe me i couldnt sleep until i figure it out, i might have found my proper settings. I just want to know what your settings are. I raised the saddles without breaking radius due to decline buzzing, moreover raised the bridge for adjusting strings action. did you set it up by raising saddles or bridge? and also how much milimeter did you raise the bridge? is there any specific height for it?

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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by andy_tchp » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 am

northernlights wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:15 pm
is there any specific height for it?
No.
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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by northernlights » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:18 am

andy_tchp wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 am
northernlights wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:15 pm
is there any specific height for it?
No.
i mean, im asking for bridge height, treble and bass side adjustment.

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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by northernlights » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:23 pm

and i really dont know, should i adjust the height by bridge pivots or individual saddles :( some of guys burry the bridge deep down that i see on the photos.

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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by Jaguar018 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:22 am

This is the kind of thing where, to me at least, there isn't really a right answer. Too many variables. String gauge, playing style, intonation, guitar type, etc. .

Does everything feel good and sound good on your guitar? If so-- go no further. You're done! Your bridge is dialed in.

Does something feel a little off? Adjust as you see fit.

I don't think I've ever seen a definitive Mastery measurement settings guide -- aside from the general stuff on the Website.

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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by otis » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:43 am

you should raise the saddles as much as possible, than raise the two bridgepost-adjusters if needed.
This is the setup advised by Mastery bridge inventors themselves I thought.

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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:49 am

If it was me- well, it is me, I have two Jazzmasters with Masterys- I would make sure you have a good shim in the pocket, 1 degree or so, or if you have one of the modern Jazzmasters like the American Vintage or such then you will have an angled neck pocket. You'll need some kind of angle there.

Then eyeball the saddle height, use common sense, and set the radius of the saddles to the neck.

At that point, put the bridge on, string the guitar, and keeping the strings somewhat loose adjust the height of the bridge to being what you want it to be via the two screws that control the height in the bridge posts. That's what those are for, to control the height. I do not recommend that you try to control the height of the action with the saddles, for one, that's going to look stupid and secondly it's a lot harder than using the bridge post adjustment screws as provided.

Eyeball the saddles to make sure that the strings are breaking clear of the rear of the bridge on the way to the vibrato unit, then address the intonation, and you've got yourself a setup.
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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by Kent » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:52 am

High frets or bump in the fretboard?

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Re: Mastery, string's height adjustment

Post by Debaser » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:22 am

I keep as much of the grub saddle screws in the saddle as possible. This way I have the most internal thread contact. I also attention to keeping the intonation screws reasonably level to the guitar/saddle top. They still angle up toward the nut just a bit. Now adjust the radius then forget about it. As noted above, use the bridge post screws to control everything else, locking the Mastery down once everything is ship shape. You will still have a ringing, probably. Behind the bridge ‘wolf tones.’ They’re perks! ;)

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