ELECTRIC GUITAR OWNER’S MANUAL CONTENTS PRECAUTIONS ..............3 VIBRATO SYSTEM Locking Type ........10 TUNING MACHINE TENSION ADJUSTMENT ...... 7 BRIDGE/SPRING TENSION ADJUSTMENTS ....12 HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE LOCKING NUT (If applicable) ..7 TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT ..........13 SETTING THE STRING ACTION ......... 8 PICKUP HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT ........
Thank you for purchasing a Yamaha electric guitar. In order to obtain maximum performance and enjoyment from this instrument, we urge you to read this Owner’s Manual thoroughly before using the instrument. After read, we recommend that you keep it in a convenient place for future reference.
PRECAUTIONS - Do not dispose of batteries in fire. - Do not attempt to recharge batteries that are not designed to be PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING charged. Please keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference. - Keep the batteries separate from metallic objects such as necklaces, hairpins, coins, and keys.
Connections CAUTION • Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the the power for all components. Before turning the power on or off for all possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the components, set all volume levels to minimum.
Doing so can cause discoloration/dete- rioration. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper • Do not rest your weight on, or place heavy objects on the instrument, and use or modifications to the instrument.
Be Careful When Handling and Other Cautions Correct Use and Handling of Batteries • The guitar has been properly adjusted before being shipped from Battery (6LR61 or 6F22 : the factory. In the event adjustment is necessary, contact the 9V, S-006P) dealer from whom you purchased the instrument, if possible, as special skills may be required.
TUNING MACHINE TENSION ADJUSTMENT HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE LOCKING NUT (If applicable) The tuning machines have spring-loaded mechanisms which 1) Remove the three hexagonal screws (A) that fix the Lock Pads. automatically take up wear, preventing backlash. However, it is possible to adjust the amount of pressure required to turn the 2) Loosen the four screws (B) that attach the Nut Base to the neck.
SETTING THE STRING ACTION — Bridge — Height adjustment screws (for each strings) NOTE: Be sure to perform any necessary adjustments to the truss rod before performing the following adjustments. String height refers to the space between the strings and frets, and has an affect on playability.
VIBRATO SYSTEM Vintage Type Following is the procedure for adjusting the vintage vibrato sys- To check intonation, compare the harmonic tone (12th fret) to the tem: fretted tone (12th fret). ● If fretted pitch is higher than harmonic, saddle must be moved backward to lengthen string.
VIBRATO SYSTEM Locking Type When changing strings it is necessary to cut off the ball ends of Intonation Adjustment in Vibrato Bridge the strings. 1) After loosening/detuning the strings you would like to adjust. Following is the procedure for changing strings and adjusting the Loosen the hexagonal screw (D) located in the front of each vibrato system: saddle using the supplied hexagonal wrench.
VIBRATO SYSTEM Locking Type Tighten Lower Loosen Loosen Higher When Lower than harmonic Tighten When Higher than harmonic Tighten Loosen...
BRIDGE/SPRING TENSION ADJUSTMENTS For best results the bridge should always be adjusted so it is parallel to the top surface of the guitar as shown in illustration (be- low). This position is maintained by opposing tension between the strings and the claw springs. If you change string gauge, you will need to readjust the spring tension to return the bridge back to the parallel position.
TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT PICKUP HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT The curvature of the neck should be slightly concave. The height of the pickup (i.e. distance from the strings) affects Clockwise rotation of the nut tightens the rod and corrects for too gain — the higher the pickup, the louder the sound, and vice ver- much concave bow.