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Old 12-02-2012, 04:53 PM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


I bought your 540. I've had an itch for a DY S and this seemed like a fair price considering the fret level. Didn't see this thread until today. Will I have any neck pocket issues to sort out when setting it up?
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


You should not. I put a 1/16ths basswood shim in there. It actually played very well without it but I felt the action could be lower. I did a quick setup on it before packing and it was fine. I definitely would have worked on it a bit more but the new owner (you) may have liked a compleat different setup.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


Thanks - If I had realized you wanted to sell it to buy the blue FGM we could have worked something out outside of the bay. I went through a similar setup when I put a 2001 MIJ neck on a RG350 DY body. The neck sat deep into the pocket and I had to lower the trem to get the action just right. I actually love that Frankenstein and was thinking about doing something similar with the 25th S. That's how I ran across your post. I found your project post.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:40 PM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


I debated whether or not to throw it up here first but for a quick sale, I figured the bay would be the best place to do that. But the fees suck. In the end, I'll probably loose a bit of money on it. Never thought I'd like a yellow guitar but that one was pretty slick.

I didn't want to mention the blue FGM on here as I didn't want anyone else bidding on it! I was ready for a bidding war on it but it never materialized. There was only one other bidder. I know the guy gigged with it and it was his #2 (he owns a second quilt FGM400) so it was a player but that's ok.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:09 AM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


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I didn't want to mention the blue FGM on here as I didn't want anyone else bidding on it! .
......again.......you bastard! ha ha

I don't blame you,...but for me there is only one particular FGM i want and they never show up for sale so I'm guessing there are very limited numbers around...one day.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:24 AM
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Photos...
A friend of mine bought that guitar in the 90's, I remember we watching Chick Corea while my friend kept pointing to Gambale while holding and kissing it, good times
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:49 AM
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......again.......you bastard! ha ha

I don't blame you,...but for me there is only one particular FGM i want and they never show up for sale so I'm guessing there are very limited numbers around...one day.
Which one? The quilt? Or the 200?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:11 AM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


Speaking of Frank Gambale, that custom white 7 string on eBay right now is amazing. Really expensive, but really cool. Pyramids on an S is really cool.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:24 AM
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Thank god I get lost with six strings. Link?
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:49 PM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


Sweet guitar. The color will pop your eyes out!

Great photos too, love the grain on the neck...
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:41 PM
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Yeah it was pretty bright but I was honestly digging it quite a bit. I can see why people like the older models. They seem easier to play, especially vs. the indonesian stuff.
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Which one? The quilt? Or the 200?
FGM300MG.......thats my cup of tea,love it.
That and a red 540LPF are on my 'will own one day' saber list.
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/..._id=207&now=12
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:09 PM
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Yeah it was pretty bright but I was honestly digging it quite a bit. I can see why people like the older models. They seem easier to play, especially vs. the indonesian stuff.

I mean it pops eyes out in a good way man!! Congrats, I don't have any Ibys other than indonesias, but they really play amazingly well.

Cheers!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:18 PM
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Re: Frank Gambale Pre-FGM series


I saw a FGM300 DY for sale a while ago, but the price was crazy. So I passed.
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