Is this a legitimate post?
I in no way wish to sound insulting, but given the equipment I see in the background, someone should know more about electric guitars than you appear to.
I'll second that too! Granted these are all questions someone who researches before purchasing would know.
But in his defense, I'm sure he spent more than two weeks pay on that. Jem or RG or whatever, something over that little 1,000.00$ or XXXX pounds mark, i would tend to expect something of finer quality.
I was deeply sorry to read the posts from Ayrton and Aaron_Jem_FP. I am here asking for help. I had to register before I could post anything, and I introduced myself as well - please read my post there. When I introduced myself I mentioned all my equipment. I can't seem to relate the fact that I have that equipment with knowledge about the JEM I just bought. None of the other guitars I had (or the Yamaha guitar that I have) had/have any of the issues I posted. Honestly, I felt terrible to read your comments. I was so pleased to be here.
I do have a CME keyboard, a Digi002, Mackie HR824 monitors, a LiquidMix, a PodXT-Pro, an ISA430MkII preamp, and a (not great) Behringer rack tuner and other stuff, but how can this help me to know if it is normal for my new JEM to have pickups that seem misaligned or issues with the locking stud bolt or to know if the headstock supposed to belike that? Sorry, I am just a new member, but I really don't think you can conclude that my post is not legitimate only because I have other equipment. I have not had the pleasure to see a JEM live before I got mine, but I love Ibanez so much and I am a big fan of Steve Vai. You can call me crazy to buy a guitar before playing on it. But I had another Ibanez before and loved it so much. If you guys really think my post is not legitimate, you can ask me to post any picture of my guitar from any angle, shape or form, also I can post the receipt with the date of the 15th November. Looks like because I am new and only have a few posts I must be a liar. It felt terrible to read you guys posts, sorry.
To the other guys who helped, thank you so much. To be honest, one of the reasons I decided to post my problems here was because all those things didn't look very nice and I wanted to know if my guitar was a real Ibanez JEM. I am actually happy that at least my issues were normal.
Just a last comment on the bridge, if I may. The manual that comes with the guitar gives instructions to so many types of bridges that I got confused. I thoght that my guitar had a Lo-Pro-Edge, which the manual mentions that has a locking stud. Thankyou, Southpaw_lefty for pointing it out! Now, this was my mistake, obviously.
Lastly, I love Ibanez a lot, I have been been playing guitar on and off for some time. Two years ago I decided to go back and started buying a rig to record my songs. I wasn't very happy with my current guitar and decided to buy a JEM. I am sorry if I am too ignorant and my questions look that bad.