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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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JS1200 Replacement Tremolo Shims and Setup

Two Years ago my former guitar teacher tried to tune my JS 1200 and removed the shims of the tremolo, which are needed to adjust the action of the d- and g-string to the radius of the fretboard.
In my opinion it played better, but now, as i want a lower action, i get problems with the 2 middle strings. He also tried to remove the shims under the nut, but installed some of them back (3 shims are there now. Is this ok ?). Yes, you can blame me, but i trusted in his knowledge. I was a fool. Now i have a dead sounding guitar. The lower strings E, A sound dead. I cannot manage a good action without rattling of the strings on the frets. This guitar seems to be completely disadjusted.
Now i want to reinstall the tremolo shims, but they were damaged. Where can i get them and maybe also the nut-shims as replacement parts ?
My biggest wish would be a 'Setup By Rich'. But i live in Austria (Europe) and i think sending the guitar for a setup would be much too expensive. What do you think ?
Please, do help me. Can you give me some advice ?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Re: JS 1200 Replacement Tremolo Shims

Man that sucks dude. Do you not have any luthiers around you?
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Re: JS 1200 Replacement Tremolo Shims

Just ask Rich if he can ship the shims to you.



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Re: JS 1200 Replacement Tremolo Shims

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Man that sucks dude. Do you not have any luthiers around you?
No, i had it setup at the biggest music store in my home town and the only thing they did was loosening the truss rod which resulted in a high, uncomfortable action. And they told me that the poor sound of the lower strings is due to the construction of this special JS1200 guitar, because that is what Mr. Satriani wanted. I can't believe that. I don't trust this, so called, guitar technican any more. I think, it should be an Ibanez specialist like Rich.

But what about the shims ? Can I use something else as substitute ?
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Just ask Rich if he can ship the shims to you.
How can I contact Rich ?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JS 1200 Replacement Tremolo Shims

Thank You, Jimmy.
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