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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-11-2014, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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JS1200 rough trem route

Hi, Just had a JS1200 delivered, brand new (although its a 2012 date), noticed that the edges of the trem route are very rough on one side, looks like it wasn't cleaned properly before paining, one corner next to the low E post doesn't have the usual radiused corner, looks like its been cut at 45 degrees with a chisel! Other than that its perfect, but why do Ibanez pass this through their QC, something that could easily be sorted during construction.

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Or distributor QC, and finally, what dealer would accept it?
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hmm good point, it was a large German mail order outlet. Box shifters.
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Send it back, you are entitled to a perfect product or a full refund
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-11-2014, 03:23 PM
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Is it a fake?
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No, its real enough, other than the dodgy trem routing its perfect and beautiful, never mind though its going back. Its got the "new" ultralight trem arm, looks intriguing.

Cant get my camera to focus on the rough edge, but heres a pic of the 2 trem post corners, the good (right) and the not so good (left).




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Re: JS1200 rough trem route

A just over a week later and a replacement has arrived. Hoorah... the trem routing is perfect, this 2014 model comes with the 'old' trem arm, plus the new lightweight one, and a funky looking multi-tool.

It also comes with a funky looking chip in the paint on the low E side of the neck pocket....

Maybe I'm being too fussy, I shouldn't be expecting a flawless finish. I should expect some minor defect on any new JS1200 and get over it....?

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A just over a week later and a replacement has arrived. Hoorah... the trem routing is perfect, this 2014 model comes with the 'old' trem arm, plus the new lightweight one, and a funky looking multi-tool.

It also comes with a funky looking chip in the paint on the low E side of the neck pocket....

Maybe I'm being too fussy, I shouldn't be expecting a flawless finish. I should expect some minor defect on any new JS1200 and get over it....?

It wouldn't bother me but i buy most of my guitars second handed so i kinda expect little flaws like this, but im sure there are well respected dealers that would never sell it without telling the costumer of the flaw.
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Yeah, second hand would be fine, or a ding that I'd done myself I can handle! But new from a major music retailer (Thomann) isn't my idea of good customer service, especially as they promised to check it over before dispatch. Maybe its only the like of Rich on here with a real eye for detail.
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IMO the distributors depend on warehouses like Thoman and GC/MF to never inspect anything coming in or out because they move the most merch, and have the very least returns.
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that's terrible, I bought my js1200 online and it was perfect, not from thoman, I wouldn't want a chip anywhere on it, I'd send that one back too, get a refund and buy elsewhere,
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Re: JS1200 rough trem route

Hi Chris,

Send it back, I've dealt with Thomann a little on pedals/pickups etc., you are buying new and entitled to perfect, Thomann will have no issues and you're not being too fussy. I buy mainly used and look for almost perfect unless the item is being sold for bugger all. As Rich said Thomann are moving way too much equipment to test anything properly.
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Gone back for a refund, will take a look at the JS2410, might have better luck.. new thread coming.
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Make sure you see it first, the alder guitars are not basswood capped and develop lots of paint sink lines.
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Ha, you've just answered the question in the other thread!
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