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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-29-2001, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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My X-Mas JS1000 Surprise - Love that wife of mine... got som

So I'm sitting at home yesterday, and the delivery guy shows up and the wife's trying to be all secret-like... and this big guitar box shows up. *I'd been hinting at a JS model for some time, and ... well, ya know... one just pops into my door.

Love that wife o' mine....

So anyways, shipping is a big deal down here (my first guitar she got me was a Jem7VWH when we were dating - marriage material from the beginning) and we had a bad time with the Jem. *The now defunct Thoroughbred Music shipped it in a broke- di*k
Charvel case with the trem bar floating around inside. *I've got two dings from that, it wasn't even out of the box yet! *But anyhow, the JS1000BP arrived in pristine condition, not a blemish, haze or nuthin. *Perfect condition, 'nuff said. *(sorry Rich, she's also quite thrifty and found a great deal on the internet.)

The JS was beyond anything I expected, the tone is better than the Jem IMO, and that filter thingy is too cool. *Some great clean sounds and harmonics are sweet. *Those of you who own can agree.

It was obviously factory set with the strings about a mile, maybe 2 miles from the fretboard, so I had some tweaking to do. *Its funny, Ibanez now sends instructions about the trem system and how to adjust it. *Took no time to lower the strings about as much as I could.

Here's my question. *The trem arm and the tuning pegs had some sort of resin on them, and the strings left my fingertips black from something.... what should I do to rid the resin, and should I restring it to alleviate the funk from the strings? *I'm just a hobby player, so I hope it stays in the pristine condition it is now. *Thanks for all your help guys!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-29-2001, 01:19 PM
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Strange, but they aren't always clean out of the box so no surprise. All the DNA's were covered with some smoky type film, what a pain it was cleaning all those headstocks without removing the strings. Just restring it and clean it when you do.
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Thanks Rich...
Do you suggest restringing right away? *I agree with the "smoky" film part, its kinda sticky and mildly annoying, but I can get past it.
When you lower the action, do you also adjust the springs? *Ibanez didn't mention it, but I wanted to get your take on it.

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Wear them oput first, no use throwing away good steel. The angle only needs adjusting if it changed.
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Congrats on the 1000BP...sweet axe. Also Congrats on the awesome wife!
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-29-2001, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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CB-
Thanks! She'll get a kick out of that... she reads these posts too!
Rich-
Gotcha, I know what ya mean. The angle changed just the slightest bit, so I'll go ahead and do that. *Good luck in the X-mas season with da business!

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A M A Z I N G * W I F E !!!
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Amen to that!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2001, 04:40 PM
 
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BP is such a nice finish. *I got one a few months ago, and it is unbelievable in person when you compare it to the photos. *Such great tone too. *Now if only I could get my hands on a 10th.......
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congrats on the BP! Awesome guitar!
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2001, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks All!

Now if I could only figure out that Satch "Harmonic Dive" Thingy....

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 11:30 PM
 
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Man sucks about the 7V!
Did you end up keeping it?

The 7V has a high pass filter aswell... it's just built in without push/pull.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2001, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Oh yeah, I kept it! *To this day (3 years later) it still has the DING, partly because the retailer refused to take it back (!?) and partly because I didn't trust the retailer at ALL after that point. *Its just such a great guitar that I can overlook a ding. *If it was a 10th anniversary or something I'd be driving the guitar to the source to have it fixed. *
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AC- easy, dude. Do apinch harmonic between the pickups with your left hand (if you're a righty) and grab the bar with your right. Yank away. It'll take a little practice to be able to find the harmonic node, but eventually it'll be second nature.

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