Quality control - Built by a craftsman or monkey?
I've just read a post from someone commenting on Jem\Ibanez quality control. I am curious to know if there's anyone that has paid for a Jem\Universe only to find that the quality is not what one expects?
About 12 years ago, my friend ordered a GMC. When it had arrived it was chipped - fair enough, that could've happened in dozen different ways.
I have a BSB which has been misbehaving by not allowing me to tune it after I removed all the strings - would only get near pitch when the floating angle had tried to fly. After several strings and tantrums I decide to take it to a chap for repairs. The missus picks it up for me and a note is included saying "Fitted a kick allowing the trem to float".
The trem is sitting perfect now but I don't understand why a kick needed to be installed to get the trem to float - it used to float before I removed all the strings. Is this a design flaw? Should kicks be installed as standard? Am I waffling bollocks?