What the... - A UV case...not fitting a UV? - Jemsite
Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models For discussion of Ibanez JEM, Universe and JS (Satriani) guitars only.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 266
What the... - A UV case...not fitting a UV?

So I broke down and bought a UV1000C case for my UV777BK.

It shows up this evening, I get it out of the box, open it up, put my guitar in it and the weirdest thing happens:

....it doesn't fit.

The guitar fits in the gaps made for it....but it looks like the support for the neck sits to high. *When the lid to the case comes down it comes down directly onto the strings and neck before anything. *There's probably abut an inch and a half where the thing sits propped open by the neck.

Am I missing something here? *Have I gone insane? *Is the neck of my beloved UV777BK a bohemoth? *Did my wife spike the soup tonight as a little pre-birthday gift for me?

Thanks...
Skarekrough is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 07:16 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 1,115
What the...

Is it brand new? If so, the foam might need to be "broken in". *Leave it in the case for a few days and the foam will contour to the neck/guitar
Sevenstringer is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 08:17 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 207
What the...

My universe came in a uv1000c and i found that out too its like sevenstringer said it just needs to be broken in a lil also its good that its a tight fit it wont hurt the guitar any and it will keep the guitar from moving around
Dead Roman is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 266
What the...

eh...that's what it may be. *Kind of freaks me out. *I really have to give some serious pressure to close the case but once it's latched there isn't too much of a bulge on there. *It just really weirded me out closing the lid and not seeing it close
completely.

Is this a common thing? *Every other guitar case I've purchased has closed fine. *

Thanks...
Skarekrough is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 05:52 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Portugal
Posts: 114
What the...

In Portugal it is much cheaper to buy an SKB case than an Ibanez one. Do any of you have an SKB case with an UV? Which case do you have?

I have my VWH in a SKB-66 case ant it sits perfectly. But i'm thinking about buying an UV and it seems that it will not fit in there...
armdias is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 06:54 AM
 
Mark DY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Central New York
Posts: 562
What the...

It is pretty common. I think it's an attempt to custom fit the guitar for the case. I had the same thing happen to one I bought for my UV.

BTW - is it me or do those burgundy lined UV cases smell like lemon oil?
Mark DY is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 266
What the...

Quote:
Mark DY on 6:54 am on April 24, 2002
It is pretty common. I think it's an attempt to custom fit the guitar for the case. I had the same thing happen to one I bought for my UV.

BTW - is it me or do those burgundy lined UV cases smell like lemon oil?
Dunno...but I know my black cat immediately honed in on the case and proceeded to climb into it and shed all over it. *Cute cat....now it smells like lemon oil and cat fur....
Skarekrough is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 11:45 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Minneapolis MN
Posts: 1,056
What the...

I noticed this too. It seemed to be caused by a bulge in the padding inside the top lid of the case. Around where the body sits. So I ripped out the lids cloth and padding, took the bulge out and put a thinner piece of foam under the cloth. It really helped. Taking off the locking nut pads helps too.
CrossingStar is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 11:56 PM
Vendor
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 25,565
What the...

That buldge is what's there to keep your guitar tight and secure. Once it conforms to the guitar you have about 5 years before it's too loose and the axe is sliding around inside.
Rich is offline  
Reply

Tags
locking nut , locking nut pads , nut pads

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fitting a sustainer? MALAM Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 5 05-13-2008 06:48 AM
Fitting a Roland GK3 on a Jem padraig Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 2 11-24-2007 10:59 AM
Ibanez 540S: Best fitting Hard Shell Case rat All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 6 12-10-2006 07:47 AM
fitting a nut bloodandtears Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 4 07-17-2006 03:37 PM
JEM Cases (molded & shaped) - Help with fitting a JEM case Christopher Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 6 06-05-2001 03:22 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome