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Old 05-11-2017, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

and what is the main purpose of it? I suppose it allows you go more crazy with the whammy bar. Why is not available to the public? How come you cannot even find it on Ebay. It already comes included with the new 30th Anniversary Jem.

Can you install this on a new Jem or an RG655?
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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Re: Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

I have two of them sitting around and could sell you one if you're interested. $400 shipped. Can provide pics if you're interested.
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I have two of them sitting around and could sell you one if you're interested. $400 shipped. Can provide pics if you're interested.
I don't even have a Jem or RG655 yet lol but I'm trying to find out what are the benefits, where can I get it and how much it usually costs. Would you have do any modification to the body to make it fit?
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Re: Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

It requires two screws to attach it to the body, which means drilling two small holes.



The bigger trick is that the springs may not clear the unit without a longer sustain block. I haven't received my 30th Anniversary Jem yet so I can't tell you how they do it on that guitar.
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Re: Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

They're recessed in the 777's. They're also not Ibanez branded.
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They're recessed in the 777's. They're also not Ibanez branded.
That's what I figured. I assumed Gotoh didn't make another batch of of S sustain blocks.
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Re: Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT...

They made more Backstops? Are they available by themselves?
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Re: Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

There was a guy 6 months ago in Indo selling them on ebay for $60, thinking back they were probably overruns from the production of this batch.
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Re: Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

I have one, original and never used. Let me know if interested and Iíll send pics and info.
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Re: Why is it impossible to buy an Ibanez Backstop?

I have owned two backstop guitars, and S540HH and R540. I still have the R. I personally don't think the backstop is that great. You don't get any boing out of the tremolo. Not selling mine though...
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