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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez 540R Radius neck removal

Hi,

I've been offered a 540R, however the body is in a bad way so have been checking out the various 540 bodies on eBay. One thing that bothers me is the neck removal, without damaging the finish on the 4 neck retaining screws. Past experiences have tended to be with guitars that had the screws in VERY tight, and removal ended up marring the screw heads. Any tips on avoiding this?

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Chris
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez 540R Radius neck removal

If you are using the proper sized phillips head, that is not worn or damaged, then removing the screws should be pretty easy to do without damaging the screw heads. At least, that has been my experience.
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Re: Ibanez 540R Radius neck removal

Yep, just make sure you have the right screw driver/ driver head . It is supper easy.

You may want a T driver to get more leverage. If you are comfortable using a drill, that is usually how I unscrew my necks.
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