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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez NGD...with issues I'd like some help on...

Hi Guys,
Got one of the RG3XXVs from Sweetwater!...but there's a major issue, the neck doesn't seem to be aligned properly...you can see that the dots dont seem to line up with the strings as they usually do...and this has me worried. Everything seems to play fine though...intonation out of the box seems ok...but I'm really worried this might cause issues down the road. They're sold out so I can't exchange it...so I'd like your opinion on whether or not to keep this one.
Other than that...came with a bunch of dents :/ ...very playable but I didn't expect so many QC issues from Ibanez/Sweetwater. Everything looked fine on the pics they had on their site too which is why I'm so disappointed. Gotta say this baby looks and sounds pretty awesome though.

Hoping you guys can help me reach a verdict if this should be returned immediately or kept...
Thanks in advance!

The guitar...so pretty...


Neck alignment issue...
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Re: Ibanez NGD...with issues I'd like some help on...

No way any new guitar should have dents, period. That was be a second or B stock. As for the alignment, the pocket has to be corrected, it's a common problem with many guitars these days. It does look like Ibanez took care of the deep crowning scratches before they shipped them to Sweetwater as closeouts though. Maybe I should take the ones I have left over and have them fixed, so I don't have to do it ;/
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No way any new guitar should have dents, period. That was be a second or B stock. As for the alignment, the pocket has to be corrected, it's a common problem with many guitars these days. It does look like Ibanez took care of the deep crowning scratches before they shipped them to Sweetwater as closeouts though. Maybe I should take the ones I have left over and have them fixed, so I don't have to do it ;/
Thanks for your reply! There;s no "S" stamped on the back so it seems like it's not a second...obviously I'm not capable to fix such an issue but can this cause problems down the road for me? At the moment it seems to play ok but I haven't spent too much time with it.

Pretty pissed about the dents and such :/ There aren't really any scratches on the frets though, they feel as expected for a guitar in this price range.
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The neck is easy enough to fix, loosen the neck screws, adjust the neck so it's even, and tighten the screws. The dents are another thing though. If you got the guitar at that super cheap sale price maybe its not so much of a deal, and may be why they were so cheap.
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The neck is easy enough to fix, loosen the neck screws, adjust the neck so it's even, and tighten the screws. The dents are another thing though. If you got the guitar at that super cheap sale price maybe its not so much of a deal, and may be why they were so cheap.
Loosening the screws and moving the neck didn't work
The dents don't bother me that much, it's more that I'm worried that having a misaligned neck might cause me trouble in the future...
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Really? That's the normal issue. Send it back and get a refund then I guess.
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There were some of them I looked at that were badly aligned and I ran away.

It sucks. I should have went up to sweetwater and checked them all out.
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Oh did the neck move at all? It seems strange to me that it wasn't the issue. You loosened enough, and pulled the neck to the right?
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Oh did the neck move at all? It seems strange to me that it wasn't the issue. You loosened enough, and pulled the neck to the right?
Yeah...I even took off the neck to clean out all the crap that was stuck in the neck pocket too...it got a bit better afterwards but still having the same problem :/
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Re: Ibanez NGD...with issues I'd like some help on...

so is it just that the dots don't line up ? maybe the dot are off.??
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so is it just that the dots don't line up ? maybe the dot are off.??
Measured the dots and that doesn't really seem to be the case...
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Re: Ibanez NGD...with issues I'd like some help on...

Good looking guitar man, shame there is really no lateral adjustment with nut or bridge. If it plays well, sounds great, and your OCD can tolerate the dots being off, just play it and know you got a good deal! The string spacing to the fretboard edges looks about right to me in relation to every guitar I have owned, more distance on the bass side. At least you can't see the strings alignment with the dots when you play it.
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