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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez S2540

Hi, new to the forums here, but have been browsing them for a few days.

Anyways, I found an Ibanez S2540 near me that's listed for $450 because it has a small stain on it (which is nothing), needs a bit of wiring work (which is also nothing), and needs a setup done to it (which I've never done, but know plenty of techs that would do it for me). I was wondering what you guys thought of this guitar. I hear it's really amazing, but how does it compare to say an Ibanez 1570 or 2570? The reason I ask is that I've also seen those two listed near me for around $450-$500 but someone else got them before me.

How are the QM pickups? Is this S2540 really a rare guitar? How is the lo-pro edge tremolo? I've only played on Edge zero and edge pro's as well as some cheap licensed floyd roses. Also is the neck 3 piece maple or 1 piece? I'm reading different things from different sites.

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Re: Ibanez S2540

I owned one when they came out in 1998.A very high quality instrument.Its somewhat rare these days even though I bought another one last summer.450 is a great deal.I paid 800 used, 1400 new.The lo pro is an excellent trem.The qm pickups are kind of bland sounding to my ear.The neck is 3 piece maple, body mahogony with a quilted sapelle top.1998 was the debut of the prestige line and the build quality, fret finishing and materials were top notch.A much better quality guitar than what they term prestige these days -imho.The other difference is because its an older s series its only 22 frets.I would get that guitar before someone else does.
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Re: Ibanez S2540

Ditto -- I also have one. I had four S540's at one point, but sold all but one to keep the 2540. Normally they'd sell for about $650-$800, so that's a screaming deal on that guitar. Also, give the QM's a chance -- they definitely have a unique voice that is different from the usual Iby pickups, but I rather like them.
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Re: Ibanez S2540

Thanks for the replies guys. The only reason I'm skeptical about this is she says it needs a setup, it's missing the volume knob, which I can replace but it won't be the same color, missing the tremolo bar, missing the back covers for the knobs/switch and the tremolo. I'm just worried that it hasn't been well taken care of to be honest. It probably also needs an intonation and frets recrowned. And I don't even know where to buy an Edge Lo Pro intonation tool these days.

I just think it could end up being very expensive and time consuming to fix.
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Re: Ibanez S2540

Ok so I did end up buying it. I'm working on setting it up and I'm getting some string buzz just about everywhere on the lower strings, open and fretted. So I figure I need to give the neck a bit of relief, but I don't have any of the thin wall hexagonal truss rod wrenches that I'd need, so I don't know what size it takes. If anyone could tell me which size I need, that'd save me from ordering a couple different ones, I'd appreciate it.
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Re: Ibanez S2540

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Ok so I did end up buying it. I'm working on setting it up and I'm getting some string buzz just about everywhere on the lower strings, open and fretted. So I figure I need to give the neck a bit of relief, but I don't have any of the thin wall hexagonal truss rod wrenches that I'd need, so I don't know what size it takes. If anyone could tell me which size I need, that'd save me from ordering a couple different ones, I'd appreciate it.
Hey, 7mm is what you need. Enjoy the guitar, I have one from new and absolutely LOVE it, super low action and some new PUPs recently.
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