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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez S540 FMTT

Hey, all. I just bought a used Ibanez S540FMTT. The serial number is F605978. The wiedr thing is that there is no CE mark on the back of the headstock that most Ibanez's have. Thoughts? Just want to make sure I didn't buy a knockoff. Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 05:54 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez S540 FMTT

If I'm not mistaken, they start using CE mark from 99/00
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez S540 FMTT

I thought they started using the CE mark in 1996?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez S540 FMTT

I have a '97 S540FMTT, and it has the CE mark immediately before the serial number. I did a little google image search, and I found a couple other '96s that also didn't have the CE mark. I wouldn't worry too much about it--I don't think anyone's really out there trying to counterfeit those models. It's mostly just the high end JEMs and signature models, I think.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez S540 FMTT

Thanks, jem7vwh. You never can be too sure nowadays. You have set my mind at ease though. It is such a sweet guitar. I only got worried because I have several other Ibanez models that have the CE stamp.

On a side note, do you still have the stock pickups in your 540? I was thinking about putting in a Duncan Screamin Demon.
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Re: Ibanez S540 FMTT

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Thanks, jem7vwh. You never can be too sure nowadays. You have set my mind at ease though. It is such a sweet guitar. I only got worried because I have several other Ibanez models that have the CE stamp.

On a side note, do you still have the stock pickups in your 540? I was thinking about putting in a Duncan Screamin Demon.
No, I don't. My S has a bit of a weird setup right now....as you can see in the pic, the pickups don't match. The first owner installed GFS Crunchy Rails at the neck and bridge, GFS Lil Killer in the middle. The second owner, a fellow Jemsiter named Micah, replaced the bridge with a DiMarzio Crunch Lab. They actually sound good together, but I hate the creme pickup bobbins, so I'm planning to toss them and replace them with a DiMarzio Liquifire at neck and the stock Ibanez single coil.

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