Re: Ibanez SV5470 - need advice
Wow, sounds a lot like my roommate's problems with his SV (Rich: he briefly corresponded with you about it after getting it from you). We've done just about everything we could (we've worked on all our other guitars, including mine and other Jems ourselves with no problem), and he finally took it in to the local respectable tech. He struggled with it for a few weeks and his verdict was that it needs a fretjob/leveling on the lower frets where it has incurable buzz on the bottom two strings.
I'm pretty sure it was playing flawlessly when it left Rich, but ever since it's been here in the CA bay area, it's been an unusable guitar. My roommate's since bought an American Standard Strat and loves it. He still really wants the SV to play well, but it just .. doesn't seem to want to. I'm pretty disappointed, since I was the one who told him about the guitar (and, for that matter, Rich :P). Since Rich is above reproach in this equation, my disappointment mainly lies with Ibanez.