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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking New to Ibanez, just bought my first one

What a fantastic guitar. I have three American Stratocasters, a Gibson, a couple of PRSs and a Telecaster. This is a 2011 S970 that I bought used a few weeks ago. It was really in great shape. The only adjustment I had to do was raise the action on the high e side as the e string was fretting out when bending at the 10th fret.

I have a couple of questions that my research hasn't been able to answer.

1) Are the frets stainless steel?
2) What the heck is the stud lock for? All I know is that it's a second bolt inside the action adjustment bolt.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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Re: New to Ibanez, just bought my first one

Stud lock screw stops the trem pivot bolt from wobbling in its threads, this makes the trem more stable.

What's an S970?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New to Ibanez, just bought my first one

Thanks Sepul. The S970 is an S series guitar from the Premium factory in Indonesia. It has a Mahogany body with a walnut top and uses the ZR-2 bridge with the ZPS3 stabilizer.

So, when I raised the action, I should have lowered the stud lock until it contacted the base of the trem block again?
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Re: New to Ibanez, just bought my first one

In a word, yes.

Don't know anything about Indonesian stuff but it sure is 'andsome! That a JB in the bridge position?
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Re: New to Ibanez, just bought my first one

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In a word, yes.

Don't know anything about Indonesian stuff but it sure is 'andsome! That a JB in the bridge position?
Thanks and good eye! It is a JB. The previous owner replaced the stock pickup and also added HipShot locking tuners.
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Re: New to Ibanez, just bought my first one

The locking tuners seem strangely redundant with a locking trem, I guess some people just like throwing money at stuff, I'd put 'em on a guitar without a locking nut, something like a Strat perhaps?
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Re: New to Ibanez, just bought my first one

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The locking tuners seem strangely redundant with a locking trem, I guess some people just like throwing money at stuff, I'd put 'em on a guitar without a locking nut, something like a Strat perhaps?
Yeah, I put them on all my Strats and the tele. The locking tuners just make string changes a tiny bit faster. It's not for tuning stability for sure.
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