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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Ibanez Blazer BL500 Reissue

So I picked up this candy red metallic BL500 off yahoo Japan auctions for 15000 yen (will add pics later, kinda busy).

So I'm trying to find information on how to properly set up the bridge as it's a pretty unique bridge in the history of Ibanez bridges. Anyone know of a site where I can look this up? I can't seem to find anything as the blazers don't seem to be a very popular model for ibanez.

As for the guitar itself, it was basically a throw away that some recycle shop (I know, Japanese English) picked up and saw they could make a few yen for it. It's in near perfect condition with just a couple dings on the back and the lacquer on the neck chipped in a couple places (doesn't effect playability at all). I got this thing for a steal and it plays wonderfully, and sounds amazing.
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Re: NGD: Ibanez Blazer BL500 Reissue

Here are some pics of my BL500









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Re: NGD: Ibanez Blazer BL500 Reissue

Nice find!

I'm not sure what issues you're having with finding information on setting up the bridge. It looks like a pretty basic two-point strat-style bridge. Apply the same logic you would with any other bridge in this configuration.
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Re: NGD: Ibanez Blazer BL500 Reissue

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Nice find!

I'm not sure what issues you're having with finding information on setting up the bridge. It looks like a pretty basic two-point strat-style bridge. Apply the same logic you would with any other bridge in this configuration.
I got it all taken care of now. It's floating a bit now and man those stock pups are awesome. Why were these pups only used on the blazers?
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Re: NGD: Ibanez Blazer BL500 Reissue

Just a little update:

I've been playing this off and on and it's an AMAZING guitar. This thing holds tuning better than my old Roadcore. Still needs an some electronics work but it's absolutely great.
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