Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Melbourne, FL 32940
Re: NGD S1XXV Nuke Greeeeen!
Rich, when I asked you about the S1XXV you said you would have one in a month, so I looked elsewhere. The big box had them in stock and none of my local store had any.
I like to buy from small guys if I can.
Most times they don't sell what I want.
I have only bought three NEW guitars in the last 25 years, including this S1XXV.
"Straight Indo over Premium?"
I don't care where a guitar is made, it can suck, it just depends on how much the person cared that was working on it and how much experience they have.
"10 RG1's, 've seen 1 tine 1/2mm black dot on the back of one. If there's a batch out there that 2 of you have claimed to see, it's not the norm."
The RG1XXVs I saw had 20 - 30 little black dots all over the bodies.
"We already went through this, it was walnut grain. There are no "protruding" walnut strips and if you can prove to me there was I'll eat my hat"
Rich, I've done a lot of woodworking in my life and I know how this happened. The two woods dried more after the neck was built. The maple shrunk a little more than the Walnut. I have other Ibanez guitars with 5 piece necks that don't have this problem.
"Rejection rate on the S's, 16%, rejection rate on the RG's, 10%. And how much neck shim did yours need to get even playable action? The only one I did so far needed a MONSTER shim to get the action right with free trem range."
I added no shim. I adjusted the truss rod, bridge height, and the tension wheel in the back. The intonation was off only on the Low E string.
"The ZR is completely different than the EZ2 or any other knife edge trem, other than that the hardware on both is exactly the same."
I can tell a ZR from a EZ2, I own both and many other Ibanez trems. I was not saying the EZ2 was on this guitar, I was just talking about the color of the EZ.
I was hoping to buy from you, but you didn't have the guitar when I ask you.
With behavior like this, I don't know if I want to buy from you.
I'm just here on the Jemsite trying to have fun with other people that want to have fun with music too. You post really put a damper on my fun.