Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
very strange issue
a while back i posted a thread in the tech section asking for help on an issue on my RG2550Z. certain frets would just sustain for half as long and turn into pinch harmonics whenever you played them.
i took the whole frieking guitar apart (literally 80% of the parts on the guitar were taken off/examined) and even tried talking to an ibanez rep. the guys at the store i bought it at had no clue either.
took it to a luthier today, really smart guy who's studied all sorts of things from sound, to woodworking and everything in between. he came to the conclusion that it was just the pieces of wood the guitar was made of and how the frequency of the trouble notes interacted with the resonance of the wood and how they phased each other out.
so, long story short, there's a very good chance i'll get to hand the guitar in back to the shop i got it from (contacts make the difference in this industry...).
not sure weather i'll get most of the money back or weather it would be a direct swap. it could be...i might even look at a different guitar. i've decided in the long run, an EP would probably better than an EZ despite my love for the EZ. and just to make sure the problem is not trem related.
i can't express how satisfying it is though to have found out it's not just me nitpicking. i can now sleep again.
so anyway, that's my story. i wonder if anyone else has seen this problem before? apparently 99% of players wouldn't even hear the problem, but the thing is, now that i hear it, i can't get rid of it!