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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Whats with Ibanez?!?!!??!

I bought a brand new RGA121 for 900USD. I played it for a few days and I had trouble lowering the action. Then I noticed that each fret was a COMPELTELY different height!!!!!!!!!! The neck was also warped and toggle was wired out of phase! The pickups suck too. V7 and V8 those are the worst pups ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im not trying to bring down Ibanez! I love them! I just dont get how a brand new guitar thats never been touched could have that many problems!
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Re: Whats with Ibanez?!?!!??!

Hmmm. Guess that's why you should have bought from Rich at Ibanezrules.

Sounds like you got a lemon. I bought one recently from an online site and had zero issues. It's awesome. Wasn't set up too well but had not flaws like you mention. Take it back and get a replacement and it should be fine.

I have no problem with the sound of the pickups either. Maybe it's your technique.
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I haven't problems with V7 and V8 too! I like their sound!
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Haven't had any problem with ibanez before including the gio's that's swarming in asia region, they all play nice and friendly, hell even the jem 333 plays good too
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I'd hate to be the above guy when logging in, lol
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Sorry not mi2tom, RG1550GXWB-WM Ltd Edition BBQ WTF 2K6.
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I got what you mean, he probably click on the automatically log in each time so he doesn't have to type like mad

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-05-2006, 09:25 PM
 
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I cant stand the V7's and V8's either, they sound too muddy for my liking.
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Never had this problem before with Ibanez guitars. Maybe you just got one bad apple. Change the damned guitar man...
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I cant stand the V7's and V8's either, they sound too muddy for my liking.
They sound trebly too
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I bought a brand new RGA121 for 900USD. I played it for a few days and I had trouble lowering the action.
How much do you know about setting up guitars? I've never taken home any new guitar (unless it was custom built for me) without it going to a tech first for a complete set-up. That's why I bought my PGM301 from Rich @ Ibanez Rules!
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Then I noticed that each fret was a COMPELTELY different height!!!!!!!!!!
Please provide more details. How did you make this assessment? How much of a difference is there in millimeters?
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The neck was also warped
Are you saying the neck has bow or backbow? Please define what you mean by "warped".
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and toggle was wired out of phase!
Which positions are you referring to that sound "out of phase"? Did you read the manual about how the pickup selector works?
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The pickups suck too. V7 and V8 those are the worst pups ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There can't be anything wroing with the pickups. You just don't like how they sound. You either should have tried the guitar before you bought it or been prepared to replace the pickups immediately.
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Im not trying to bring down Ibanez! I love them! I just dont get how a brand new guitar thats never been touched could have that many problems!
It's a production line guitar. It's the luck of the draw.
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Re: Whats with Ibanez?!?!!??!

If it's as bad as you say, why did you buy it? If you know how to do a proper setup, you should know how to identify such flaws...

But aside from that, are you sure it's an Ibanez and not a Gibson that looks like an Ibanez?
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But aside from that, are you sure it's an Ibanez and not a Gibson that looks like an Ibanez?
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Re: Whats with Ibanez?!?!!??!

Where'd ya get it from? China?

Are you sure it's acutally brand new? Are you sure it's genuine? Doesn't sound like what Ibanez usually make.


And Gibson that looks like an Ibanez? you what?
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Hmmm. Guess that's why you should have bought from Rich at Ibanezrules.
Yep - occasionally newbies from the Ibanez factory can lack in quality control. (including Jems) Play her first if you can!!

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But aside from that, are you sure it's an Ibanez and not a Gibson that looks like an Ibanez?
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