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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2016, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Current quality of Ibanez metal parts, like saddles...

This is from an RG, built 2011. Barely used, setting it up and come across this kind of metal poverty. Even if the previous owner would've overtightened the nut saddles... this should'nt be happening, right? I never seen this on 80-90ies ibanez's. The cosmo black looks like a "painted finish" in stead of anodized.

Any comments or experience on this ?

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Re: Current quality of Ibanez metal parts, like saddles...

Never seen it happen, although I only got models from the 80's so I can't really compare.

If the screws are overtightened, the result will worst case be stripped threads, best case worn pressure pads. This could be a result of some clever engineering, or just accidental. At least it's a lot easier to get new pressure pads than to get a new locking nut.

If you notice it getting worse, then check it out.
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Re: Current quality of Ibanez metal parts, like saddles...

Yeah, should'nt happen like this. Look at the middle one, Looks like rimpled paint.

Anyone else noticed this ?
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Re: Current quality of Ibanez metal parts, like saddles...

The locking nuts on my 2008 and 2011 prestige models have looked like that for ages now, the pitting (on mine at least) doesn't stop the pad from gripping the string properly so I don't see it as a major problem.
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Re: Current quality of Ibanez metal parts, like saddles...

I think all my pads look like this. As long as they're preventing the strings from slipping, I really wouldn't worry about it.
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