A month ago I had problems with my brand new Ibanez RG2550Z 2009 build,
The nut started to deform.
I posted some Threads here and at ibanez forums and then I was asked to remove all the info from my Bulgarian distributor. Ibanez them self asked that.
They sent me 4 locking pads and for them the problem where solved.
Then I bought an old locking nut from 2005 and this nut is solid as rock. No a single sign of deformation or wearing.
Now one of the threading on the base plate of the EDGE Zero tremolo, where is the locking saddle screw
of the 3th string is screwed down, broke down and come down when I unscrewed the screw to make a little fix to intonation.
there are 2 holes where to screw and lock the saddle now the upper one is gone.
If I had the chance I would go and return this "cheap" instrument but I don't
Here in Bulgaria you can't return a purchase and there is no such policy
My teacher's salary is around the total price of the all hardware on that Ibanez guitar..
I'm not here to complain.
I'm here just to express my indignation.
I bought it and now I have to live with it.
Sadly I sold my old 1991 Ibanez with the hope for better. New guitar with Prestige word on it.
Now I'm not sure how long the whole tremolo will withstand through the time.
I even can't sell this guitar. Who will buy it...
And lastly, your new 2010-1 prestige or j custom ibanez maybe is made from better improved materials, who knows. Mine is not!
The Bulgarian distributor had only 2 / TWO/ 2550z in storage. One black and one white. I took the white made in 2009.