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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez Jem 7VWH setup issues

Hey,
I've recently bought an Ibanez Jem 7VWH. Since I'm a new entry in the electric guitar world, I would like to refer to some problems I've encountered so far.

Problem A:
When I play for ie 1-2 hours continuously I notice that the high (treble) E or/and the B and/or the G string are getting slightly detuned when i use pretty much the tremolo arm. I'm not sure if this is logical due to the double locking system. So, I had my guitar set up. The technician told me that the factor that caused this detuning problem is the high elasticity of the three tremolo springs. He suggested me to replace them with more stiffer onces. So I did. The detuning problem has been minimized to lower levels, though it still exists!!

Do you think that the tremolo angle causes the detuning problem? The technician corrected it but i'm not sure if it's 100% ok. Do you have any reference photos of the correct position of the tremolo angle?

Issue B
Which is the best string action in order to get the maximum playbility and sustain? ( are there any reference measurements?)

Which is the best pickup height in order to get the highest outpout as well as the best sustain?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 03:36 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez Jem 7VWH setup issues

Problem A: What model year is your VWH?? The proper trem angle depends on which Edge trem you have. Also, what gauge strings are you using?? If they are 009's then you shouldn't have had to mess with the springs unless they are way old.

Give us some pics and we'll get ya fixed up


Lastly, NO guitar stays in constant perfect pitch forever and ever!! Steel stretches and the high E, B and G are usually the first to go

IF you bought it new, leave the pups at factory level. If you bought it new, I'd recomend leaving the pups at factory setting. One of the biggest mistakes people make is raising the pups up to right under the strings They don't need to be that close

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Re: Ibanez Jem 7VWH setup issues

There might be an instability there due to incorrect trem posts, in case you have Edge Pro.
Have you "stretched" your strings properly? Are they new?

Post pictures, please.
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Re: Ibanez Jem 7VWH setup issues

It's a 2008 model, the temolo is the low pro edge tremolo, and i'm using 009-0042. The problem is that i can't leave the setup at factory settings since I've already had my guitar setup by a "technician".... That's why i'am asking for some reference measurements..
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Re: Ibanez Jem 7VWH setup issues

It's a 2008 model, the temolo is the low pro edge tremolo, and i'm using 009-0042. The problem is that i can't leave the setup at factory settings since I've already had my guitar setup by a "technician".... That's why i'am asking for some reference measurements..
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I'll post some pics ASAP
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