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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Need suggestions for parts for my UV7BK'97

Hi there,

Due to intense live and studio use, I need to replace some parts on my UV7BK'97 :
- volume pot
- 5-way selector
- input jack

What brand/distributor of parts would you recommend ?
I know you want to answer "original brand Ibanez parts", but I'm very disappointed with those parts, since they are not much prone to aging (as opposed to parts on old Gibsons for instance). So I would to get parts that I'm sure will be solid, resistant to dust/rust, and will last.

I also want to mention that on my JEM90HAM I have no problem with the electronics. Does this means that the factory parts on a UV7BK'97 are not as good as on a JEM90HAM, however both are signature models ?

Thanks for your help,

Nicolas.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 01:24 AM
 
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Re: Need suggestions for parts for my UV7BK'97

Volume pot, go for a 500K or 1Meg pot from CTS.
Input Jack - replace it with a barrel jack from Switchcraft.

As for your 5-way switch, this may sound strange, but after goofing off on an ungodly amount of switches, I've found that the most reliable switches are the 5-way CRL switches found on US Strats. (My reason for loving CRL switches is the loads of standard wiring diagrams available and also because I love modding the $#!T out of these thing).

I'm not a fan of the stock Ibanez parts on my guitars(my UV, and J-Customs included) and usually gut the switches and stuff out when I can.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 01:57 AM
 
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Re: Need suggestions for parts for my UV7BK'97

BTW - I'm pretty sure the Dimarzio branded products are rebranded parts which match Budd's description perfectly. I totally agree with both of you in terms of Ibe stock parts - their electronics are pretty second rate, especially considering the number of 50 year old Strats out there with the original pots(CTS), switches(Switchcraft again I think) and jacks(Switchcraft) still functioning according to plan!
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Re: Need suggestions for parts for my UV7BK'97

Yeah.. I keep forgetting that the Dimarzio parts are all just repackaged, rebranded parts. (probably because they're too expensive for me to buy when I can get the the same thing elsewhere for less.)
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need suggestions for parts for my UV7BK'97

Thanks all for the information ... I'm gonna go for Switchcraft/CTS parts then.
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