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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez design improvements

First of all, i love my ibanez guitars! But, design improvements i would ask for are;

Stronger neck to body joint - i have had problems with tuning stability due to the neck of my 2005 RG1520 moving in the neck pocket - i have solved the problem with shims since but i think the neck should extend under the neck pickup into a deeper pocket perhaps to prevent side to side movement. The neck pocket isn't perfectly carved out either, so manufacturing tolerances should be improved in this area.

The piezo elements in the edge pro bridge saddles that are part of the Roland GK pickup in the RG1520 are made of too soft a metal. The strings wore significant grooves into the saddles within two weeks of playing which led to the strings being pinched in the grooves and throwing the tuning out every time the whammy bar was used. I solved the problem by using 'saddle singer' inserts but think this definately needs to be sorted on any future guitars ibanez produces that are fitted with Roland GK synth pickups.

I would like to see locking studs fitted to future Japanese built Ibanez guitars with floating vibrato systems.

Thanks very much
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I would like to see locking studs fitted to future Japanese built Ibanez guitars with floating vibrato systems.
Thanks very much
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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We all want locking studs .

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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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You're saying DESIGN improvements, yeah? I want a more drastic lower horn cutaway, and less extension on the horn as well (lower, that is). Possibly a little scoop-out on the horn on the body side to keep the wrist from bumping in (Yeah yeah, whatever, the Cooley-cutaway).
I stand FIRM on the first one.
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You're saying DESIGN improvements, yeah? I want a more drastic lower horn cutaway, and less extension on the horn as well.
you're talking about the RG? then FORGET IT and get a Talman! an RG with a less extended lower horn... HAHAHA!




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Possibly a little scoop-out on the horn on the body side to keep the wrist from bumping in (Yeah yeah, whatever, the Cooley-cutaway)
that cutaway scoop was done in some Petrucci's custom Ibanezs already. hopefully they won't ever do it.
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 08:39 AM
 
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i think making the bottom cutaway thinner (thinner as in the depth of the wood) would solve that and not change the guitar aesthetically, unless that was what you meant by a scoop!

and nuno why do you hope the wont ever do that?
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cooley cutaway behind the lower horn is a great improvement!
i'll gonna do it on my next custom guitar!
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I know this off topic (a bit) but I'm gonna mention it again. A improvement could be to offer more lefties and do yearly variations of those (both high-end and low-end guitars) .

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I know this off topic (a bit) but I'm gonna mention it again. A improvement could be to offer more lefties and do yearly variations of those (both high-end and low-end guitars) .

Regards

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+1!!

And again, I have to admit - for all of the fussy arguments Ibanez has made that lefties are "expensive to produce" on a broad range, somehow Carvin USA guitars manage to feature that option with ZERO charge and can be had for right around the Prestige price range?

I'm right handed but I definitely feel it for the lefties out there.
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+1!!

And again, I have to admit - for all of the fussy arguments Ibanez has made that lefties are "expensive to produce" on a broad range, somehow Carvin USA guitars manage to feature that option with ZERO charge and can be had for right around the Prestige price range?

I'm right handed but I definitely feel it for the lefties out there.
Carvin guitars are available direct only and are made to order. This means they make only as many lefty guitars as they sell. Ibanez, on the other hand, makes a crap load of guitars and sends them to dealers (essentially). This means they run a risk of making too many lefty guitars and could lose money.
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I'm right handed but I definitely feel it for the lefties out there.


+2. I'm also a righty but I feel sad for the lefties. I think something like 1 in 18 people are left handed. Is that correct?

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Carvin guitars are available direct only and are made to order. This means they make only as many lefty guitars as they sell. Ibanez, on the other hand, makes a crap load of guitars and sends them to dealers (essentially). This means they run a risk of making too many lefty guitars and could lose money.
As I suggested on the Ibanez forum, make lefties to order.
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As I suggested on the Ibanez forum, make lefties to order.
Oh I'd agree with that. I just thought it was unfair for Drow to compare carvin to ibanez like that.
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+2. I'm also a righty but I feel sad for the lefties. I think something like 1 in 18 people are left handed. Is that correct?



As I suggested on the Ibanez forum, make lefties to order.
Thank you!!!

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[QUOTE=nuno;623492]you're talking about the RG? then FORGET IT and get a Talman! an RG with a less extended lower horn... HAHAHA!


"i think i'll have fry's 'lower horn' jerked."


"wooooo. its used to it. wooooooooooo"
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you're talking about the RG? then FORGET IT and get a Talman! an RG with a less extended lower horn... HAHAHA!


that cutaway scoop was done in some Petrucci's custom Ibanezs already. hopefully they won't ever do it.
What's up with your bloody condescending tone?
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