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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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Re: Replaceable Knife Edges, why?

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Hmm zero ethics and no conscience..... were you the one who who stole my resume??

Lol try living here, there's one Ibanez dealer in this city about 10 minutes from my home, they know bugger all about the guitars and just want to sell Gios to kids. Parts are a joke, I can get the bars and brushes, but they only stock generic wanky switches and pots. They don't stock the trems, know bugger all about them, nor do they stock the locking nuts AND not one bastard in this whole country sells Dimarzio. There's a deluge of EMG and Seymore Duncan, but asking for a Dimarzio set is like asking permission to make love to their grandmother, usual response is surprise followed by "why don't you go for a nice Duncan?". Sorry rant over, on the other hand breads we have lots of mainly thanks to the Polish and Jewish bakeries. But neither bakeries know anything about Ibbys.

You also have a national treasure in the form or Rich there who you can order guitars and parts from. If I order from Rich I may as well bend over and ask the delivery guy to insert the guitar to limber up for the rapeage I'm going to feel when I see the import duty and VAT bill from my useless government. Erm.. sorry rant and digression over.
If I want bushings I'll have to order from Rich. I asked about them and they gave me this dumbfounded look, "Oh, you mean the sleeves for the bar? Nope, don't have em."
We're planning on getting to Jersey late August, I wonder how Rich would feel if I dropped by his place to buy a few things.
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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Re: Replaceable Knife Edges, why?

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Go ahead and see how much a carbon fiber handled bar will cost you to have made

The bar is actually $125
If you're willing to use lower grades of carbon fiber, rather than expensive, pre-preg autoclave vacuum formed stuff, you can certainly build your own for much less. There's plenty of hobbyist carbon fiber out there. Bike frames and the like.
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post #33 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Replaceable Knife Edges, why?

Well for those of you who don't use the bar a ton, the bar would probably seem like a waste of money. I use the bar a lot, so it would probably make quite a difference for me. It's not at all a stupid product, I would live to have one. It's just a high price, but haven't we gotten used to ibanez and their high prices?
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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Re: Replaceable Knife Edges, why?

I'd buy some for my two 80's RGs if someone had them.
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post #35 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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Re: Replaceable Knife Edges, why?

I remember that Australian guy that had the knives Rich mentioned. (Spiro?) I contacted him myself & got no response. I bought 2 sets from Rich, that I still have. I have only ever taken out one knife edge, the straight one, and it was really difficult. I took a sliver or two of the trem body out with it. Not fun. I epoxied the knife back in place but the trem was not the same after that.
I must agree, these were never meant as a replacement part. Least of all by the consumer. Possibly, maybe a factory or tech procedure.
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