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12-15-2011 05:41 PM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

Awesome... will keep everyone posted via pics.
12-15-2011 04:27 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

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Originally Posted by gauchosilvertone View Post
I'll check some other resources as well, but how should I do this? Just use the little applicator to put the tiniest bit in the crack? If there is excess, I guess I dry it immediately? And if there's some that dries, do I use super-fine sandpaper and sand it off? Obviously being careful not to affect the neck....

Input appreciated.
yup, that would be the process. if you have any try to drip around the outside of the neck wipe it up immediately, otherwise flood the crack as much as possible. It will dry FAST, you can sand any extra smooth with 320-400 grit and be back in business. Be sure to take plenty of pics along the way, I'm sure other members would greatly appreciate it.
12-15-2011 01:17 PM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

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Good for you man!! I know you'll feel better in the end......it's such and easy and inexpensive thing to do.
I'll check some other resources as well, but how should I do this? Just use the little applicator to put the tiniest bit in the crack? If there is excess, I guess I dry it immediately? And if there's some that dries, do I use super-fine sandpaper and sand it off? Obviously being careful not to affect the neck....

Input appreciated.
12-15-2011 01:10 PM
Hikey Mikey
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

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Originally Posted by gauchosilvertone View Post
Thanks for the reassurance, Mike. The thread is here (the other link you gave is to another fellow's thread)

. . .
Whoops, sorry. Edited. Good luck with the repair.
Again, great guitar.

Peace

Mike
12-15-2011 12:28 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

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Awesome... adding up my StewMac cart now.

Thanks for the tip, RGT. I would feel better just doing something to address it, and the moisture thing is a good point. I can't bear to think of ever having to find a replacement for this wonderful neck.

Gaucho
Good for you man!! I know you'll feel better in the end......it's such and easy and inexpensive thing to do.
12-15-2011 08:40 AM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

Awesome... adding up my StewMac cart now.

Thanks for the tip, RGT. I would feel better just doing something to address it, and the moisture thing is a good point. I can't bear to think of ever having to find a replacement for this wonderful neck.

Gaucho
12-15-2011 02:26 AM
RGTFanatic
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

I just had a good look at the pics too. I might be tempted to put a little super thin (wicking) CA (superglue) on the cracks for a little insurance.......no need for clamping or other tools. The long crack looks more like an impact split than an overtightened nut......because there's no way of telling how deep the split might be, the CA could make a big difference in the necks longevity. As a bonus, it will also seal out any airborne moisture that could cause swelling inside the wood. The "n" shaped crack has me guessing as to how it got there, but regardless, the CA will bind it together and seal it up.

#7001 does a good job at a decent price:
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Glues,_a...uper_Glue.html
12-14-2011 09:29 PM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

Thanks for the reassurance, Mike. The thread is here (the other link you gave is to another fellow's thread)


http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ng...ic-117015.html) :
12-14-2011 07:32 PM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

On the topic of the crack, yes it is very thin- running my thumbnail across the back of the neck, I can just barely feel it. Same is true of the little "n" shaped crack to the left of the longer crack. I don't think I could fit even the smallest needle into it at all (not that I'm trying).
12-14-2011 07:29 PM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

Thanks Mike! Glad for the reassurance on the crack so I don't have to be walking on eggshells with this guitar.

The link above is to another guitar's page- my pics are in this thread:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ng...ic-117015.html

Thanks again. Any other opinions?

-Gaucho
12-14-2011 02:29 PM
Hikey Mikey
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

So I just saw the photos in your NGD thread . . . here:

[Ooops! edited . . . Mike]

and I would just leave that crack alone. It appears to be very thin . . . I'd just monitor it for any worsening and just rock out. Congratulations!

Peace

Mike
12-13-2011 12:45 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

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Congratulations! Greetings from Raleigh . . .

Why not try fixing that crack yourself? Get some Titebond (or Elmer's, or any quality wood glue, fill the crack (really thin cracks you will need a narrow gauge nozzle/ a needle).
Clamp it from both up-down and side-side and wipe off the excess glue.

This type of guitar is a great candidate for doing something like this and you can't really make it worse (unless you use an unpadded metal clamp with gorilla pressure, or some other failure of common sense).

Peace

Mike
I agree, you should be able to do this yourself pretty easily. I would do it a bit differently, but you can surely do the job yourself.

Like Mike said...just use some common sense!!
12-13-2011 11:55 AM
Hikey Mikey
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

Congratulations! Greetings from Raleigh . . .

Why not try fixing that crack yourself? Get some Titebond (or Elmer's, or any quality wood glue, fill the crack (really thin cracks you will need a narrow gauge nozzle/ a needle).
Clamp it from both up-down and side-side and wipe off the excess glue.

This type of guitar is a great candidate for doing something like this and you can't really make it worse (unless you use an unpadded metal clamp with gorilla pressure, or some other failure of common sense).

Peace

Mike
12-12-2011 10:57 PM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

Done deal- I'm now the proud owner of a 1990 RG550 in Coral Mist Metallic... and somewhat sad non-owner of a 97 520QS.

The 550 has stock pickups, which I was actually happy about because I wanted to know what the much-maligned V6, S1 & V7 sounded like. I understand now that they're not fantastic, but I was pleasantly surprised at how not bad they are.

Disappointed somewhat with the shape the guitar is in cosmetically, but I'll love it just the same. Just paranoid about the neck crack, but I think it's stable. May be fixing that.

So now just to tweak the setup, figure out what I want it to sound like, and possibly choose new pickups to suit.

Will post pics soon...

Gaucho
12-11-2011 01:01 AM
gauchosilvertone
Re: Help with two Ibanez- ID & quality?

Should be doing the swap Monday... keep y'all posted.

-Gaucho
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