Jemsite - Reply to Topic
Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models For discussion of Ibanez JEM, Universe and JS (Satriani) guitars only.

Thread: Why doesn't my '91 UV7BK have a string retainer bar? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
01-05-2019 12:10 PM
Why doesn't my '91 UV7BK have a string retainer bar?

Hello all,

New here so consider this an introduction. ^_^ I mostly play death metal and am in a band called Catatomic.

I bought my UV7BK with the green dots in 1994 as new. I got a nice discount because it had been sitting for a long time and the shop misplaced the case/candy. Later on I would be able to date it as a 1991 so yeah it had been sitting a while I guess!

Anyway, just joined and started looking at other pictures of the Universe from this period and noticed they all have this bar across the headstock for string retention. Mine never did and there are no extra holes or anything on the headstock. I assume these screw directly into the wood?

Was there a period where Ibanez didn't put these on this model, or did they just forget to put it on mine? I've never really had problems with staying in tune so I'm not going to install one but of course I'm curious...

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome