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12-06-2003 05:05 AM
IbanezNorthwest
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Originally Posted by jerrye
Rich i would love you to set up all my guiatrs, but until i can afford to receive them back and pay the duty and vat on what is already mind (f*&@!ing UK Customs just don't understand what 'repair' means) hence having to pay when i recieve a body back from Darren (ATD)......

thanks again Rich, allways a pleasure
Off topic I know but....
Jerry,
If you keep the reciept/docket and ask Darren to use the same courrier, you can claim the the customs back on all but the "repair/refinish etc." OR Some courriers will let you pay a "round trip" for your parcel if you have an account.
12-05-2003 06:58 AM
zerolight
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Originally Posted by hanban
i'd get the 02. no reason to buy 03 and start fixing stuff in it. even if the fix costs 3 bucks.

the lo-pro edge has been used by countless guitarists for years and years in the most extreme abuse and kept the guitar in tune
ibanez made this new bridge and messed it up.

if lo-pro can stand vai abuse for so many years, i would't replace it just because its not 2003. guitars are not cell phones:-)

somtimes the older thing is the better.
On the other hand, there is no sense in paying for an '02 when you can have the new model, with the same studs fitted, a top notch service, and the fantastic new trem for $200 less. you'll end up with exactly the same guitar, with the new trem, and for less.
11-28-2003 07:28 PM
red5
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Originally Posted by hanban
i'd get the 02. no reason to buy 03 and start fixing stuff in it. even if the fix costs 3 bucks.

the lo-pro edge has been used by countless guitarists for years and years in the most extreme abuse and kept the guitar in tune
ibanez made this new bridge and messed it up.

if lo-pro can stand vai abuse for so many years, i would't replace it just because its not 2003. guitars are not cell phones:-)

somtimes the older thing is the better.
What I think I am going to do... ironically, if I buy the guitar I will be too busy saving money to make sure I can pay it all off with my tax return in order to fix bad studs!
11-26-2003 11:48 AM
Rich It's reviewed here

http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2003/trems.htm#REVIEW
11-26-2003 11:13 AM
jwoods986
What about the ZR?

Hey Rich (or anyone else), what's your opinion of the new Zero-Resistance trem that's on the S-series? Does it have any significant problems like the new Edge?
11-22-2003 12:51 PM
red5
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Originally Posted by Knightmeir
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicJustMic
I wasn't aware of that problem with the nuts.


Mic
I'll have you know I don't have a single problem with my nuts.

I'd hope so!
11-20-2003 02:36 AM
red5
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Originally Posted by MicJustMic
My Thunderbird came with a crappy radio, why should I spend another $500 on a "good" Motorcraft radio when I can spend $150 on a Pioneer?

Okay, bad example, but I think you see the point.
Actually that's not a bad example, because why waste $500 on a car stereo when you could...

a) improve your home setup
b) spend it on guitars, amps or effects
c) go to many good concerts
d) spend it on your girlfriend
or e) donate it to the poor

when there is such a thing as road noise, so in the end it really is a waste of money?
11-19-2003 09:25 AM
Rodney James whata journey it has been since 2000, The friends at Ibanez keep dropping the ball on the trems, this is not keeping us faithful exclusive Ibanez users happy because our guitars aren't performing properly, good thing Rich picks up the ball they fumble, because otherwise i would probably have pulled all my hair out and ended up switching to flute or something, cuz pitch problems drives me a..crazy.

Yet no worries, cuz Mr Ibanez Wizard keeps us on track, got a VSBL a week ago, 02, and the studs are fine, but had to file knife edge, now she sails the sweet flutter of greatness.

Jem7VSBL is a Killer
10-25-2003 10:15 AM
babahi I think yous guys is all nutty!
10-24-2003 07:53 PM
Knightmeir
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicJustMic
I wasn't aware of that problem with the nuts.


Mic
I'll have you know I don't have a single problem with my nuts.

10-24-2003 02:10 AM
tonluvara sigh.. i wish rich owned ibanez.. things will be much better..
09-30-2003 05:11 AM
Rich I think everyone should check their nuts, testicular diseases are nothing to sneeze at!
09-30-2003 04:27 AM
jerrye thanks Rich,
thats how i set it up (as low as poss without the buzz) but i'll go back over it with a fine tooth comb. chat soon.
best,
Jerry
09-30-2003 04:06 AM
Rich It's no secret, as low as it will go with the least amount of buzz off the first as you can stand [preferrably none]

Don't get me wrong. I had a GMC that had a WAY high nut, like 1.5 high!! You will always find "inconsistency" in any year, and it's a good bet yours either had the shims pulled by a previous setup or possibly didn't have any to begin with. But they are now too "consistently" high, no joke there.

I actually started typing it up a couple days ago, haven't taken any pics to go with it yet but I've got a couple sections to do that for anyway

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech.htm#Nut
09-30-2003 04:00 AM
jerrye Rich i would love you to set up all my guiatrs, but until i can afford to receive them back and pay the duty and vat on what is already mind (f*&@!ing UK Customs just don't understand what 'repair' means) hence having to pay when i recieve a body back from Darren (ATD)......

the original neck had shims in i found that it didnt require as much shimming as the first neck, but please point me towards the detail and i'll double check the set up. i went by feel and playabillity alone.
interesting that my early jem just had the fretboard wood under and no shim.

thanks again Rich, allways a pleasure
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