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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello everyone one, I want some help to set my guitar just right, And please do not tell me to take my guitar to a tech because there's no guitar techs where I live, not even in a 3000 km radius. So the thing is that I recently felt that my Lefty Ibanez Prestige RG655 plays a little bit...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey everyone! So I need some help on an issue that has been incredibly frustrating. My Jem 7VWH is about 8 years old now and has thousands of hours on it, so it's well played for sure. About a year ago it developed buzz at certain parts of the neck, it's worst on the low E around frets 2 and...
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey guys, I first joined the forum back in 2011 when i got my Vai JEM! I never really posted much tbh, and after having the guitar for a bit, TLDR had some issue where the guitar ended up sitting in its case for a few years without hardly getting touched or taken out. I am finally in a...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello everyone ! . I'm a begginer and i really need some help with adjusting my guitar . Currently in my city there's only one music store and they don't even setup electric guitar . So i'm pretty much on myself. I have an Ibanez RG350MZ bought new some time ago . Until recently i didnt really...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi! I'm new to the forums. Hopefully I'm excused if it has been asked before, but I searched to find a topic about similar problem but couldn't find it. Have a 2002 RG570 with an original Edge tremolo. Ernie Ball heavy bottom set gauge 10-52, tuned to D standard. Followed Ibanezrules' tech...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So.... After many years of playing.... I've finally decided to crack down and do my own setups instead of having them sent over to my guitar repairer as the wait on getting a guitar back is over a week sometimes, which can be quite annoying. I've been doing a lot of reading and watching a whole...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So the other day it was mentioned in a forum that to adjust the action on an Original edge it was not necessary to release tension on the strings because its made out of high quality hardened steel. What are you opinions on this and also if I release the string tension when adjusting action do I...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone, sorry if this is a noob-ish question but, I have an RG2550e, Edge pro trem with stock Dimarzio/IBZ pickups. Have had this guitar for a long time, but there are some things that really bug me about it. 1, is that on the high e string especially, notes are super weak when I play...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, guys! Got couple simple and probably obvious questions, with pics: 1) The first one is about string action. Here's a photo of 6th string (E) action on 12th fret: So the thing is, since I don't have a point of reference, what will be considered the string action here - 2 mm (when the...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, I have the impression that I have been (since October) experiencing a constant (sometimes even overnight) increase of action height in my uv70p. It is true that this guitar went under many stages, sent back to germany, returned with basically nothing more than a nice setup, was diagnosed...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I want to lower the string action on my Premium 920QM, I think it has the Edge Zero 2 system. I lowered the stems already, but it is not enough. What is next, do I need to use the thumb screw on the back? I guess I would like to get higher tensions on the springs in the back?
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello! I took it out, made some basic setup, truss rod mainly + tightening the trem screws. It started with somewhat mixed feelings, - i liked the sound, - the feel, - the weight, - the balance, - the fretwork, - the strength of the neck (KTS titanium rods) - the harmonics but : 1) for...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Self-explanatory. I wonder if anyone has a pic of Steve Vai's guitar setup. You see, my teacher advised me to try setting my guitar like Steve and work my way slightly up or down according to my preferences. Current setup has too high an action, he said.
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi I'm just wondering how low can I get my RG's action to without having fret buzz? Should I live with fret buzz? Does a Japanese made rg prestige have lesser fret buzz with low action right out of the box as compared to my Indonesian made one? My action is currently at 1.6mm thereabouts on...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have a RG921QMF, that has the Ibanez Tight End R bridge, basically a hard tail bridge: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/manual/english/5.pdf I'm trying to correctly adjust the guitars action on the TIGHT END R bridge so it matches the fretboard radius, which per Ibanez is apparently 400mm on...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've got my custom Strat that I built around a year ago. It's really sweet, and has a simplicity and tone that quickly made it my favourite guitar to play. Only issue is that I think the action is a bit too high on it. I can play reasonably well, but I think if I can get the action lower it'll...
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello, I recently changed my strings on my JS2410 (same gauge, but different brand - EB Slinkys to Elixirs) and the action on my guitar has dramatically increased. I just had my guitar setup (including truss rod adjustment) last month at a professional luthier. I wonder if the change in string...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I just got a good deal on a used '91 RG550. The action on it was high, so after I bought it I brought it home for a setup and new strings. The problem I'm running into is that I have the bridge lowered all the way and the action is still over 2mm on the high E string at the 14th fret (i...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey Guys. I have this 93 S series that I bought, that I adjusted the trem, truss rod, etc, and I was able to get the action down to about 2mm on the last fret from the bottom of the string to the top of the fret.. In the middle of the guitar it's about 2.5 mm I would say.. Using a cheap...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey, I recently picked up an '89 Ibanez 540r and I noticed right away when I picked it up that the action was sitting a bit higher than I'd like. I wrote this off as the previous owner improperly setting it up. Well, I went ahead and adjusted the height studs and ended up turning them all the...
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