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  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I've seen these mentioned in a few threads as RG570s with alder bodies and flame or photo flame tops. Can anyone tell me what years these were available, whether they were Japanese or US, etc? I've never seen or heard of them before and I've been an RG freak for quite a while. I've often...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I absolutely love my RG2020X but I have noticed that its magnetic output level seems to be less compared to many other non DE equipped guitars. When I compared my RG2020X to my brothers RG520Q the RG2020 seems a bit quieter overall (they have the same pickups at the same height). Also there...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I hear that transparent finishes aren't recommended for basswood...why? Are there any other cool custom finishes that I can apply myself, apart from boring solid colour?
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I was wondering if basswood is an overall cheaper wood than mahogany is?  I know that the vast majority of Jems are basswood bodies, and the RG Prestige models are mahogany.  I know mahogany has more of a full bodied, slightly thicker tone character, but how does basswood differ tone wise??  If...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I know some of you dudes have done similar things to your guitars so........if I was to change the pups on my basswood rg (currently the stock v7 v8) to either    . Evos    . Or the same sort Petrucci had is his ibanezes Whould there be a lot of difference and would it be worth doing it? Any...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Recently Im having a dilemna over here with my new 7DBK.  I just recently swapped out the pickups in my Fender Strat, and installed a Seymour Duncan Custom pickup in the bridge.  I absolutely love it!!  The tone is thick, full, and agressive.  Ever since my new pickups have been installed in the...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    What Seymour Duncan Humbuckers do you all like?  Good, bad experiences with them? I was just interested in picking up a Duncan Custom (SH-5) pickup for my fender strats bridge position.  I currently have  Duncan Distortion in there, and It just isnt articulate enough for me.  It breaks up a...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    has anyone tried this ?? is it a good bridge pickup in a mahogony body guitar ??? please list all advantages and disadvanteges
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    These occasionally catch my eye...some of them appear to have VERY thick maple tops.  For thos of you who have owned or played one of these...is the tone noticably brighter? Greg
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I got an all mahogany Carvin DC 727, with active electronics & those standard PU's, the thing is that they are great for gargantuan riffing & powerchording but they suck when it comes to more complex chords & are a bit too harsh for soloing. I would like to ask you guys what PU's would you...
  11. Archived Topics and Common Questions
    Hi, I've decided I need another Jem as an 'everyday' guitar and I am drawn towards getting an older secondhand one.  I've been considering the FP, VDY, BFP and VSK, but I am wondering what impact the fretboard will have.  I have always played rosewood or ebony and have never experienced maple...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, I've decided I need another Jem as an 'everyday' guitar and I am drawn towards getting an older secondhand one.  I've been considering the FP, VDY, BFP and VSK, but I am wondering what impact the fretboard will have.  I have always played rosewood or ebony and have never experienced maple...
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
      Has anyone here picked up a 2000 Jem77FP?  I am shocked by the Excellent quality of every aspect of this machine! Just Awesome!!!     I had two DNA swirls of my own and played a 3rd one and they were VERY poor in quality with many of the  small and large details.  This FP I have purchased...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I am looking for a 7 string. Maybe a UV777BK, a ESP Stephen Carpenter Signature, the New K-7 or maybe building my own. Any reccomendations on any of these? Thanks
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