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  1. Pickups & wiring
    has anyone got one of these in thier guitar, what does it sound like. also im considering a change from my breed and paf pro pickups i want to try the humbucker from hell because i love the straty sound, i wonder if you could tell me, how does the humbucker from hell work with a single in the...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    ok, so I was at a guitar store talking to a salesmen (I wanted to try out a eb/mm jpm, it had all the features!) and we were talking about Ibanez. He told me that the 2002 RG3120's (what I have) actually have left over viper necks from the old jpm's. Im pretty sure that he's full of ****, as he...
  3. Pickups & wiring
    Hi i have a basswood RG770 (yes, the purple/violet one). While the stock bridge pickup is quite good (F2), i need something a bit hotter and clearer. I love the Bill Lawrence xl500 in my other guitar (mahogany), but am wondering if the basswood might be lacking mids (the F2 has a lot of lowmids)...
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    i have never really played around with the DBK until yesterday. i must say, i was absolutely shocked when i first picked it up. before even plugging it in, i already didnt have a great feeling about it. my hands are medium sized and my fingers arent too long, and that neck just did not feel...
  5. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    just curiosity: HOW did you achieve the tone you were looking for? what tricks? pickups? amp settings? what? and what's your tone? (please, don't post if you didn't achieve your tone yet.)
  6. Pickups & wiring
    Hey guys, what do u all think of an ibanez basswood body fitted with EMG 81 in the bridge and 85 in the neck??
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    well, i already know i'll be putting an air norton 7 in the neck position, but i'm still looking for the bridge one. it has to sound as clear and tight as the steve's special, but i'd like a sound that bites a little more, with also a warm body shaking crunch when lowering the volume knob. the...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, Finally, I'm looking for DiMarzios pickups, instead of IBZ in my RG550LTD... After a master class with Patrick Rondat (For those whom don't know him, he is the greatest french metal instrumental guitarist ! He turned with Satch and Schenker for the european G3), He (personnaly...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I'm having problems with the nut on my Js1000. It has a shim underneath and i notice that when i pull back on the whammy bar, the tuning goes sharp, and when i depress, it goes flat. I am noticing that the nut is rocking back and forth as i pull up and/or depress the bar. I took the the nut...
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Alright this should be a nice contraversial topic to begin the spring/summer season. I decided to write this note after receiving my third maple-necked JEM just last Friday, an LNG. Here's my take, I've never heard sweeter tone out any of the JEM models 90% of which I've plugged in and...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I just copped a 1999 RG-7621 via the 'bay. It's black with black h/ware. I want to change the bridge out for a chrome bridge. Does anyone know if the Warmoth 7-string bridge fits the RG-7621? I can't find the bridge specs for the RG-7621 so I don't know what I need to look for in a replacement...
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi guys, im pretty new here. Im using a fender strat now and im planning to get a 7 string but im not that expert at finding one. Hope you guys can help me out, heres what im looking for. -handles good downtuning, preferbly an XL neck would be superb -easy to play necks -good pickups, a H-S-H...
  13. Pickups & wiring
    Anyone have an Evo in the bridge of an S-series? I was thinking of doing this, but I don't know if the bass will suffer because of the thin body. Then again the JS series are not very fat and they have FREDs., not exactly bassy pivkups.
  14. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I was wondering how luthite compares tonewise to other woods like basswood or alder. Does it compromise sustain??? I'm really sorry if this has already been answered somewhere else and I'm wasting forum bandwidth but forum search just gave me too many options and I couldn't find an answer...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just a quick question. What actually contributes to the sustain of a guitar and how? (ie. Bridge, pickups, wood, neck etc etc... ) Thanks.
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello- I am only 8 weeks or so away from purchasing an RGT3120 from Rich. I am very interesed in getting the 2003 model with the PE, as it looks super comfy (i have an Edge equipped guitar, so the much lower, rounded profile is a very attractive feature) and has those new steel saddle inserts...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    is she still available? i didnt find any on ishibashi...
  18. Pickups & wiring
    I can get a JB cheap,but wanted to know IF it can get the older EVH tones with the right amp in a basswood guitar? I know it is a higher output model,but can it sound classic ala AC/DC,VH,zeppelin,? and should i use a 250K pot for volume?
  19. Archived Topics and Common Questions
    edit by jemsite.... Correction - EdgePro on Japanese models, EdgePro-II on non-Japanese models (replaces TRS). http://www.jemsite.com/news/edge2003/ Ibanez.com NAMM 2003 Preview http://www.ibanez.com/namm/03wnamm.asp Ibanezrules NAMM sneak peak http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2003/index.htm...
  20. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I was considering purchaseing one and installing it..I wondered if anybody had one installed on a mahogany bodied guitar?..I think a Evoulution would be too much for the tone i'm looking for..But, having such a "dark" sounding guitar, I'm worried the tonezone might make it too muddy. I aiming...
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