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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have this white RG350DXZ which appears to be a 2011 Indonesian Cor-Tek model A problem that occurs when I pluck the open low E-string - or actually fretting any note at all - is that the note will die off abormally soon and it sounds like it has some component in the guitar buzzing. Also, the...
  2. Pickups & wiring
    Looking for possible reasons for the buzz after a pickup swap, can you help? So my buddy is unhappy with the sound that his bridge pickup puts out, and I offer to do the swap-out mod. He shows up with a 2003 Korean Schecter contour-top with a Duncan Designed H-H config, with 1 Pull/Push pot, 1...
  3. 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...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Finally got this incredible Prestige Ibanez, but I'm having some setup issues. Right out of the box this guitar had no fret buzz anywhere, from soft to decently hard strumming. However, the action was a bit too high for my liking and the the neck had quite a bit of relief. I set the neck...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a 2012 RG2550Z and it had issue with buzzing on the low E string, the buzz would keep resonating. So i had a the frets levelled, and it is somewat better but didn't go away. The tech who did the work suspected that it was the pickups magnetic that was affecting the string so it would keep...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I'm tuning a whole step down on a 7 string and getting crazy buzz. Never had this issue but this was an ebay purchase. I did notice the frets have some heavy string "scratch" (pic). This is consistent with the first 9 frets. What I'm wondering is if I need a re-fret. I've also had to raise...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently purchased a used Jem 7DBK and after checking it out and playing a little (love the Breed pickups) I decided to lower the action today as although it was still kind of playable it was noticeably higher than my other Ibanez guitars (about 3mm on the high e and way more on the low e)...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    Hi all! I wired up some new active EMG pickups, and for some reason or another, i dont actually get a sound from the pickups (that i can tell, i dont have strings on yet) but when i touch the ring around the pickup selector switch, I get a REALLY bad buzz. I do not know what is causing this...
  9. Pickups & wiring
    From time to time questions pop up about buzz and hum coming from guitars and how to track down and fix the problem. To help out I thought I’d make a guide discussing common problems and how to find the solution. Since it goes along with this subject I’ll also talk about 60 cycle hum and...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have an S1520 with the original Wizzard neck. One of my favorite guitars, chipped here and there but just a solid-playing guitar. I've had it set up perfectly for me for some time but decided to make a few adjustments. I installed an Edge Pro some time back and there's not a lot of room to...
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    Moved to the Toolbox. Sorry.
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey Jemsite. I've got this Ibanez RG570 which is really nice. I am the second hand owner of it, and it buzzes at the nut which sounds really annoying. It's almost sitar'ish. I think the nut maybe has been raised by the owner of the gutiar before, since there's a weird metal plate underneath it...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just drop tuned to D standard. I am having two issues: 1. The G string, sounds a tad bit "muted" when played open 2. I'm getting a tiny bit of rattling on the C string, when played open. I don't recall having these two issues when the guitar was in standard tune. And I don't hear...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
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  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I have a ibanez jem7dbk and its driving me insane!!! I got the action to where i like it then thr four fret d string starts buzzing I hate this! I adjusted thr neck with less bow and more bow rises and lowered the trem. I use elixers (spell check?) Polyweb 9s I can't remember how old the...
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    i own an ibanez s770fm :-P want to lower the action. bt if i lower the ZR bridge then most of the strings buzz :sad: it seems like a little front bow :? not sure. the action on 1st fret is 1mm and 3mm on 24th :sad: never had align experience :( help me :(
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    hello, i've got a serious problem with my Cort EVL K4, the problem is that the High e string buzzes at the 1st fret ONLY, can't figure out where the problem is, hope you guys can help me, thanks
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi guys, I'm in the middle of building my own pedal board and so far it is going great, today i got all my effects pedals out and put them in a chain as follows going into my Bugera 333 Infinium head. Boss tuner - Morley bad horsie - Biyang x drive - imput of amp Biyang aqua chours - Digitech...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Despite what i understood about this subject, today i have been proven wrong. "Thicker strings tuned to the same pitch = less buzz" This makes perfect sense when taking the physics of the string into account. HOWEVER after switching a few times now between sets of 9-42 and 10-46 i can safely...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Once again i require some advice plz fellas. New RGD 7 string. Always set up my own guitars with a good degree of sucess. Got new strings on my new one, i have done a fret polish and added a shim to the neck also. Action is set at 1.5mm treble and 2.1mm bass side. This is how i have ALWAYS set...
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