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  1. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey all, Got a JS1CR a while ago. Been playing it quite a bit and need to clean the sweat & greasy fingerprints off it. Just wondering if I can clean it with regular guitar cleaner ( like dunlop 654 ) and a microfiber cloth OR Do I need to clean it with something special? Joe
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello folks, I recently returned to a guitar that I haven't seen for a couple of years and although it is still in great shape there was some decent corrosion on the allen bolts of the nut locking pads. Well, I thought I would try a home remedy. I used a little white vinegar in a small dish and...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    picked up the K7 on ebay and the neck was covered in grungy junk so this is my first attempt at deep cleaning. Here are before and after cleanup pics. How did it turn out? I think it is still dark in the really dirty areas but much better. I tried to get a few different lighting angles. Process...
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I'm doing cleaning of my 90, but I've been scratching my head on how how to clean the body. I guess the normal damp cloth method is ineffective, and I'm a bit anxious using a moist brush as well. Any hints on effective and gentle methods?
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey all, Apologies if this has been covered off before, but whenever I search for cleaning a maple neck, I always get info about cleaning/shaving the fretboard, not the back of the neck itself. I'm restoring an '89 VDY and the previous owner had sanded all the finish off the back of the neck...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys! Tech question when it comes to maintenance and cleaning. I am in the process of doing a full on cleanup on a newly purchased 2001 Ibanez RG3120DR and it has what I am going to think is the powdered cosmo finish ... what is the best way to go about cleaning this up .. as you can see...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Long story short, my parents house caught fire, all the guitars were downstairs and were mostly undamaged, the martin did get soaked so it's toast, but all the rest are ok. I need to know how to get the smoke smell off the exterior of the cases. I would just have the insurance go buy new...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just have a quick question regarding the original wizard neck on my '87 Rg550. Is it considered a finished or unfinished maple? I just bought it used and am trying to decide how to go about cleaning it. I have oil finished maple necks on some of my other guitars and for those I clean and...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone, I feel like a real Noob asking this question lol. But the frets on my Jem 7VWH need cleaned a polished pretty badly so I plan to take that on this weekend. I'm going to use painters tape to completely cover the fretboard (other than the frets of course), and use 0000 grade steel...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    What are good and bad cleaning sprays to use on guitar switches, pots, etc.? I'm not in the US and likely won't be able to find the usual recommended types, so any idea what to look for in terms of ingredients or "specs"? I read that some types can damage plastics (and guitar finish?), and...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello it's my first post. I have just bought couple days ago a RG1550fm in almost perfect condition. I need to buy some cleaning products. But now i have a problem. This model have maple fretboard (it's finished/lacquered right?), i know i can't use LEMON OIL to clean it and it is also not...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, so my trem is looking a little (well, alot) worse for wear and it's seen beter days. Does anyone have any advice about how to clean in the trem cavity and right up against the saddles?
  13. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    ive been letting my brother use my keyboard since it has lights in it (and hes only ever in the house at night to use it) but he spilled something on it and now almost every key on the left side sticks REALLY bad. can i take the keys off safely and clean it or will i have to open the whole thing...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello Everyone, Long time lurker, finally a member & Proud owner of a Jem 10th Anniversary. As I'm figuring stuff out about it I noticed the neck is bare (though I think i remember seeing somewhere else people said it was 'oiled'?). How would one go about cleaning it? Mine is looking rather...
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    So i yesterday i finally got an '07 js1200 and since its all still really clean and sparkling id like to keep it that way for as long as possible, and hence i have a few questions regarding the up-keep of the trem system, neck and body. Usually i run over the whole guitar with a micropore cloth...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: Thank you all for being so patient with all my questions and kindly giving me tips, tricks and advices on how to get things done. As a read some threads in this forum I discovered that one of my neglected guitars still has a future... An easy revival, so to speak, and I decided to take...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi there guys! Quick question, I am about to re-string and clean up my Jem7VWH guitar. I have a body polish which is a "restorative finish cream for nitrocellulose finishes" contains "petroleum distilates" is this safe to use on my guitar?? Thanks in advance!
  18. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi there guys! Quick question, I am about to re-string and clean up my Jem7VWH guitar. I have a body polish which is a "restorative finish cream for nitrocellulose finishes" contains "petroleum distilates" is this safe to use on my guitar?? Thanks in advance!
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, I like to give my fretboard a little cleaning after changing strings. I read online that the preferred way to do this is to use 0000 steel wool and use this to remove accumulated grime from the frets and the board. However I seem to have read on some Ibanez source that you can also...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just purchased a 2001 RG3120 and when it got to me the neck and fretboard were pretty disgustified and needed serious cleaning. I've taken care of the fretboard/frets and they look great but the neck is pretty sticky. I've cleaned as well as I know how, and made significant improvement, but...
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