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  1. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I have always been intrigued by the JEM77WDP "Woody" model. I know other models have had fakes made of them...Has this model had verified fakes made of it?
  2. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, few days ago I was given pair of ''used'' EMG 81 and 85. I tried to wire them to EMG wiring but, they didn't work. So I was searching for answers, I found out that they are fake. Luckily I didn't paid yet, so I will return them. So If you buying used pickups or guitars with EMGs, check...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello, and thanks for your help in advance. I'm thinking of getting my first Ibanez guitar, which (hopefully) will be a 25th anniversary 1XXV in pink (I love the 80s vibe on that one). However, since this guitar is out of production my main concern is that it might be a fake, now I googled for...
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello all, this is my first post in a few years . . . I was very sadly without a JEM or RG for a long time, but I'm back! I enjoy building & tinkering with JEM's and RG's for my own personal amusement and pleasure. I recently purchased a 555 neck on E*** and I think I've been sold a...
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    One of my students purchased what he thought was an RG1527 but it was just a counterfeit Chinese knockoff that someone had done a good job of adding an Ibby decal to. Guys, if you are buying from a third party and not a reputable dealer, please make certain to either possess the knowledge or...
  6. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    While guitars are not mentioned, we all get the point: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39846467/ns/business-world_business/
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi there I have a guitar on my hands It's supposed to be a Ibanez SA260FM but I noticed some differences from the ones seen HERE and HERE, like why does it have... ... H-H pickups rather than S-S-H ? ... Neck-through rather than bolt on ? ... A neck with a purple back rather than light wooden...
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    So here's the story, My father (who is a photographer) was telling me about some photos he saw on another photographer's website. He said the model was holding an Ibanez with "one of them ugly handles". (his words). He said it was yellow, with a black pickguard. The first thing I thought of was...
  9. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    Well, it seems that counterfeit merchandise (including the coveted JEMs...which I STILL can't afford) isn't the only fakery our Chinese friends are involved in. Did anyone see the news about the Olympics? The televised fireworks display at the opening ceremony was enhanced by pre-recorded and CG...
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