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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently bought an an old RG550,, it plays and sounds amazing, and has the best feeling neck I've ever held. However, it does have a crack in the neck pocket on the top side, facing me while I am holding it. The crack is visibly in the wood, not just the finish, but it doesn't look bad (yet)...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I apologize if I'm not doing this right. I'm new to forums but I know that this is a great place for the input I'm looking for so here I am. I fell in love with a beautiful s620exfb the other day at a pawn shop and took her home. I'm pretty new to ibanez guitars and guitars with double locking...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I think I saw a pretty good deal for an ibanez rg570 here in my country. lo pro edge, minimal wear on frets etc. However, when I asked for neck pictures, i've found a crack near the screws behind the nut. here's the neck shots: I'm wondering if I have to spend big bucks to have a...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Any recommendations on the best way to fix this.... In addition to the binding, is there anything that can be done about the fretboard? Wondering if others have done this type of repair and made it blend well so it's barely noticeable.
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello all.. looking at buying this Universe, but concerned about the crack on the left side of the trem. Has anyone seen this before? Do you think it's just in the finish or more serious? I haven't actually seen it close up yet, this is just a photo the guy sent me. Any thoughts/opinions would...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello Folks, I have a RG550 RFR that has been a case queen at home since I've been away on tour for several years. Worryingly, I've arrived home to find a small crack has appeared slightly above the nut retaining allen key screws at the back of the neck. I've taken several pics to try and show...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey. I'm thinking about buying a used RG550. Everything looks great apart from rusty saddle intonation screws and a little crack that goes vertically, along with the neck, near the nut tightening screws. It's about 2 inches long I think. Not really that bad. I know that cracks that goes across...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Tonight I had out my trusty 2005 USA standard stratocatser and after playing i put it away but in a rush leaned it against my amp as i were packing away my effects pedals the guitar slipped off the amp and fell to the floor, i were horrified and quickly picked her up and checked her over, she...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    A student came to me with a guitar presenting cracks in the body in studs holes.. the studs ( and the stud interst are out of rout causing bad string action an bad tuning.. theres salvation to this cracked body?
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was pressing in the anchors for the bridge on my new Ibanez body and one went it fine, while the other made a tiny tick noise and I knew exactly what it was. I have this small fracture now and it worries me. Do you think this will still hold fine? It has a tung oil finish, will that interfere...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys! I took my Fender Stratocaster American Standard to get a set up with my local luthier. The guitar came with a crack in the finish (i think it's in the finish, im REALLY worried about this i would like your opinion). I think the guy used too much force with the screwdriver, here...
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi guys, Does anyone know if it is common for older RG's to form cracks in the body behind the trem. post? I have had this happen to my RG450DX. I replaced the body with an identical one, only to have it happen again on the opposing side, and worse this time. Is this something I should be...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    As the title states, I did a search and didnt find much. I think they are finsih cracks however they one or two look under the clearcoat, and the locations of them bother me a little bit. I bought the guitar for waaay under cost online with some light scratches on the back but this was never...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello I just bought a 20th Anniversary Ibanez RG 550 for a really good price. The guitar is close to Mint, except for a small cracked/dent by the high e-string side of the 6th fret (see pictures). It doesn't currently affect any intonation or playability, but I'd like to fix/smooth it out...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Looking for the Vai EVO guitar crack story somwhere here but can't find (search) it. Want to know if such body cracks could be fixed. Anyone knows? --------------------- http://online-discussion.com/Suhr/viewtopic.php?p=15500 "Steve Vai's EVO was not a finish crack, but a actual crack...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I bought a used JS 100 against my better judgement. When I finally decided to tune it the tremolo bridge jumped off of one of the posts. I looked at it closer and found the post and knurled anchor were loose due to a crack in the body between it and the pickup route. I want to fix it and...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Heres a neck I am thinking abot purchasing. It has these cracks in the back near the headstock, are they anything to worry about? Can they be fixed in expensively? Thanks
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey gang, I've got a few problems and questions and I hope you can help me sort them out. A little background I suppose: I had to replace the neck on my S series because of big cracks near the headstock (pics to come). I got the new neck from fleabay but when I attach it to the body, the screws...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, my brother got a new IBANEZ S470B-SKB for his 14th birthday. He loves it (I think it's a pretty decent guitar, too), but it had a few finish imperfections and a little hair-thin crack in the finish by the volume/tone knobs when he unwrapped it. Well, it's more of a scratch, but a...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    its on my 1995 rg570cttb very hard to see as the paint is dark and not noticable. does not look like it goes all the way through the wood just surface but could be going all the way through. its less then an inch closer to half an inch long from the fret board. i can only see it on one side and...
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