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dan erlewine

  1. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    Im just wondering. with my recent issues with a certain luthier who takes 4+ months each email.. IS THERE ANY luthiers who builds Ibanez-like parts/ or better yet, neckthrus, with consistant at least every 3 months CONTACT?? I dont care about build time, I just want to know progress is being...
  2. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    hey all i bought yesturday a uv777bk its an amazing guitar it came with 09-52 strings but i prefer playing on 08-48 if i want to change the strings do i need to reset-up the Edge pro bridge or i can change the strings and nothing will happen to the bridge? plz reply asap and thnx
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    ..... to get the edge pro trem level on action height? what i mean is should the height on either stud be identical or is ok if the treble side is lower than the bass side... if its uneven would it cause problems with the tremolo operation? TIA
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    My JS1000 is giving slight buzzing at the 14th, 15th and 16th fret on the B-string as well as 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th of the high E-string. You feel it through your fingers more than hear it when plugged in. If I bend the high E-string at say the the 14th fret it chokes out. The action seams...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    My fender has high action (especially around the higher frets) The lower frets not so much. It has buzz on many frets and It is very annoying >_< . I don't trust the tech here because last time he did anything I thought he might of cracked the neck because it popped when I used the trem but it...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've just notice that the neck of my rg (super wizard) has a little crack! Is this quite common and i've nothing to worry or it's a quite serious damage? Thanks as ever!
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just installed 2 new Bill lawrence humbuckers in bridge/neck to an RG550. When I split the humbuckers (switch position 2&4), there is some hum noise (not strings). Is this normal characteristic? They sound dead quite when using the full humbucker (Sw position 1 & 5) Also the stock single coil...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The other day, as I was doing some routine truss adjustments on my Fender American Deluxe Strat, I somehow or another stripped the allen nut at the end of the truss rod. This event is odd, because I always take care when adjusting with truss rods. I barely turned the wrench, and bam, it suddenly...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I recently purchased an RG1570 and this is my first floating bridge instrument. I am discovering just how much of a nightmare these things can be. I attempted to follow a poorly written guide to tune the guitar out of the box and ended up pulling the bridge up more and more without having any...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    my new SZ4020ntf has these H.A.P. (height adjustable post) that came with a special allen wrench for adjustments. i read the included pamphlet to no avail and i read it a dozen times. i tried the wrench in a couple of the tuners (hole in the base of tuners body for wrench) and when loosened the...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    looking for the intonation tools for all the ibanez bridges ede pro and low pro any sites or personal sales would be helpful.
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Can you give your opinion on one or two books you believe are the best for learning to work on guitars (e.g., repairs, setups, installing, etc), specifically Ibanez? I always learn best by trial and error on a "guinea pig" but I haven't found an Ibanez to do that on yet. I'm still looking...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I do my own fretwork for the most part. If there is a high fret or something, easy fix. I am not so good at leveling/dressing an entire neck. I try and follow the tutorials, but I just can never seem to get it perfect. I like my action as low as possible, so I lower the action a bit below what I...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a 1991 RG570, and it seems as if that overhang for the last 2/3 frets has warped and those frets are now higher, which causes some serious fretting out. Anyone experience this, and is taking down those frets my only option? Thanks. John
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, for those who have experimented with neck shims, is there a tone/sustain difference between a plastic shim like a guitar pick or a cardboard shim? It would seem to me that vibrations would best travel though the harder material, in this case, plastic. But . .in real life, does it make a...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi i was just wondering if you put EMG's into a tremolo guitar, would it have the same amount of sustain as a guitar with EMG's which had a fixed bridge? And if not then how much difference would there be in sustain between the two? Thanks
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok, I have these two poll things at either of the trem and on the pickup side. What do I use to adjust them and what size?
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    How do you guys measure the radius of your fretboard / bridge? Stewmac has a bunch of cool metal radius gauges but they're a little expensive for someone like me who is only going to use them once. They're not outrageous, so I'll get them if there aren't any alternatives, but I was wondering if...
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Theres a closeout deal on RG3120s at Guitartrader.com They retailed for 1500 and now there going for nine. If anyone wants one, nows the time to get it. To bad theres no vine, then you could swap out the pickups and you'd have yourself a J custom. :)
  20. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I got this Jem used from a pal a year ago. Broken neck, had Ibanez install a new one. I love this guitar...fat, rock tone. But I DREAD changing the strings and tuning this thing! It's this massive ordeal that has at times taken hours...then after I get it in tune I sometimes find it goes out of...
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