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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hi, some time ago i got a cheap RG505 and it has fret buzzing. i checked and it has about 5-6 high frets, the neck relief is fine. so i guess it needs a fret job. i took some pictures, do you think there is still enough "meat" on the frets? i have no idea if it had a fret job in the past. and a...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I am going to undertake a fret level and crown on my own RG2550E GK early in the new year. I can clearly see some of the frets have flat tops, and some annoying buzzing, and choking out around the board has led me to the decision. I am also a bit of a DIY nut with everything I do, so I decided...
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello. I have a js100 with some ISSUES! (big surprise there) :) Anyway I think that the frets are not level. I have buzzing on open B string and alot around the 12th fret and all the way down to the 15th fret. I really can't get the action as low as I deem "playable" (under 2mm would be...
  4. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Asking $599 shipped anywhere in the world to your door NEXT DAY AIR You are looking at a 1991-1992 Carvin DC 127. In the very sought after Neon Green with Blue pearl...they were only made for a few years in this color and was made very well known from players like Jason Becker. This guitar is...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    A few of my babies are in need of some fret leveling and dressing and I need a good recommendation for a luthier in OC or even LA if possible. Thanks in advance!
  6. Pickups & wiring
    A well known and respected guitar tech in my area installed an Air Zone in the bridge position and Air Norton in the neck position of my Schecter Custom Shop while also setting up action, fret leveling and crowning, etc. The pickups have some serious problems. The guitar is just the 2...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Here is my story. I recently acquired a 07 RG2570E VGD Prestige. I researched and researched, and tried out several Ibanez, Jackson, ESP guitars and decided this green monster was for me. I had the shop order one untouched, because most of the floor guitars there are poorly treated. Well it...
  8. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    i'm looking for higher end ibanez or esp neckthroughs(will consider others). heres what i have to offer... 1986 gibson lp studio(custom shop, however the owner before me removed the fckn decal)in ferrari red. ferrari red was available on custom orders only,very limited supply(special deal with...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    well, my 1998 3120 is great, i bought a couple months ago or something like that..anyways, i knoticed these few problems early on but decided they werent a big deal. the two problems, are that the 17th frett isnt dead but the notes dont sustain as much and they sound rattly as if theyre being...
  10. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    Hey guys, selling my Jem 777VBK due to my lack of interest in fixing it up. The neck got cracked and I managed to fix it but the first fret is buzzing like hell. According to Rich this needs fret leveling to fix but I dont know anyone that can fix it for me. I'm kind of set on getting an RG of...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So who does some really nice refret work here in the states? I had my 3120 sent to the shop for a fret lvl and they royally ****ed it up, even after I sent it back to them there denying anything is wrong with it (they just don't want to admit they can't work on leftys), even though its buzzing...
  12. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    Looking for a Jem 777. From 87 to 91. Preferably 777DY. In mint condition if it is possible. Not refretted or fret levelings, please. With all original (pickups, frets, pots...). I know it, there is one on sale now: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68171 And, I am waiting the...
  13. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    I am looking for a Jem 77FP. Years 88-90. Mint or excellent condition. This is all original, no dings or scratches in the neck or in the back of the neck. No fret wear or only little, and no previus fret levelings. I am a guitar player, I am not a collector. I only want a pretty guitar to play...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently raised the action on my RG, after all these months of wanting the lowest action possible. Let me tell you, it was like lifting a blanket off my sound! All my notes are now much "fuller", and they sustain a lot longer. At first, it was a little difficult getting used to, but after a...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I noticed slight annoyance with my new RG2550 after I set up tremolo and action. Trem bar touches (very slightly, but annoying) volume pot while I'm rotating it (in neutral position). Also, sometimes I hear some cracking springy noise when rotating trem bar. Any idea what could that be? There...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I bought one back in Feb. I took two pics of it today. Only mods I did to it were doing two springs in an arrow formation, removing the truss rod cover, and installing Bill Lawrence L-500R/L-500XL. P.S. My camera sucks
  17. 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...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Guitar is a UV777BK, a few months old. First string change from the originals. Used D'Addario. The low B is a heavier gauge than the original, so the trem pulled forward. After re-leveling the trem, I set the intonation. Action is higher than the minimum prescribed... I'm between 1/16 and...
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I've decided to spill the beans! I've got a BRMR on the way and I predict that it will be here sometime late next week. I bought it from Rich (of course), and when I gave him a call, he was kind of telling me to not post pictures since it's been done many times before; maybe I shouldn't because...
  20. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    On Discovery channel during the week, they ran "How it's made" electric guitars made at the Godin factory. Holy crap they crank em out. Watching the fret dressing done on a belt sander all at once was impressive, and it made perfect sense. They showed all the jogs they used for pre-wiring the...
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