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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi All, I was hoping an Ibanez expert could help me out. I LOVE the neck on my Roadstar II RG140 and would like to build or buy a guitar that has the same neck dimensions and feel. Maybe you'd know: Width at nut fingerboard radiuses (I guess a compound radius?) and fret wire size Shape? I'm...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello all, I was wondering if any of you all have used this Dunlop pre-cut fret wire before. I have a Jackson dx10 that I bought and the frets are pretty worn. Is this fret wire the exact length, or does it give you room for trimning excess? Any opinions?? Thanks
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    About a year ago I picked up a Washburn N2 off craigslist with the intention of reselling it. However I noticed the neck was not the usual Chinese made junk that the current N2 is. So I did some digging and apparently the early N2s were made in Korea and are highly regarded amongst the Nuno...
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    do you like scallops + your reasoning please. I have no oppinion on them as i have never played them.
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  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    A lot of people ask me how I clean my maple necks and I am going to tell you. First I don't mind a dirty neck at all but what I mind is someone else's dirt. So after buying a used JEM777DY with a dirty neck I looked around the house to see what I could find to clean it with. I tried regular...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I am about to begin my first fret job. I pulled the old ones out and they were either not glued, or the glue didn't hold at all because the removal was quite easy. So my question is... to glue or not to glue? What is the difference (other than gluing being a pain in the butt)? I will be...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Well somethin like two weeks ago I was playing aint talkin bout love lol, when noticed a small buzzing in the b string 1st fret, so I said ok no big deal, and then all the strings buzzed when fretted at the 1st fret and now the 2nd fret too! What should I do? the guitar is a 1570 and has fairly...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hello, I bought a Squier strat about 6 months ago so I could turn it into cheapo EVH b/w striped job and play some VH covers at home... It played fine when I got it but it sat in the corner for a few months while I played my other guitars. Recently I picked it up and the neck has these burrs...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have a 2170FB. The 8th fret seems to be flaking. It's leaving metal shavings on my fretboard. What is going on? Is this normal wear? I have never seen this before. Maybe because my other guitar has stainless steel frets? Help?
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I ran across what appears to be an 86 RG140 in very good condition, tho I have yet to play it. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about (black one, second from right): Does anybody know what type of neck this model has? I'm assuming it's not an origial Wizard, so I'm curious as to the...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I 'm thinking about buying one and I'm trying to find out what fret wire size was used on these. Jumbo really doesn't tell me much because it could be medium jumbo (6150). I'm hoping it's 6100 (true jumbo) so I can get along with it. anyone here know? I can't find anything online or over at the...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Well I was planning on taking one of my old RGs to band rehearsal this week to give it an airing. I've not really played it since I bought it a while back, and I tried to set it up tonight. After slackening off the truss rod to get some relief in the neck (there was none) I found this problem...
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    ... what the one thing is that really bugs me about my UV777 in comparison with my BRMR. It's the frets! The UV777's frets are huge in comparison, and I get hung up when sliding to-and-fro a whole lot more than I do on the JEM. Am I imagining this, or has anyone posted similar complaints? Or...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've never been the kind of guy that could do any kind of woodwork or wiring. I can play guitars but I absolutely can't build them or do any kind of painting or finishing. And as for wiring, um, me and soldering irons don't get along well. Fortunately, my wife,(Melinda) is great at all this...
  17. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
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  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    My desire to have a custom DC727 built has finally taken over me completely. I can't stop thinking about Carvin! I am planning on buying one as soon as I can afford it (which, unfortunately, won't be for a while), but first I need info. I am even considering selling all my guitars to raise the...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a couple of frets that are a little high. do I need special files to file these down or will some fine sandpaper do it? I have zero experience doing this but it is only 1 or 2 fret that need slightly adjusted. Would I be better off having a luthier do this? Thanks. Monte
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    SO here we go... Some S guitars.
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