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  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I know prestige guitars are listed as smooth fret ends. But if it has a Prestige label, I expect a guitar to be excellent. Will I still need to pay $200 to get a Fret level and crowning? I seem to be cursed to have every guitar I meet this same fate.. I haven't owned a prestige yet, but I'm...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Finally got this incredible Prestige Ibanez, but I'm having some setup issues. Right out of the box this guitar had no fret buzz anywhere, from soft to decently hard strumming. However, the action was a bit too high for my liking and the the neck had quite a bit of relief. I set the neck...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I'm tuning a whole step down on a 7 string and getting crazy buzz. Never had this issue but this was an ebay purchase. I did notice the frets have some heavy string "scratch" (pic). This is consistent with the first 9 frets. What I'm wondering is if I need a re-fret. I've also had to raise...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently purchased a used Jem 7DBK and after checking it out and playing a little (love the Breed pickups) I decided to lower the action today as although it was still kind of playable it was noticeably higher than my other Ibanez guitars (about 3mm on the high e and way more on the low e)...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The fret markers on the fretboard of the 1570 are really small, and on a rosewood board on a dark stage, I can hardly see them. I find it too hard to use the side dots and even then I still can't see those. I've seen many different products detailing "neon fret markers" but they all seem to he...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello everyone, I'm just back from playing a few songs at a BBQ at work tonight and, although my skill level does not deserve a Jem, I thought I would try out my newly acquired '89 VBK. I noticed in the show light that there was some sort of sealant or varnish running along the edge of all the...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I play about 3 hours a day I have had my 2013 rg since the beginning of the year and I am starting to notice wear on my frets, this is understandable when I take into account the hours I have put on it and my constant soloing and bending. I don't like the sound of this level and crown stuff, I...
  8. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hi all, I am in desperate need of fret crowning and levelling tools, similar to the STEWMAC tools you see here: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Fretting_supplies/Leveling/Aluminum_Radius-sanding_Beam.html...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    guys, should I worry about this? or this is common? the neck alignment on the bass side :on the edge of the neck is higher than on the neck join. the neck alignment on the treble side : on the edge and neck join are even. is this common ? or something wrong with my neck?
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi Hope someone can help, I have just bought a jem 70V and i am not very happy with the way it plays. Sound and looks are perfect but the action is higher than expected and i can barely pull the note up 1.5 tones without the strings hitting the frets and killing the note. i cannot pull the...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    What's the recommended way to polish frets that look like below (not an ideal photo, but more informative in full size)? I wonder if steel wool is more aggressive than needed. Would less abrasive cleaning cloths or chemicals be better?
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
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  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I have a ibanez jem7dbk and its driving me insane!!! I got the action to where i like it then thr four fret d string starts buzzing I hate this! I adjusted thr neck with less bow and more bow rises and lowered the trem. I use elixers (spell check?) Polyweb 9s I can't remember how old the...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I bought an ibanez RG 550 from 1987. It has fret wear. So i took it to the guitar master. And he repaired frets (you know what i mean - i dont know how you call it :)). After that my frets became much smaller... My guitar plays realy great and easy now, but not legato. I need to put a LOT of...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Once again i require some advice plz fellas. New RGD 7 string. Always set up my own guitars with a good degree of sucess. Got new strings on my new one, i have done a fret polish and added a shim to the neck also. Action is set at 1.5mm treble and 2.1mm bass side. This is how i have ALWAYS set...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, first of all I made the no.1 mistake. I didn't know what I was looking for when I was browsing for second hand guitars in my local guitar shop. And I just straight up bought this guitar because I thought it was a bargain. Anyway I will get to the point. The strings arent flat all the way...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have no idea how the heck it happened, but I have a nick on a fret on my "Trixie" (JS6000TR). It's only on one fret, thank God. What's the best way to smooth / polish it out without (hopefully) affecting the playability or the intonation?
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Okay guys, i just got my ibanez rg350dxz, and it feels like it would feel amazing, BUT it has MAJOR fret buzz! I'm talking fret buzz on EVERY string on almost EVERY fret! The buzzing stops towards the 14th fret, but everything before that buzzes. I've adjusted the bridge and the height of the...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a 1984 MIJ Squire Strat that has been my go-to guitar for the last 10 years. Sadly, the frets are so worn down it has been more of a wall decoration for the past few years. I've been nervous about handing it over to someone for a refret. So, I got some fretwork under my belt with my RG...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey everybody this is my first post on the forum so its a pleasure to finally be one of the gang! So heres my story. I play an ibanez RG08LTD and have had a few ibanez RG's wich i am very comfortable setting up myself to an extent. I do my own action and truss rod adjustments and have found that...
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