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  1. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, How often do you change frets for your RG? (I changed frets for my stratocaster and it was very pricey.) I am now looking for a used 80/90s RG550, but might buy a new one just to make sure I get 100% new frets. Thank you!
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Apologies in advance for the lengthy first post... I have been a regular lurker here for many years, and I always found the information and the forum community super valuable and helpful. Here is the story: I’ve had many Ibbys - the first one back in 1981. I still own, love and mostly play an...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've been modifying a RG570CT (one way truss rod) and my next step is to install the frets. I need to minimize the upbow caused by the fret tangs (hopefully not) although I've already cutted the slots a little bit wider than the fret tangs that I'll be using. Is there any trick, method, technic...
  4. Archived Topics and Common Questions
    I have recently bought a ‘99 UV777BK. Looking at the catalog I have found some info about this model and other Jem models that I would like to get clarified by any expert: 1. Searching on the web, most UV777BK models have silver pole pieces; mine and the pics found on the catalogs are black...
  5. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hey guys, Idk if any of you have seen any of the recent Guitar World videos on youtube featuring Mr. Vai, but is it just me or do these new true temperament frets on EVO look stainless? They look to have that stainless shine to them but perhaps they're just new and polished nickels. Could Vai...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just wondering I am a pretty hard player and Ive noticed on almost every guitar i play within a few years or a year my frets will get some dent around the fret and maybe wear the fret down a bit Now i was wondering if anyone out there might know of any kind of trick too maybe make my frets...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    There's a listing for an six70 on the bay, so I messaged the seller and asked for pictures of the frets. To me, some of these frets look low and/or improperly crowned. (The action also looks high, so it makes me skeptical about non-level frets) What do you guys think?
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    So about six months ago, I've revitalized my guitar playing as a hobby after about a 15 year break of only playing once in a blue moon. I have an original UV7BK from the mid-90s, and I also have a Peavy Axcelerator from the same time. So after doing some research, I found out my UV7 has...
  9. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hey there! I would like to replace the neck of my 99`s RG550ltd and thus I`m looking for a super wizard neck in good condition. Fretwear should be as minimal as possible, please don`t offer necks with cracks. Cheers! syndrone
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi, I've got a special question: Could anybody of you Ibanez SA960QM users tell me the size (height and width) of the "medium" frets of this guitar. I've searched for this, but haven't found any information. I'm very interested in this guitar, but can't try it in a shop, so I have to...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have an RG2550Z where the frets become "gritty" after a few months or less, at least with no use. They look a little tarnished, and bending feels like it's on fine grit sandpaper. Not sure it can be seen in the photo, maybe in full size: Is poor quality fretwire common in Prestige line...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, I was just wondering what kind of fingerboard and fret repair I'll need to fix this neck. The fingerboard has substantial depressions and some of the frets have wear from the strings. Can these frets be filed or do I need a re-fret. I know that at the very least they will likely...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok, maybe sounds like a stupid question but I remember someone saying that fretware needs to be treated because it is bad for the guitar (frets). I understand that dents in the frets etc. can create buzzing sounds but is it true that not treating this issue makes the frets ware even faster then...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello everyone! I'm hoping someone can tell me what kind of frets can work on my 1990 RG 570 for a re-fretting I will probably need to do it within a few years im probably gonna go for jumbo or possibly medium jumbo Thanks!
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I'm in Scottsdale, AZ and have a Jem 7VWH and a 1989 Jem FP1. I would like to have them checked over, new strings, check action, intonation, worn frets either sanded or replaced, any neck adjustments and set up whammy to stay in tune. I have tried to do a lot of this on my own but would really...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, While restringing my guitar I just realized that some of my frets are not in their best shape ever. They seem to be a bit worn out! See the pictures in the link below. Do you reckon they are bad enough to be changed ? I can still play and I can't hear any noticeable problem with buzz...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    if i were to re-fret my guitar what frets should i buy? I'd like to keep a set standby in case eBay sellers stop sending to Asia someday. (most have already). i know fret wear depends on playing style. but roughly how long will a set last? I've played mine for almost 4 years now and i can see...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, I just did a quick video on how to polish your guitar frets. If your frets are corroded, nasty, and need a nice shine, this video is for you! Thanks! Cam
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I got a new RG2550Z. The finish leaves me disappointed, considering I bought it on a sale for >$1000. Was I expecting too much? 1. Some of the frets are a little murky/rusty. 2. The white fretboard edges seem a little chipped in some places near frets, and there are a few black scratches...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, Jemsite! I'm having trouble with my EGEN 8 year old guitar. It's really good in quality, but ever since I got it, it buzzes like crazy. I fixed it by myself, but then screwed the bridge trying to re-string it. I took it to the shop to be fixed, and even though they did the string...
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