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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, im having a problem with my washburn n-2. Its been like this for a while but basicly what happens is when i play the 21-23 frets on the high E instead of sustaining like it should with a fernandes sustainer fitted, the notes die out incredibly quickly and it almost sounds like its hitting a...
  2. Pickups & wiring
    I have played a Xiphos recentley and the sustain on high frets is very bad. In this thread I want to know one thing. Might this be because of the D Activator pickups? SO, I want to be clear. 1. This is about the low sustain on high frets. 2. The question is whether the pickups might be the...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I started a similar tread in the section for pickups and wiring. I think the sustain loss on high frets it's not very much about pickups and wiring. This is why I start that tread again in the right place for now. I heard about scalloping the last frets and "infinite sustain" technique...
  4. Pickups & wiring
    I recently played a Xiphos and I noticed the sustain is very low on high frets. Also the sound gets thiner. The same problem I noticed on other guitars I played. Is there something that can be done? Do you know why? Is it something about pups?
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So i have a kramer 1984 (the evh model with the banana headstock) and for some reason the 9th fret will not stop buzzing! i have the truss rod perfectly adjusted, but when ever i try to lower the action to like 2mm(measured at the 12 fret) it starts to buzz. it doesnt buzz when i play the note...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    This is the first mod so far on my Ibanez Roadstar II 1985 that I got for free a half year ago. I posted about that in a different thread so I'm not gonna write the whole story here. I have ordered cream white pickguard material and black pickup covers without holes. I like the EMG look but...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, i just bought a second hand neck and put it on. I was told it from a rg570. Basically im getting a few dead notes and i can see that its caused by some frets sitting slightly lower than the rest, and quite alot of the frets seem to have raised in the middle so there is a slight gap between...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Are the AANJ beter guitars then the ones with square heel neck joint? I am asking becouse Reissue of the rg550 has square heel, and not like "newer" RG550.
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Folks, I have a bit of a weird problem that started a few days ago. Whenever I go to play an E note at the 12th fret on the high E-string, it sounds dead (along with fret buzz). All of the other notes in the surrounding area sound perfect. The strings are about 6 months old, and I haven't...
  10. Polls
    do you like scallops + your reasoning please. I have no oppinion on them as i have never played them.
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Since there are a lot of great guitars on here and I, too, really love JEMs - I was wondering if you guys had a chance to check out Bernie's stuff yet. I bought the very first Jekyll 627 27-fret from him. His guitars are amazing - they have that cross between the old Hamer Californians and the...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I gather all JEM Vine and Pyramid Fretboards are quarter-sawn. Got some totally Flatsawn ones from a seller (MonsterGuitarShop) and the fibres at top frets looks too flimsy, making durability questionable. Does anyone know if this Flatsawn surface Will affect durability? The strings...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    This really could be a thread about a few topics, but mainly I'd like to know how to get my high frets fixed on my new RG350 DX. I'm not all that upset about it, just need to know what common practice is for fixing high frets. The 8th fret is high enough that it completely chokes playing the...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm surpised no one has put up a thread for this guitar. Give me your thoughts on this guitar. I find it to be very nice with a 24 frets and the nice lookin pickups and all but I don't really like the colour options for it. P.S. I'm too lazy to post any pics atm. The Price is $1733 USD on...
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I am having an issue I cannot figure out. I have good relief (.04mm) good nut height (even slightly high). my action is 1.8 mm on high e (very clean), and 2.5 on my low e (which is very high in comparison to my high e). I have 9s on (strings). My problem is that the low side is getting a lot...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello from Finland! I was wondering if here are others ibanez owners who have made scallopings to the fretboard? I did mine two years ago for my S 370, scalloped the whole board with very deep scallopings. It took me long time to get used to it, but now i don't wanna play guitar without...
  17. 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...
  18. Polls
    You pick up a guitar, you sit down, do YOU put the guitar go on your right or left leg? After watching a bunch of youtubers, I'm surprised how many use their right leg. I play much better when it's on my left, classical style. Puts my hands in a more natural position. You?
  19. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hi, I have an absolutely mint RGT3120TV, you will not find a cleaner example anywhere it really is pristine! The thing is I'm not that used to the ultra neck and I'm finding it a bit much for me. I had a J custom 8570 and I really liked the neck on it and thought the the rgt would be the similar...
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    Can anyone tell me anything else about this one(sorry small pics)? Guy says it's an old RG series. Think it's ply? It's $100, I'm gonna go try it out later
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