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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    On my Jem 7VWH, bending is really stiff compared to my other guitars.. and this is effecting my playing in general. The other guitars are a Gibson Les Paul and an Ibanez RG350EX. These guitars feel exactly the same for string tension.. and so I really dont understand why my jem is so much...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    wanted to post this earlier but here are some pics of my S5470 which I got a month and a half ago. Upgraded the pups to a D-Activator neck + D-Activator X bridge + Ibanez C2 middle. Anyhow, enjoy the pix :) mmm... coffee and creme... no string (holder) attached... comin' at ya! Manta...
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Today, I have been doing some work on my classical guitar so I took a break and decided to play some classical on my jem... so I plugged in an I noticed that the higher strings are wayyyy louder than the bass strings... but its not noticeable with a pick and distortion. I am wondering why and...
  4. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    Up for sale is my prized Ibanez Universe. I'm selling it because I'm interested in saving up for an 8 string, and I'm preferring active pickups as of late. I'll have pictures VERY soon, I promise, detailed pictures showing everything. However for now for recent pictures, check the threads...
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello there... I'm new to the forum, and got my first Ibanez today after being a Jackson and Fender user for years. I was forced to return my fairly new Jackson DK2M because there was a problem with the tremolo system I couldn't fix, and since DK2M's are out of stock in the UK I decided to buy...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, on my UV777BK the string action is damn high around the 12th fret. It tried to lower the floyd but it doesn´t help much. So I also tried to adjust the neck but it also doesn´t help much around the 12th fret / higher frets. Does someone know what I´m doing wrong? I´m not the first owner of...
  7. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    So here's the deal. I pretty much got the basic technique down. Lifting the fingers and resting them on the strings as i sweep. Well the problem is string noise. I manage to keep it pretty controlled if i only sweep the three highest strings, but when i try to pull of something starting on the...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey , I just got myself I sabre and I dont know what the hell is going on.. it came in standard tuning with 9-42's but the strings were really old so I went to buy new strings and I restrung it.. I cant tune it up! o.O It doesnt hold tuning at all, like if I tune my bottom E to E and then tune...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Here it is for those you wnat to hear this great piece of gear!! Just click on the image... Sound is quite accurate on this video, even if live there is much mure dynamics... ;) After the "solo", I engaged the "nuclear" boost... with max drive...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I've officially found my new, all time favorite guitar. I've seriously never played a guitar that felt better than the Iceman. Ever. From now on, I'll be playing IC-400's almost exclusively! :D On a side note; I'm pissed at Ernie Ball! I got a pack of Slinkies with my new Iceman, took the old...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I've been considering stringing my 770 with not even slinkys which is a 12-56 set. I've looked up some stuff and people are talking about modifying the nut to accomodate the larger size and that too heavy gauge warps the neck. I dont know how much is true but rest assured I'll get as much...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So, I've been fighting with the intonation of my 77FP for a long time. Just can't get it right. I've adjusted everything I've dared but still. The problem is with the higher strings. Notes sound good below the 14th fret but out of tune above it. I've set the intonation for the 12th fret. But...
  13. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I'm confused when a tuning is referring to dropping all strings down vs. just the low E string. Also what is the whole point of drop-tuning a guitar? Other than the low E string where the open position is normally the lowest note you can play.. for the rest of the guitar why wouldn't an artist...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I was shopping for a RG321, but the store only had a RG7321. The neck of the 7321 seemed to be more like the Prestige quality even though it was made in Indonesia. The other Indonesian guitar's necks were just ok, 3 piece instead of 5. I played the 7321 for 30 minutes and loved the thing, but...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi...I'm new to the site and have been playing for about 3 months. I just got a 520 and was wanting to know how to change the strings out. I started with the jampack strat and it was easy to change the strings out on it but the 520 looks a bit intimidating. It has the ZR bridge on it. Also, any...
  16. Pickups & wiring
    I just installed a Paf Joe in the bridge and a Mo Joe in the neck of my RG 2550 prestige guitar. The guitar has a Edge Pro bridge and the poles of the bridge don't line up with the strings, especially the 6th 5th and 4th string. On the neck pickup its more lined up but still a bit off. The 6,5...
  17. Pickups & wiring
    i´m tired of the sound of my Inf3 and Inf4 stock humbuckers in my Rg... so i was wondering if anyone knows any tricks or mods that i could do to them to alter the way they sound? i read that one thread about making a tonezone half ´´air´´ coil or whatever you call it... so, the seup is: INF3...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    As promised, here's my review of the RG 20th. Lazy people look away now, this could be lengthy, though I will attempt to keep it brief! This particular beast is the Road Flare Red model, delivered to me on the exact date I got my first one. How's that for timing?! Having owned the original...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Has anyone on this forum uptuned their guitar/s at all? I'm thinking about tuning the B string up one half-step in order to simplify playing powerchords (root-fifth-octive voicing) on the d string. By simplify, I mean the fingering required to play the powerchord. Original fingering b --8--...
  20. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey, Recently I purchased a JS1200CA (2006 model) but as expected it came with a less than desirable set up. I've been trying to set it up myself but without leaving the action really high the strings choke badly on the first string while bending. It's especially bad on frets 12 and 15. I like...
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