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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I recently moved and loosened the strings because I knew the guitar would be subject to some heat. Travel time was four days and it has been 45 days since and I decided it was time to retune. Long story short, the guitar will only tune when the trem is tightened down. I can tell that the...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, I've got an old GAX70 that I've put some nice cheap pickups in (axetech Steam Hammer) and thought I'd use the opportunity to put on my favourite Ernie Ball Power Slinky strings to replace the slightly smaller gauge that it had before. I'm not sure what they were. Anyway, now I can't get...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    RG 750 Intonation is great but what to do with sticking part? I can't use my whammy bar where can I get a shorter part (not sure the name of the thing) ?
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I've been considering buying a new JEM7VWH, that was until I saw the comments on Rich's site about him not actually selling this model at the moment as they all seem to suffer from some serious intonation problems. Haven't seen it discussed on here (or my search abilities are poor), and...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've finished the intonation adjustment of my JPM100, following the instructions on Ibanez Rules. But look at the D string saddle, far back... I've never seen anything like that on any intonated guitar. I double checked, that's the correct position for all saddles. Is this a normal thing? Or...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    First off, I just started playing. I recently bought a Ibanez RGIR20FE BK. (fixed bridge) The problem now is that I dont like how high the strings feel. The height is good at the start of the neck but not at the end near the microphones. So I wonder if anyone could share a tutorial or point...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Trouble with intonation on the A string I changed the strings on my K7 a few weeks ago. Im using Dean Markly Blue Steels 10-60 just as I believe I always have. The guitar had been sitting for 8 years. She actually wasnt too far of out tune when I pulled her out again. Anway, I have been trying...
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I had a conversation going in the wrong thread so I'll move it here. Anyway long story short I bought a 2012 Jem and I have 30 days to return. I have been advised by multiple people here to get rid of it because they have a known design flaw which cause intonation issues on the high E above the...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys, a couple questions: 1/ Has anyone successfully modded an OFR version of '"The Key" intonation tool to fit an original Edge? Is there a guide or at least pics? 2/ I know it's a long shot, but have any new supplies of the Edge version of the intonation tool popped up recently? 3/ Does...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hey i ran into some problems with my rg3 well for one the screw hole (lol) is all stripped out for the saddle block on the b string and well the treble strings tend to make a very high ringing sound when i pluck the g string and its not fret buzz. its like a harmonic almost. ive done some...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I've re-intonated the 540r that I got last month. It was off, most noticeably on the low e string. I've got every other string intonated just about perfectly but the low e string is still quite a ways off (almost a d# at the 12th fret). The problem is my saddle is already all the way...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    sup People! I just got a 0.66 string for the lowest string on my RG7321 and I've been having a bit of problem with the intonation of it. I havethe saddle moved all the way back (with the spring in) and it's still off by a bit. any advice on what I should do next before going down to a 0.64 gauge?
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    i am having trouble with the intonation of the G and B strings on my ibanez. i havnt touched anything yet, but do i just release the neck lock-downs and take pressure off my strings, then undo the saddle screw and move the saddle to try acheive my intonation? im confused, never attempted this...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So part of setting up my 2550 is getting the intonation just right. Last week I spent some time trying to get the intonation down but one thing I kept wondering: When using the intonation tool, should i loosen the strings a tiny bit so when I slide the saddle back it doesn't pull too hard on the...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi fellas! I'm posting in this forum, cause until now the people here were really kind so I hope that I could have some help. As you can see it is about the intonation of the floyd rose style trem. First of all it is not about an Ibanez trem, my 25 old edge is perfectly intonated and stable...
  16. 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...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Guys, I need your advice urgently! Yesterday, I put new, thicker strings(11-52) on my RG and I can't seem to set up the intonation and the action right. Unlike the Edge Zero, I don't have the intonation screw and doing it manually with your strings on it is simply too painful. The strings keep...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The low E at 12 fret kept reading flat compared to open playing, so I just had to move that saddle forward quite a bit actually. I thought visually it would always be a tipical 2 x 3-step look (wounded an non wounded). So is this normal?
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I just changed strings on my Jem 7vwh and the high E string and B string saddles are all the way forward (towards nut)and intonation is still flat. You shorten the string length to increase the intonation pitch but there's no more room to go. Anything I can do? Thanks!
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey all, I just joined the site and I am looking to find a guitar repair/set-up shop that does excellent set-up work particularly Ibanez guitars. I was browsing the Ibanez Rules site and contacted them if they did set-up work on Ibanez not purchased there. Rich replied courteously and promptly...
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