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  1. Pickups & wiring
    I've recently changed pickups to an RG350, I put a V7 & V8 pickups of my 1570. Well the problems is that when I activate the neck&midle pickups (position 4) I'm getting a very weak and thin sound. Also the neck pickup is a little noisy, which is weird because that's not supossed to happen.. So...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So yea im still experimenting with string gauges since im trying to find out what gauge i should use to remove the buzz on my EAD strings. im now using 9-50 dimebag signature DR's and they sound great. but the intonation is off. so does that mean i have to get my jem intonated again? it was...
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    And how is your action? I want to switch to 10s from stock 9s but I hope the action doesn't drastically increase - so I want to know what other JEM users do.
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was at my lesson today, and my teacher had a newly acquired RG770 sitting there, so I had to play it. It was strung with 9s. I didn't realize how well I was playing on those strings. I've always used 10s, but I've begun to notice that I play a LOT better on 9s. However, I'm concerned that...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a RG2550 Prestige that comes with Edge Pro, I've noticed that the tremolo bar that comes with it is significantly heavy that it affects tuning stability. I have noticed the Edge Pro itself is a rather heavy tremolo unit so tuning is affected when the angle of the guitar changes while...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    I'm trying to decide in between Steve's Special and D-Sonic for a Drop C tuned RG320. I'm looking for a NOT STERILE sound, as clear as posible, I want to get rid of the muddiness I get with the infinity pups. Styles I'm playing go from Nu rock (mainly rythm work) to metal-core (lots and lots 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. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Okay..this is complicated but I'm looking for advice. When I pick a lick from the low E string up to the high E string I have to shift between 2 hand positions: 1) Low E to D strings - Resting the side of my palm along the trem. Looks almost like the "Okay" hand symbol. 2) G to High E strings...
  9. Pickups & wiring
    Hallo, recently I bought a Fernandes Sustainer (fsk-401) which a professional technican installed. The Sustainer works but there are some problems: - the onboard pots have almost no function at all - the middle PU doesn´t work, when the Sustainer is switched to OFF - there is almost no...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Every time I change the strings on my guitar--RG8127F-VV-- the intonation goes out, mostly on the lower strings. I`ve owned a Universe and another RG 6 string, but I never had any problems with the intonation after changing the strings. The guitar tech who set it up after the first instance said...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, I have 2 important question about my Ibanez Jem that I just got. First of all im concerned about the neck and am having trouble get the action and truss rod correct. It appears that my neck is higher at the e string than at the low string... for example I fretted the 1st and last frets than...
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    (I've posted this on several forums I frequent now so forgive the copy and paste if you're getting deja vu!) I'm grinning from ear to ear right now, it's in the dealer's shop at the moment just arrived from the factory, but will be shipping soon. Here is the spec: Guitar Model - Carved top...
  13. Pickups & wiring
    So I'm still torn between these two pickups to go in a 550DX which is down-tuned to C. I'm assured that the bridge will be a D-Sonic [bar in bridge position] to play metal/shred + clean tones. To contrast that tone, I want a smooth yet harmonically rich lead tone with enough bite for the neck...
  14. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Try doing this in a loop starting out slow and building up speed. It gives my left hand a major work out since it's on the lower strings and lower on the fretboard. |---------------------------------|------------------------------------|‬...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    ...on my RGA121. specifically the A and low E strings. i'll pluck the 3 highest strings and they hum slightly, making high clean licks with distortion impossible. i got it professionally set up, i don't think it was doing this before i got it set up for 10's...there's also slight fret buzz on...
  16. Pickups & wiring
    I'm noticing that it's darn near impossible, to get pinch harmonics on my new RGT320Q. I'm curious to know if you guys think that's due to the DiMarzio/IBZ pup in the bridge. I had no problem with the Evo's in the Jem. The only other guitar I've had this same trouble with was my JS100 and I...
  17. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    It's kind of a random post, but i'm curious; i'm able to have my index finger on the first fret, and easily reach the 6th fret with my pinky, and the 7th fret with some effort. My friends that see this think it's really odd, but for me it's normal. So my question; is it normal? Is it a good thing?
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I noticed slight annoyance with my new RG2550 after I set up tremolo and action. Trem bar touches (very slightly, but annoying) volume pot while I'm rotating it (in neutral position). Also, sometimes I hear some cracking springy noise when rotating trem bar. Any idea what could that be? There...
  19. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    yeah, please tell me. this morning some one said to me "you cant bend feedback" i said "yea you can, joe satriani does it all the time" he goes "thats called artifical feedback, n00b" lol
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Everyone knows that the Jem is the ultimate shred axe, amazing for speed, each measurment on the next is perfect for that technical style. What other guitars are made for this purpose? I heard the Parker fly is supposed to be good... what else?
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