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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone, I just got my 2 guitars ('91 770DX and an RGR570) back from a fret polish/ leveling job. The tech who did it was cool enough to throw in a free "mini" set-up, saying he tweaked a few things that he thought would improve playability. I thought he did a pretty good job overall save...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys, I have been reading this forum for a while and I know that the poster Rich has a reputation on here for being the person for setting up Ibanez guitars. I read in a thread that when people buy from his store he sets up the guitars different to Ibanez's own factory specs and I was...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Folks, Lately I've been reading up a bit on DIY setup and really want to learn this stuff. I thought my fixed bridge guitar (Ibanez SZ320EX) would make a suitable candidate to start with, not only for the simplicity of the fixed bridge but also because it does have a minor issue that needs...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've been setting up guitars for a few years and just recently purchased an Ibanez RG after not having an RG for quite a while. The model is a lower priced RG3EXFM1. I'm tuned down to straight C - using Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys (the g-string is a plain wound .22) My neck relief is .4mm or...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was thinking about the installation of a locking nut on a strat-style guitar (Ibanez RX-20) that is currently fitted with the standard 1/8" thickness nylon (or similar material) nut. The standard approach, of course, is to route the nut area flat so that that locking nut replaces the...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I want to buy a quality JEM guitar,and I was thinking is Ibanez Rules a good idea?Maybe not because it`s so far away?But if the guitar is good,why not buyuing from that Rich guy? What do you think of Ibanez Rules?
  7. 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...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have recently tried setting the action on my BSB due to the strings being quite high off the neck and unfortunately I have hit a problem.The tremolo adjustment is at the lowest adjustment , the action is set up correctly and the trem springs are as far back as they will go.I have set up all my...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi all, some of you may have read below - new JS1000 btb... mentioned about a bit of a buzz problem which only seems to be getting worse. Only seems to be along the majority of the low E and the first 5-6 frets on the wound strings. playing a barre/power chord sounds horrible =/ i tried to...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    You may have seen my recent thread about my Schecter's truss rod. But I'll tell the story again: I have a Custom Shop Schecter that I bought in January. The lower frets were buzzing, and it got to the point where my first fret was literally making zero noise. So I went and got it professionally...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just bought a new jem7v-wh but I think the string action is a little too high. Should I lower it myself or should I get a pro to do it? I have never done this before, and I don't know if it goes out of intonation and all. Thanks
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Well, the Carvin finally showed. Unfortunately, I now know why it was in QA for so damn long... I appears they most likely put a fixed bridge on it and then had to go back and re-route for the floyd, because the route isn't the best fitting I've ever come across. They also didn't install the...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've been trying for ages to get low action on my RG 6 string since I put 10s on it. The action is reasonably low I don't have a decent ruler but between the top of the 24th fret to the bottom of the low E string is around 2mm (well, I can just about fit a 2mm pick in gap, using the pick as a...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    well I saw that in rich´s tech section and left my rg´s neck straight as an arrow, but he says that he leaves some relief in the neck, so whats the difference? can you get lower action with some relief?
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello all, It would be of great help if you guys can help me out over this. I am using an RG370dxL with EdgeIII.. As i lower the bridge,the counter effective pull (for the whammy) gets shorter.. eg. cant pull off really high reverse pull offs.. I have tried adjusting the truss rod but i am not...
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    It's fine, just that the action is too low and the strings catch on the frets. The E string won't sound at all because all it hits is fret. I don't know how to raise the action because the bridge is too low. Or do I have to raise the bridge somehow? Please help, I need the guitar in working...
  17. 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...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    My RG20th was left in the sun for too long inside the case (about an hour) while I was out. I get back and see that it's still out, and (as expected) the case is pretty warm. However, I opened it up and found that the frets from 11-24 had turned a yellow color and there seemed to be condensed...
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, I am interested in buying a JEM, but I hear the setup from factory is not good.... That's prolly why many people recommend to buy from Rich (ibanezrules). Now I want to ask a few ;) : 1. Anyone here ordered from Rich and lives in Europe? (Please answer including a little review of...
  20. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I got my Jem 7v today, but the action is a bit to high. Im having trouble trying to figure out how to lower it. It looks as if theres a allen key hole inside the allen key hole. Do you have to unlock this some how? None of the allen keys provided fit the small hole inside the hole.
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