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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    An interesting question perhaps? I've never used any shim in a bolt on neck because I don't like the idea of there being a small gap at all. A guitar I bought recently (a Fender Strat) does have one which does make it play better. I did research into neck shims on Ibanez guitars and obviously...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm working on an RG1570 and I'm finding that I would have to screw the trem studs beyond their functional limit to get reasonable action. I found that that I have to shim the neck quite a bit, more than I would've thought was reasonable. I am stacking two razor blades (the thick part) on top...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Does anyone have some sort of formula or idea what width neck shim will bring down the strings so much? Or should I ask, a shim this thick will bring the strings on the high frets down this much. Weird question, but thought I would ask since trial and error involves taking the neck off and on...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    just took my guitars to an ibanez warranty shop..... they didnt know how to set up my ibanez edge lo pro tremolo properly, they had angled it too far back.... anyways after that that i was concerned and was going to pick up my guitars to take them to a different shop, but they were finiished...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Neck angle : is this normal ? I just bought an S540, made in 92. Here is a pic that shows what bothers me : img340.imageshack.us/img340/5126/img1260pd0.jpg (sorry I wasn't allowed to post a full link because of my post count...) You can clearly see that the neck is slanted backwards. Is this...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey guys, today I joined the jem family. I got a 2004 Vwh. Shes a beauty I love her. She screams and is something to behold. After being a browser for ALONG time and finally joining what seems like a long time ago I got the money for her! But theres a problem, the neck is bent, when I say bent...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hiya, I just bought an Ibanez RG1520GK, but the seller didn't have the trem, so I ordered the standard (Ibanez) replacement. My problem is, if I push the trem arm fully into the trem arm hole, then I can't move the trem out of the way because the guitar's volume knob gets in the way. I...
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I met up with the very cool Waz earlier today and am now the proud owner of a JS1000wh (the cool one without the dumb Joe Satriani inlay on the 21 fret). After a neck shim (the bar didn't pull up enough), action adjustment, a fret polish a wee oil and a new set of strings it plays great. Some...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Did the USA Custom shop ever make any of those? I have been looking for a cool radius model for a while and got one on the way. Has a USA Custom logo on the head stock. Regardless I dig the guitar.
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I got a used rg570. Problem with the trem is that when I pull up, it tightens up. I can still pull up but it is very tight. I looked behind the springs. There is nothing blocking behind it. I push the bar down and it doesn't have the same tightness. It seems like the knife edge is popping out of...
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    I was going to use it for a project but with a Suhr Custom and 77VBK to pay for, I really need to shift some stuff. As for price, well it isn't often you see a mint SK body up for sale, infact I myself have not seen one ever on the UK Bay, so I am asking £450 firm plus shipping. This would be...
  14. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Part of a song I need to nail spot on in a month at blazing speed. I usually just do it "pull off" style. But picked sounds better, and correct. There is just something about this that's really hard for me. Not the picking speed, or the fingering, but together......it's a train wreck. I...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi all, I've got an RG2570 (2003 model) that is a dream to play, nice low action and great sound. I've changed the strings (at a shop) and my guitar is now riddled with buzz all over the place, the bridge is as it should be - flush to the body - and the action was as I had it, but now its...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi All I recently purchased an American series standard strat. It really like it put I have found a problem. The shop setup was crap so I brought it home to set it up, I adjusted the string heights at each individual saddle to my specs, the problem is that the 2 adjustable allen key screws...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    First of all I'd like to preface this thread by saying I don't mean to violate the no posting auction links from the bay policy with this,but I figure it's probably ok since it's ended........oh yeah,I hit it......less than 10 minutes after it dropped. After I took a chance and hit the button I...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, I was wondering if you have ever played them or seen any custom guitar luthiers that make them. I just recently learned about the wonders of Greg Howe's fusion playing and when I saw this guitar I knew I had to have it hah
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I know, I live in LA, I have techs everywhere; but I've spoken to many of them and they seem to know the bare minimum about floating trems and I really need some help with my RG. I know a lot of people have very low action with their Edge/Lo-Pro's and they have minimal buzz. I have this low...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Here is my story. I recently acquired a 07 RG2570E VGD Prestige. I researched and researched, and tried out several Ibanez, Jackson, ESP guitars and decided this green monster was for me. I had the shop order one untouched, because most of the floor guitars there are poorly treated. Well it...
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