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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    First let me ask a questions. Have you ever bought a new guitar that out of the box (not including Richs guitars) that the factory set up kicked ass and needed no tweaking?\ I just got my new American Strat Deluxe QMT and the factory setup was horrible. Action to high, neck angle need...
  2. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I just got a JEM 777 Desert Yellow (traded my carvin 4x12 and a epoch les paul) Now beware, the "person" that owned it before me did some AWFUL things to it... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v681/ZOMB13/ibanezjemneedshelp1.jpg...
  3. 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...
  4. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I am in need of a few parts for my Japanese RG's: -Locking nut shims -Hex screws for the back of the locking nut -Fixed bridge (Strat-style) Let me know what you have and what you want for it. I have a few things for trade-a white PAF Pro, Dunlop Crybaby, Wasabi Pedal. Thanks, Chuck...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'd be curious to get a few opinions on this. My RG450 used to sound pretty good, but in the last year and a half or so I've noticed it getting very trebly. I replaced the V8 S1 V7 pickups I had in it with Evolutions and it's been quite an improvement; it still sounds very bright, though. Not...
  6. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    For Sale- Original Ibanez Jem neck, Ibanez parts, and non-Ibanez Jem replacement body (Sold as a package): Ibanez Jem 7VWh Neck: Please read carefully: This is an original Ibanez jem neck. Originally bought from [email protected] Rules. In good shape, frets are lightly worn. This neck was never...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Okay, I'm getting a bit frustrated here... I've had my guitar refretted, but since the old frets were really worn, and it now has spanking new 6105 jumbo frets, there isn't enough clearance at the first fret. So I've been looking for locknut shims ever since. I want my guitar to be as good and...
  8. 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...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Okay, i am really starting to dislike my 8470 When it arrived, the strap-pin screw came bent and loose, the fingerboard was dry as hell, the pickups were crooked, the trem angle was completely off, and the trem-arm holder was wobbling. I've fixed all of those, but i cannot get a horrible buzz...
  10. 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...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi all The edge 3 on my RG350 finally went Kaput, so I installed an OFR on it. Everything is great, except the action. If I set it where It was with the Edge 3, I get deadspots on my high E string, and tons of buzz on my low E and A strings. So how many shims, and under what saddles, should I...
  12. 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...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Are there any disadvantages to having a zero fret?
  14. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Title tells all. Cherry except for a little rust on the lock screws which is easily removed some WD40. Black w/out alot of bubbles. Has everything included in the pic. Nut, arm, LOCKING STUDS in good shape of course. Also included but not seen is the keeper bar w/ screws, nut shim, and spring...
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  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    How to solve fret buzz? I have a '91 RG 570 that has some fret buzz on low E and A string. It buzzes until 8/9 fret. For instance, if I do a F#5 chord on the second fret, it will buzz on the third fret. If I do A5 chord on the fifth fret, it will buzz on fret 6. If tried to relieve the neck...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    what is a neck shim?
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    What do you use to shim the nut on guitars you've had that needed adjustment in this area? There isn't enough of that thin shimming metal under the nut of my latest aquisition and i wondered what others did when they encountered the same problem? cheers
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    What can I use for a nut shim? I need a very small shim, because I'm getting some buzzing on the first fret only with my new relief. (Went from .08 down to .04). I've heard you can use a cut up coke can? Is this true? I really don't have time to place an order for shim. I'm playing a show in...
  20. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Here she is, a very rare and sought after lefty RG550 neck from 1991. Direct bolt on to any right handed square joint Ibanez to give you that awesome reverse headstock look for your next 550 project. Black headstock so it will go well with any color body, or refinish it to your own liking. Logo...
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