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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    after years of deliberating I had to do something, either throw it away or give it some "treatment"... what? you ask.... my first ever guitar - a strat copy bought from argos with my first student grant :lol: it cost me £80 and was always sh1te... but was playable and sounded more like a strat...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    i'm having serious problems achieving low action on my new used rg 470 i've followed tons of tutorials i found on the net (including ibanezrules and this site ) and still i'm not able to get the strings close to de neck without fret buzz now after playing around I got it at 4mm on low e and 3mm...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So, after many years I finally got round to it ! building myself a guitar, not from scratch or anything so really im bolting things together !!! I guess were all after something a little bit special and this is my attempt at that. many thanks to Rich - www.ibanezrules.com for the DNA neck...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I ordered my S2170FWNTF Prestige today. I currently have a 1990 s540ltd (made in japan). I was wondering if anyone has had any expieriance with the S2170FWNT. I hope it compares to my s540ltd. I am looking forward to playing with the new ZR trem. The prestige neck is something else I look...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I dont get it, why does the trem angle have to be parallel to the body. Is there a specific technical reason for this? Keep in tune is that it? Or is it customizable and diffrent for everyone. Like higher up, so you can pull back more? Doesnt the trem angle change everytime you put new strings on?
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello folks! I'm the happy owner of an RG 570 with a well-used neck that needs a refret. Rather than spend the money to have a complete refret done, I just purchased a Prestige neck from everyone's favorite online auction site. The auction did not include the locking nut. My current RG neck...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    heres some links to pictures of my bsb...... i took a lefty 550 body....stripped it....stained it ..burned it with a heat gun.....then clear coated it...... i bought the neck used off ****.........it had more wear than i really wanted...plus some cracks...... but it was professionally...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Wassup. I recently started to restore an old RG750 that was slightly damaged when the guitar was stored in a damp place. The case kinda rotted away a little and my old axe got rusted up pretty bad. Anyway, it's almost back to normal now, quite nicely playable, pickups replaced with some green...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Midway through my set up, and I decided to ask about the neck shim on my RG. I've always wondered why it was a such a wierd angle, and thought that now is the perfect time to change it if I have to. It also seems to miss the middle of the nut (looking down through the screwholes, I can see it on...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just restrung my trem-equipped 7 string last night and ran into the strangest problem. My low B appears to be buzzing at the saddle. It's not buzzing against the frets because it does it even when I raise the action to 3+ mm, and besides, the setup was perfect before I restrung. It buzzes...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    my locking nut is a little bit high especially on the bass side the guitar is a jemdbk there is a brass shim , if I remove the shim what will happen action and buzzwise? it isn't a real problem actually for my playing but do you recommend to remove it?
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    hey guys. i got two ibanezes that are giving me tremolo problems and i'm freaking tired of messing with them. i want someone else to fix them. they are a 3120 and an 8527. both do the "trem pull up, stays sharp; trem push down, goes back". i've set them up several and bought new trem posts...
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    It sounds very good but in short, it plays horribly. The strings feel stiff like you don't even get a grip on them. They feel like they will immediately stop vibrating the second you let them go (but they do sustain). The strings don't feel nearly as elastic as my old jackson dkmg. I also get...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I was surfing on the Ibanez Japan sites to drool over my favourite guitar, RG8670. But the guitar was nowhere to be find on the sites. Did Ibanez stop to produce them? I was hoping to go to Japan this autumn and buy one... Thanks for any answers. Dr. D
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Greetings Everyone, I'm new to this forum and have been really impressed with the amount of knowledge one can find here on various guitar topics. I recently bought a used Ibanez 220B (#C01025303) as a project guitar and have been setting it up. After hours of doing the "balancing act" on the...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi! I am having some trouble with the tuning stability on my vwh and therefore looked at Rich's site. I then tried to tighten the nut and it felt like it wasn't really that tight. But how tight should it app. be? I don't want to ruin the neck by overtightening the nut... Please help me on this...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've popped off the nut on my neck and am going to be replacing it with a locknut. Comparing the space where the original nut sat in comparison with my UV's neck (with a locknut, of course), I've noticed the space where the locknut will go isn't long enough at the base to fit. I was thinking...
  18. Classifieds Archive
    One .1 mm nut shim (2TL2-6TO1) and one .3 mm nut shim (2TL2-6TO3). Bought these new a couple months ago and used them for about a month. $2 shipped (cost $3.00+shipping new).
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I finally got around to re-doing the setup on my 7620 this weekend, and it's playing FLAWLESSLY everywhere on the neck with the exception of the open b and G strings, thus leading me to believe that I need to shim up the treble side of the nut. Problem is, I don't have another proper brass nut...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Has anyone took the shims out of their locking nuts? I took mine out of my RG1570 and it seems to be fine, although i have read reports that people generally leave them in. I am however still having problems with the notes choking around the 12th fret. I wish I could set up guitars properly...
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