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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Recently got a 1994 Washburn USA MG-100 w/ HSS configuration. Had a Tone Zone in the bridge. Went to replace it with a Norton, and the dang thing won't fit. I was in disbelief (and a couple beers) and was not gonna NOT get the thing in after I'd already removed the TZ and soldered the Norton...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Was just wondering exactly how adjusting the pole pieces affects the pickup... specifically on Air Norton and Tone Zone. Does it just increase output, or does it also affect the eq? Also, I THINK the guitar shop I had install them put them in upside down (adjustable poles on norton are on the...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    im looking to install my crunch lab liquifier area 67 pickups in my custom jem copy, but i dont want to use pickup rings. ive seen other forums where people say use foam or other stuff underneath, but id like a little more specifics before i go out and start buyin stuff. i had an idea to buy a...
  4. Pickups & wiring
    Hi there, I'm about to change the bridge pup (PAF Pro) on my Ibanez RGT3020FM to a D-Sonic with the bar facing towards the neck and I have a couple of questions: -do I need to do any changes for the wiring or can I just solder D-Sonic's wires in the same way as the PAF Pro's wires were? -I...
  5. Pickups & wiring
    Wiring help please, wired up my jem build following dimarzio instructions, its all the same but my 5 way switch is a 8 in line one, not the 4 per side like their pic. Single coil doesnt work on its own, but does in positions 2 & 4 giving straty sound. thanks
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I was just reading about this little thing: http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/triple-shot/triple_shot_swi/ I'm not sure if it would be sturdy enough to survive heavy gigging, but its a neat way to add pick up options. Anyone tried one out?
  7. Pickups & wiring
    Currently i have a stock Ibanez Prestige RGA 121, and i want to swap out the pickups for a couple of emgs. The two pickups i want to put in my Ibanez are EMG 81 in the bridge, and a EMG 89R in the neck. I plan on purchasing them soon, but i have a few questions, first off, anyone who could...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So Who can tell some words about that? the offer is - used, 1000 bucks, 2002. All original. What + or - it has? any troubles during using it? Thanks anyway!:)
  9. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qYjVQCp07H4#GU5U2spHI_4 Check it out, rate and comment please!
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey there. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of pickups the old RG750s were equipped with. Since I got my old RG550 back, I've gotten the bug to mod my RG370DX. Before I originally bought the 550 in 1991, I had my eye on an RG750FA, but when I went to put it on layaway, they had...
  11. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Before this hits the evilbay, let's offer this to Jemsiter's for $475 shipped This guitar is awesome,sleek Wizard neck with no fractures at the nut,original Edge trem with no pitting,gotoh tuners and ,a brand new clear picguard Dimarzio Evolution neck and Dimarzio Fred bridge pickup +new 5 way...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was strongly considering making a replacement pickguard for my guitar. But I had a few questions: (1) Is it difficult to make one if I have access to a router (hand and table mounted)? (2) What is the possibility of ruining the original pickguard in the process of making a template out of...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    so i am still kickin around opening up a music shop however the one and only local shop carries , esp, ibanez , gibson/epiphone,fender, jackson and prs . quite an impressive spread . so that leaves me with music man fernandes bc rich dean g&l schecter washburn and any other options i...
  14. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Been messing around with the Virtual Guitar creater. I made a few tonight, as well as a few Les Pauls and a strat. Its a really cool program, it will help me come up with ideas before painting a guitar. Heres a few I did.......tonight is the 1st time I've used this, can't wait to come up with...
  15. Pickups & wiring
    Hi folks, since we all post on a forum where alot of people seem to like dimarzio, or have a preference of them over other brands (thats the sorta vibe i've gotten in my time here) i would like to hear peoples oppinons on these pickups and to give thier reasons why they like or dislike them...
  16. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    Anyone try any of his guitars or necks? He has that new machine to, his work looks amazing. http://homepage.mac.com/bigvelvetdog/home.html I want to get a neck there
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I picked up a 1000BP back when the '2002 model blow-out was happening on that friendly musician site, and the first one that was delivered had a pretty nasty dead spot on the 11th fret. After a lot of wrangling on the phone with MF, they agreed to exchange it for another one (but *I* paid for...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    2 pretty simple questions: 1. to get the jack socket out, do i need to unsolder it to take it off, then solder it back on after, or is there a simpler way? 2. same for the grounding on the trem claw, do i need to take it off the claw and soler it back on afterwards?
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Apologies if this has been posted before but I couldn't find it in a search. What are the main differences between the SZ320 and the SZ520? All I can see is the maple top and the different inlays. Is there much of a quality difference? Cheers
  20. Pickups & wiring
    A week or two ago, I put an Air Norton 7 in my RG7640 to replace the stock neck pickup. It sounds better (i.e. not as muddy, a touch more responsive to pinching) than the stock but not by a ridiculous margin. As a matter of fact, by a rather thin margin. On top of that, my neck pickup is quite...
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