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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello all i'm a long time lurker and I knew the coolest cats were here to give the most expert advice around the ibanez culture. I have a 1992 Ibanez S540 LTD in Jem Blue that has been a great friend of mine through the years, but i think it needs to be reincarnated. It acquired a bad chip on...
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    I'm about to embark on re-finishing an RG570 in either bright yellow or bright green (still to decide). Anyway, I'm planning to colour match the headstock so will need a decal which I would like to have a go at doing myself. I have a good quality ink jet printer at home and with the variety of...
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    So I decided to put together a custom build with an old S-series body I grabbed off the bay for cheap. I am putting it together with my luthier Kip Elder at starr guitars. http://www.starrguitars.com/ I am slowly getting the pieces together and picking paints and letting them do fun work of...
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    the suede red was nasty. Resprayed black then a metallic blue (honda color)
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    Considering a refinish on this S420 So... I picked up this little beater (Ibanez S320) recently for stupid cheap. After throwing a decent setup into it, the guitar plays/sounds/stays in tune excellent for what it is. Thing is I'm not fussy on the weird finish Ibanez put on it. (looks like a...
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    It's been quite awhile since I had an Ibanez NGD...This project has been going on and off for almost 2 years :mrgreen: This is pieced together from an old '87 RG550 neck I got from ebay that had a fretboard on it that looked like it had been a chew toy for a Rottweiler and an '89 RG560 body...
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    Hi guys, I have an 04 Ibanez PGM30 laying around. my first intention of buying this guitar is to use it for some project. You know I love modifiy my guitar. but as today, I'm running out of idea. what do you think cool to do if I have: Ibanez PGM 30 MIJ, rosewood board. Ibanez EDGE in chrome...
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    What are you guys using to get a nice shiny scratch free finish? I'm refinishing with 2k clear When i polish I get a nice shine, but when you look closely there are very fine scratches that i have trouble getting out. Here's what i'm doing... I'm sanding with 600, 1000, 1500, 2000...
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    Refinish problem. What happened? Please help I'm refinishing my guitar and the base coat is checking. I sprayed the primer last night, let it dry overnight and sprayed the base coat first thing this morning. From what I've read it sounds like this can be due to incompatible paints, or maybe...
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    I'm refinishing my guitar and have a question. I sanded the guitar down to what i thought was a nice smooth surface for priming (not down to bare wood, except a couple spots). I primed the guitar, but i'm seeing imperfections in the wood through the primer (minor nicks and scratches and a...
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    Forgive me if this has been asked many times before but I'm looking for input on a good clear coat for a refinish. Searching the forum it seems people speak highly of Spraymax 2k. I was also looking on StewMac at ColorTone Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer. Spray Max seems to be 2x more expensive...
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    Bought this a few days ago, didn't know what it was, seller believed it was a RG370DX. After 10 mins of internet searching, I figured out that it is a Ibanez RG470 from 1992, Has a Edge Tremolo, Gotoh Tuners, Made in Fujigen plant. Great guitar all in all, but the finish was absolutely...
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    So I was home for the holidays for the first time in years & came across a mystery guitar case. Low & behold, inside lay one of my old guitars I had completely forgotten about. Back in the day, this guitar was given to me for my birthday in immaculate condition. I knew a little about guitars...
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    I have a 2002 rg 570 that I had originally bought to refinish but now I am having second thoughts. The finish is in ok shape with just a small chip and a few small dings. It is a metallic almost yellowed pewter color that reminds me of a beige Camry and it isn't my favorite but I have no idea if...
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    I just finished customising my Charvel 3DR. I got this off Ebay last year refinished it in crackle and just added a rough clear coat. I finally got around to finishing the clear coat. loads of sanding between coats. I then fitted some led's into the neck.
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    Hello there! Some time since I last posted on the forum. Some weeks ago, during december, a friend called me and told me a guy was selling an unknown brand 7 string. Went and tried it, not too good, incredible high action, difficoult to play (hyper old strings), but I decided to take it. Got it...
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    I'm showing the progress of the refinish of an Ibanez RG and keep the maple top, this will be in different parts: Part 1: Remove the finish Part 2: Mending and hiding the dents Part 2.5: Hiding revisited Part 3: Applying a dye Part 4: Prep for finishing Part 5: Waxing and pollishing Part...
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    Refinishing a Maple Top I just won this item on evilBay: it has some dents and such so I'll be fixing it but, I'm woundering if it would be doable to "restain" it? It looks Lavender-ish, so I'd most likely just remove the finish and stain it over the current layer (with minimum sanding)...
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    I have a really beat up RG5EX1 I bought on sale and intend to refinish/repaint as a project. I'd like to know if there are there any other RG guitars I see as a visual reference with zebra pickups(not stock obviously), grey headstock, matte grey hardware, and no pickguard. I've been thinking...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi there, I'm not happy with my 560's body, the original paint is an ugly shade of blue with a yellow tinge that must have developed on the topcoat. It's got a few significant dings down to bare wood, the worst on the jack socket, umpteen dings to the paint, severe belt rash and hairline...
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