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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys! Does anyone have any top tips for sanding a lion's claw please? I'm priming my stripped 777VDY and those recesses are proving a pain to get into.
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    A few years ago I sold my beautiful RG3550MZ-ROM in a moment of weakness, and I have regretted it ever since. I've been trolling the auction sites waiting for one to come available, but no luck yet. I have an RG3550MZ in galaxy black, but I miss my old roadster orange metallic version, so I...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    OK guys...monster post, but I could really use your insight and opinions. I have a 1990 Ibanez S series guitar with what I assume to be a Wizard neck. It’s a very thin neck, even for my small hands. I’m in the process of refurbishing it (the guitar and neck) since it’s really beat up. I’ve...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, The finish on my RG1421 is pretty dull and unappealing, so I'm considering refinishing it to make the flamed maple pop and to give it a faux binding. Do you guys think this is a good move? Also, I believe that the headstock inlays are abalone. By refinishing it will I ruin the...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Man! I wish I had kept the number to this guy Chad who could get a guitar painted for like 50 bucks.... I have a 540PII body that's all chipped up, want it painted black. Simple. I'm not paying 200 bucks for it. I'll pay in neighborhood of 100 MAYBE. Know anyone?
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Jem 555 Natural Relic Hello everybody! Here's my modded '95 Jem 555WH that some years ago I refinished in a blue/green/black sunburst: After some years the finish started to fade and the colour was no more similar to that on day one. After stripping the finish I decided to leave it natural...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello Jemsite, I've been working this summer on this project a few hours a week. A RG2ex2 that I hollowed out, added a figured walnut top, and routed for a wilkinson gotoh tremolo. Here are the progress pics, and the picture as it stands now with everything but the final finishing and...
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    i am sanding and repainting my gio body. i have an issue though, i did this years ago with an RG200B, and there was a wax type coating over the wood once i sanded the paint off. it seems like this guitar has the same plastic coating. is this normal? im having trouble painting it with this...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys, I just found out about this forum. I think it's great! Some month ago I bought a '93 rg550ltd in purple neon finish, but the previous owner refinished the body in a dark violet color, leaving the headstock in PN finish. Now I am trying to refinishing it back to PN but I can not get the...
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    If i were to get ahold of a used rga121ntf, is it possible to refinish it to make it look like or similar to the Violin Flat Finish model? It has some belt buckle wear on the back....
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey folks! While I'm still writing my new DIY Guitar Painting and Hotrodding E-book, you guys can follow along with my new blog. I still get frequent PMs and post replies about the book and info, but it's not finished yet. So.....I decided to start a blog that will hopefully help some of you...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Gone! Thanks, Steve!
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi there, I have recently bought a collectable jem and want to clear coat over the Ibanez jem logo using nitro cellulose, but i am concerned that it may react with the paint that ibanez used to screen print it on with. Has anyone attempted this before with the original logos? My reason for...
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    Hi there, I have recently bought a collectable jem and want to clear coat over the Ibanez jem logo using nitro cellulose, but i am concerned that it may react with the paint that ibanez used to screen print it on with. Has anyone attempted this before with the original logos? My reason for...
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    Hi there, I have recently bought a collectable jem and want to clear coat over the Ibanez jem logo using nitro cellulose, but i am concerned that it may react with the paint that ibanez used to screen print it on with. Has anyone attempted this before with the original logos? My reason for...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have started stripping my JS100 body as it has a crack where the right tremolo anchor and post fit. I start applying heat very lightly and scraping the black paint off and noticed chunks falling off in a few spots where the glossy black paint had hairline cracks in it. Is this a veneer that...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I purchased this body and neck a few years ago and have finally decided to get cracking on it. This is my step-by-step plan. 1. Sand everything down with 180. 2. Perfect the body w/ 220. 3. Apply wood grain filler, cure, then 220 again. 4. Several coats of sanding sealer. Then I was going...
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