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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi there from Singapore: I have an old JEM 7VWH I purchased in 2009. It's been played a lot (but not in the last 1-2 years or so) and has... issues. I wish to sell the guitar (or spruce it up to a sellable condition), and I removed the strings a couple of weeks ago but was caught up with life...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently bought an an old RG550,, it plays and sounds amazing, and has the best feeling neck I've ever held. However, it does have a crack in the neck pocket on the top side, facing me while I am holding it. The crack is visibly in the wood, not just the finish, but it doesn't look bad (yet)...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone, I know its about as unexciting as Ibby's go but I got a 07' GRX20z at goodwill four months ago for $20. Everything was rusted to hell and it had a bit of water damage, but using spare parts from previous projects I've managed to bring the guitar back to life (and then some)...
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I've never been on here before, but I have a good reason to reach out to Jem owners right now for some advice. My parents house is in the Houston area that got flooded from Harvey and one of my dad's precious guitars fell victim to the high waters. It had been stored in its case on a shelf...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So, two of my guitars have sharp fret ends. my 97 S3040 and my Peavey Session Prototype USA. There is no tech near where I live so I was hoping to buy some toold and hopefully watch some videos, do some reading on how to do this myself. I was looking at stewmac.com and was hoping you guys/gals...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I'm restoring a PMC which came to me in sorry condition with a replaced middle pickup, 2 extra toggle switches, and a rat's nest of wiring. There is an extra earthed wire screwed into the floor of each pickup rout. Can anyone tell me if this might be original before I remove them and regret it...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey everyone, I have a DT-155 that I could use some help/advice. I'm trying to decide whether I want to restore it or move on and get something new. Here's the deal: Got the guitar in the mid-80's, was my first real guitar. Has some cosmetic issues that I would like to address (gouge in...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Finally decided after all these years to repair one of my babies i was downstairs (tile flooring) and i was play my Gibson guitar down stairs (not a very safe strap) and she fell right when i got up my heart sank for like 2 years and now i finally got the guts to fix her up this year.. and man...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    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...
  10. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    Just a quick public service announcement. If you are looking for an excellent guitar luthier or repair shop in central Florida I have a recommendation. http://www.starrguitars.com/ I found them a little over a year ago when I needed some work done. Since then I have had them work on 5 of my...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, my boss' DD3 mode switch died and I had Roland send me a new one but it's a different one compared to the one I had in it, this was sent by the spares and repairs guy from Roland Japan. I need some help wiring it in, there are 7 wires all together but 10 contact points on the switch...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I think I saw a pretty good deal for an ibanez rg570 here in my country. lo pro edge, minimal wear on frets etc. However, when I asked for neck pictures, i've found a crack near the screws behind the nut. here's the neck shots: I'm wondering if I have to spend big bucks to have a...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello all! I've been wanting to do some serious refurbishing of my 1987 Ibanez RG550 for a few years now as it's in an absolutely horrible state... an embarrassingly horrible state, I might add... but I'm not really sure where to start. I'm also wondering if doing so is a waste of money, as the...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a 1991 Ibanez rg550 that needs a deep deep cut in the neck filled and blended. At first I thought it was a crack but after taking it to a local repair shop they confirmed it was a cut. I've tried some fillers but the cut is still visible. Any ideas? I'm restoring to sell.
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Any recommendations on the best way to fix this.... In addition to the binding, is there anything that can be done about the fretboard? Wondering if others have done this type of repair and made it blend well so it's barely noticeable.
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hi. i have a rg1570 prestige which has a few chips down to the wood. How would i go about repairing these. i have been told to use nail varnish but which one? any help please. cheers.
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, Don't post much, just generally lurk around but I need some recommendations for a repair shop. I have a guitar that needs refinishing and some routing work as I really ****ed this guitar up when I was younger. I tried to rout it with a knife so I could fit a lo pro in to the bridge...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello Folks, I have a RG550 RFR that has been a case queen at home since I've been away on tour for several years. Worryingly, I've arrived home to find a small crack has appeared slightly above the nut retaining allen key screws at the back of the neck. I've taken several pics to try and show...
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Well, that 'waskally' boyfriend of mine is at it again... this time he bought an OLD RG550. 1990 according to the serial number. I'm always leery about buying something this old, and in this rough shape (that's why I'm interested in the new 'throwback' guitars they have in Japan now) Anyway, on...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Rod, I saw the repair job u did on the chip in the purple ice beauty. You think you could give a quick run-thru of how you were able to restore the paint? Techniques, tips, etc? Trying to save a swirl-fail here..... Thanks!
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