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  1. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi everyone, I mentioned in one of my posts that I was restoring an ’89 VBK that I bought. I just got her back from the luthier so I thought I would post some progress pictures for anyone who’s interested in this stuff. Before I start though I want to send a big shout out to Rich at ‘Ibanez...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello! My name is Johnny and I'm a new user at Jemsite.com. My native language is norwegian so please excuse my bad "norwenglish" :) ! I really hope someone can give me som information about my Axstar (by Ibanez) AX75! I believe it is a 1985 model. What I need to know is: - This is a HSS...
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I'd be interested to hear what you all think of this Jem that I got my hands on. I bought a Jem of my girlfriends neighbour - it was nasty. Started fixing it up, found out that the neck was warped beyond repair. Best thing that could have happened to it! I replaced the tremolo and tuners, and...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I've decided to share my techniques with you guys and the world on how I fixed my badly warped 1991 Ibanez rg770dx neck! I got the guitar for a steal and it was in pretty bad shape, but well worth the $200 I paid for it, and I knew I could restore it. The neck of course didn't look as bad...
  7. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, I need some expert advice, since I feel totally lost. I have a chance of trading some gear for a 1987 JEM 777 DY, but the JEM is in a bad condition. Pros for the trade are that it's all original and not broken or repaired, and it's the first production year, so it's a piece of history...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    This was an unintentional restoration. I was at a local guitar shop when some guy brought this in trying to get a few bucks. He got a few bucks and I got this.... Being a child of the 80's, it was a no-brainer. I grew up on Poison, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, and Motley Crüe and this looked like...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi everyone, I've been a jemsite 'observer' for quite a while and have picked up numerous tips from the threads, which I've really enjoyed reading. I recently bought a 1981 DT400 which I plan to upgrade/restore, and could use some help/suggestions. I can't post links or pictures yet, but it's...
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    'm looking for a Jem 777 VDY neck due to the restoration of my VDY. Price must be fair, but the condition is far more important. But if you offer a neck that must be repaired or must have new frets, do send me a message. I live in the Netherlands, but will pay for the shipment. Important...
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    I just bought my dream car, a classic. I've wanted a car like this since i was 3 years old. 1964 Chevy Impala 2 door Sport Coupe :mrgreen: I got an AMAZING deal on this car. i paid only $400 buck for it, and this is literally a dream come true. While it has no motor, transmission, interior...
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    Hi there ! Nothing to say , really ... just i thought i had to post there , as it was written "new members , please post here" . Anyway . I'm screamindemon . The name comes from a pickup i installed on my fender Am Std Strat (it's 15 year old , and it's a screaming beauty :D seriously , it...
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Well, after a lot of procrastinating, today I finally got around to starting to restore my 777dy I bought a couple months ago. I've posted pics of her up before, but Ill post them again to show what I started with. Ill keep updating pics of my progress as I go too. Here's what I started with...
  14. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I bought a (once) white JS1200 from an old friend for £150, it is in dire need of restoration.. the paint is all tobacco stained and the bridge is rusty and bubbled. But now i have the chance to buy, what i believe to be, a JS100 body for a mere £10 (which even if it isnt a genuine JS body, is...
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi All, I know I post alot of stuff on this forum but I seriously need your guys' help on making some decision regarding a restoration project of my 2000 JS100 I bought. Heres the damage already on it -cracks, dings, dents, belt marks on the finish -neck plate is cracked and warped :mad...
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    good day all, would like general oppinions, Assuming that I can get a trustworthy shop what is the forums thought on refinishing a 90' jem777vbk everything is great on the guitar but the body has taken a few ugly knocks thoughts anyone? thanks cp
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Since buying a beat up 77FP body on the bay several months back, Ive been slowly working away at all the major dings and scratches and trying to restore it back to new as much as I could. Anyway, with the help of some useful advice from some of the forum members here, Ive finished all the...
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