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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was thinking about the installation of a locking nut on a strat-style guitar (Ibanez RX-20) that is currently fitted with the standard 1/8" thickness nylon (or similar material) nut. The standard approach, of course, is to route the nut area flat so that that locking nut replaces the...
  2. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey there. I was wondering if buying an Ibanez JS1200CA is a good idea considering I live on Mainland Britain? If I am to buy one from anywhere I will have to have it delivered as there isn't a shop near me that can do one for a great price. What are your thoughts guys? Cheers.
  3. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    I have the chance to play on a cruise ship this coming winter. I have been told that I will be albe to play everything from the Beatles to Van Halen. The money is surprisingly good. for three months work I could leave with about 12 grand. ( well that's alot for me ). meals and some drinks...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys! So, I bought this guitar off ****, and stupid as I was (yeah, should've checked this asap after I got the guitar, but too late) I did'nt check the truss rod adjustment thingy. Well, I opened it today because I had to adjust the truss rod, and I found a broken piece of an umbraco in...
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    hey all i bought yesturday a uv777bk its an amazing guitar it came with 09-52 strings but i prefer playing on 08-48 if i want to change the strings do i need to reset-up the Edge pro bridge or i can change the strings and nothing will happen to the bridge? plz reply asap and thnx
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  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So that's it. Action is high around 5th fret and good around 19th fret. If I low the trem, I get lots of buzzing, and the action around 5th fret is still high. Guitar is Universe UV7BK. Any thoughts?
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hi.i have a bit of a problem here,the action on my neck gets higher down the neck ie from 1st to say 7th fret its ok,but from the 7th fret up to 24th the action is higher.ive lowered the action as far as it will go still the action is to high.how will i sort this problem ?????? thanks lads.rob
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, i just bought a second hand neck and put it on. I was told it from a rg570. Basically im getting a few dead notes and i can see that its caused by some frets sitting slightly lower than the rest, and quite alot of the frets seem to have raised in the middle so there is a slight gap between...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The previous owner of my UV7BK had 10's, and the action was pretty high, he used 4 springs. Now I'm making the setup with 9's, and I can't low the action as much as I want. I guess the bridge is too raised, but I'm not sure. I tried all the spring configs, with 3 and 4 springs, and the best was...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok, so yesterday i did something with my jackson DK2m That i'm sure some of you will find extremely stupid and suicidal. Heres the story... Originally it was setup for 10-46's in E, my trem is blocked and i wanted to play something in C standard, so i put a 12-54 set on it, wtihout adjusting my...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Guitar setup Sunday today and my S540 and my Carvin DC400TA got new strings and a new setup. My Carvin needed a little truss rod adjusment and I noticed how smooth the truss rod action on the Carvin was as opposed to my old S540. It does work very well on the Ibby and it is adjusted perfectly...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    One of my guitars is a cheap Squire Stratocaster by Fender, which has always had 0.009mm strings on it. It is not a Floyd Rose guitar. I don't know how it's called in English, but it has a tremolo arm without locking tuners. Anyway, I want to install 0.010mm strings on it, but I don't know if I...
  14. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Don't like dealing with Guitar Center, thanks.
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    You may have seen my recent thread about my Schecter's truss rod. But I'll tell the story again: I have a Custom Shop Schecter that I bought in January. The lower frets were buzzing, and it got to the point where my first fret was literally making zero noise. So I went and got it professionally...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a Custom Shop Schecter that was professionally set up a couple months ago. During the last set up, snow was on the ground; currently, it's around 70 degrees, and has been for about a week. I think that maybe this is affecting my guitar's truss rod (?). It has a mahogany set neck and...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Back in the day I bought my RG1570 used, it was shipped without the tool for adjusting the trussrod. Now with my own socket tool I can adjust the trussrod only when all strings are taken off which is no way good because we need strings to be in tune to adjust the trussrod! Where do I can get an...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just bought a new jem7v-wh but I think the string action is a little too high. Should I lower it myself or should I get a pro to do it? I have never done this before, and I don't know if it goes out of intonation and all. Thanks
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, I just bought an Ibanez RG neck from a guy here on the forum. The back of the neck is sanded down, along with the back of the headstock, so I don't know where it was made(cause I can't see the serial number). It was made in '97. Only way I know that is cause its stamped on the back of...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi all, I've got an RG2570 (2003 model) that is a dream to play, nice low action and great sound. I've changed the strings (at a shop) and my guitar is now riddled with buzz all over the place, the bridge is as it should be - flush to the body - and the action was as I had it, but now its...
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