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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    OK so I took the plunge and got my guitar neck scalloped by Shred Legacy Luthiers on ebay. Looks like they've changed their name to reliable-fender-guitars, recently, too. 99 bucks plus shipping for a hand scallop job, plus fret level/crown/polish. Seems like a great deal. In the add, the...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all, I bought a cheap RG, recently did a full scallop, and love it. I made the judgement call to do the leveling after the scalloping in case the scallop operation changed the shape of the neck when under string tension. I will use a home-made neck jig to simulate string tension in the...
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Could people please tell me what are the main advantages of a scalloped fretboard, I read that John Mclaughlin was one of, if not the first, to start using scalloped guitars and I know Malmsteen scallops his strats: but I have never found a definitive reason to do this, I actually heard it...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Can anyone make me a mockup of a black fender strat with scalloped ebony board. It has pickgaurd and pickups the same color as the black Eric Johnson strat so maybe use that pic to start the mockup with http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0117702806 I am thinking about putting a...
  5. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Professional Music Technology DATE: 10 July 2008 TIME: 2pm ADDRESS: PMT Birmingham 136 Lawley Middleway Birmingham West Midlands B4 7XX DATE: 12 July 2008 TIME: 2:45pm ADDRESS: PMT Manchester Unit 5 The Red Rose Centre Regent Road Salford M5 3GR DATE: 14 July 2008 TIME: 2:30pm ADDRESS...
  6. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
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  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I will soon buy red RG550, but I'm not sure what finish is that. Looks to bright/pale to be RFR, but I dont know what other red finishes Ibanez had. Guitar is made in 1990 - the year I was born. :D Here is the pic. Its not the best quality, but...
  8. Polls
    do you like scallops + your reasoning please. I have no oppinion on them as i have never played them.
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I really am looking out for a 770DX but I've got a friend selling his modded 565. (dimpled edge, some chips here and there, scalloped from 10-24, DiMarzio PAF, 1 volume knob.) Apparently the neck pup and tone pot cavities are still underneath the pickguard but if I remove it the screw holes are...
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    A guy is trying to sell his floral pattern at a local auction site and someone spotted it. From the pictures of the sale a few friends noticed the lack of scallop over the last 4 frets, we were argumenting over our Orkut community about it and then out of the blue the owner showed up. He said...
  11. Polls
    I wanna do it... Should I? I play alot of solos.. Alotta of improvising, alot of power chords, alot of slides.. pretty much everything. how much will it effect my guitars playability, and in which way? Is it a good idea for a metal/blues/hardcore guitarist (i'm very well rounded in the ways of...
  12. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hey, this is my first real Youtube video where I'm not simply noodling, can you guys critic it for me so I can get a better idea of what everyone out there is looking for in terms of tone, style, technique...because to me it all seems decent, I just want to open my mind to what everyone else is...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello from Finland! I was wondering if here are others ibanez owners who have made scallopings to the fretboard? I did mine two years ago for my S 370, scalloped the whole board with very deep scallopings. It took me long time to get used to it, but now i don't wanna play guitar without...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    This might be a silly question. Do you guys have ever experienced that strings tension is different from one guitar to another? I feel that string tension on my RG is stiffer than on my JEM. If that’s not normal, is there a way to fix that? And what is the best low action you guys aim for?
  15. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Ok, Yamaha Pacifica 512. Great axe but little is known about them by most (they're an older Pacifica, much higher quality than the stuff on the market now.) These were sort between the middle and top of the Pacifica range, I'd put them just a hair above an average Mexican Strat. Metallic blue...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So i've just come back from my journey picking up a Squier Stratocaster i bought, didnt cost me much , AND its Made In Korea :D now from what i've heard, the korean squires are actually good! :D its a type of guitar i've always wanted :D a Strat with a maple fretboard (ala' yngwie malmsten XD)...
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    God am I depressed! I was hoping it would compare to a cheaper (Indonesian) RG series, but it just didn't. While I hated the strat knobs, the hate stopped there. The guitar had the best feel of any guitar II can remember. It made me wonder why people still buy strats. The trem was excellent...
  18. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    God am I depressed. I was hoping it would compare to a cheaper RG series, but it just didn't. While I hated the strat knobs, the hate stopped there. The guitar had the best feel of any guitar II can remember. It made me wonder why people still buy strats. The trem was excellent and I didn't...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ok Ok, I know this is going to be blasphemous but i've always been attrated to the Fender Malmsteen Signature...(not the guy, only his guitar) I simply love that YJM neck PU... I just hope it's not noisy on a high gain amp. Oh and the scalloped maple fretboard !!! ( never played with scallop but...
  20. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hi guys...looking for a USA or Japan made Fender Malmsteen strat.... or, a strat type guitar that you may have for sale, that has a scalloped fretboard. I'd be interested to hear of anything you have, thanks!
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