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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Can anyone recommend a guitar tech who knows their way around Edge tremolo?
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I got this gio as i was looking for hardware for a guitar build. This was perfect as the guy said the neck was warped beyond repair and he didn't want it anymore. Turns out i love the neck - the profile and reverse headstock have me in love. however there is a couple of deadspots and fret buzz...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just passing this on, and can't see a reference here. In 2017 I took my JEM555BK to a local guitar tech Neal Ad****s who'd just retired from 20 years touring with Iron maiden mostly, but who had also worked for Elton John, Queen, and others. When I got my guitar back from him it sounded and...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all. New to the site but yet to post an introduction. Will do for my next post though. I have just stripped and rebuilt an S series Ibanez fitted with what I believe is an Edge Zero 2 tremolo. There is plenty on the web about changing strings and setting intonation etc but I can't find...
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I am just curious as to how well a JS new out of box is for playability. I don't know if my JS1CR30 will be setup for me or just shipped straight to me. There's no one here where I live that can do setups as nice as Rich. I am fairly comfortable doing truss adjustments and a little fine tuning...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys I have an RG6PCMLTD which recently developed a single note fret buzz which is mainly noticeable when playing not plugged in. It just kinda sounds dead/buzzy. Only happens when I hold down the D string, 5th fret, so I am assuming the 6th fret is where the buzz is, as if I hold down the...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So.... After many years of playing.... I've finally decided to crack down and do my own setups instead of having them sent over to my guitar repairer as the wait on getting a guitar back is over a week sometimes, which can be quite annoying. I've been doing a lot of reading and watching a whole...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone, First post here. I have a 1998 RG 7620 with a Lo Pro Edge unit. I did some setup on this guitar yesterday, the action, intonation, angle of the bridge and truss rod all seemed fine. There is only one problem, the string felt really really tight, I can't even fully bend a full...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've not been playing my Jem for a long old while, but have had the itch recently. I used to play with 9s and that is how the guitar is currently set up. I'd like to switch to 10s. Normally with other guitars I won't bother with any tweaks changing up or down one gauge. But I'm not so sure...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Finally got this incredible Prestige Ibanez, but I'm having some setup issues. Right out of the box this guitar had no fret buzz anywhere, from soft to decently hard strumming. However, the action was a bit too high for my liking and the the neck had quite a bit of relief. I set the neck...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Alright so first post! Now, down to business. I've been playing for about two years now, recently got a beautifully swirled, grey, white and black RG1570 Prestige as a Christmas gift, and some nice Dimarzio pups for it, love it but since I've been playing it, it has felt a bit constricted...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, I noticed that now that summer came, I needed to slightly screw the screws of the trem claw, in order to achieve the same parallel position of the trem plate as before. I had many incidents like this, back from Oct->Dec when I finally stabilized the guitar. I hadn't touched any tool...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I own a 2003 UV777BK which has the Edge Pro 7 trem which I use occasionally for the odd 7-String tune I enjoy. Having read about the issue with studs I had these upgraded to the locking ones and a pro setup done some years back and the guitar was great. Since then following a string change...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, guys! Got couple simple and probably obvious questions, with pics: 1) The first one is about string action. Here's a photo of 6th string (E) action on 12th fret: So the thing is, since I don't have a point of reference, what will be considered the string action here - 2 mm (when the...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, Looong time user of this site, so much so that I have even forgotten which email account I used to set up my account which I haven't touched for years! Thus making this new one. I will be honest too, I have half jumped ship to musicman (JP models in particular) and so use both Jem...
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello! I took it out, made some basic setup, truss rod mainly + tightening the trem screws. It started with somewhat mixed feelings, - i liked the sound, - the feel, - the weight, - the balance, - the fretwork, - the strength of the neck (KTS titanium rods) - the harmonics but : 1) for...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just bought a used RG 550 made in the year 2002 i am having trouble with buzzing sounds.. it came with green neon strings, sadly i don't know what size the strings are. i was wondering how to setup my guitar to optimal sound and playability considering string height etc. my goal is to...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Self-explanatory. I wonder if anyone has a pic of Steve Vai's guitar setup. You see, my teacher advised me to try setting my guitar like Steve and work my way slightly up or down according to my preferences. Current setup has too high an action, he said.
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello out there, I got a rg570 recently, and am finally getting around to setting it up. No matter how tightly I clamp down on the pads, the strings are not being pinched. I can still do behind the nut bends and change the tuning with the regular tuners. I took off the pads to replace them...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all, I'm hoping you can help. I have years of experience in setting up guitars, but this one is beating me. I'm constantly trying to get this thing "playable". Here's what I know: 1. Truss Rod - I've added some relief, roughly 0.5mm at the 10th fret. 2. The bridge is as low as it will go...
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