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  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    A quesition... I noticed that on my teacher's guitar the frets isn't worn down at all, which is remarkable since he got the guitar (a Parker Fly) 10 years ago. He told me that he hadn't even shared a thought about it until a guitar tech noticed it. On my Ibanez which I got about 1½ year ago, I...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Jemsiters, I'm going to be refretting my practice neck soon with stainless steel. I've done some NS refrets which turned out well. I'm mainly wondering if anyone has had experience with stainless frets and a flat ibanez radius. I bought the wire from LMI, so it's coiled in about a 8"...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    When I do vibrato and keep doing it on one fret, a grit builds up and the fret becomes very ruff. In some cases when i do vibrato I can see some metal shavings come off of the frets. What the heck is wrong and how do I fix it?
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Can someone confirm for me that the neck radius on the JS is REALLY 250mm??? That comes to LESS than 10"... 9.8 and change in fact. I find it a bit hard to imagine that the neck on the JS is more curved than on an SRV Fender strat that I played (and hated, although not solely because of the...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Well, in my really slow quest for becoming a guitar tech, I feel it's time to start fretting. I know I should start on simple stuff, and of course, on cheap/disposable necks. The thing is, I've looked around and basically I've found 2 radically different approaches: 1.- Stew Mac: "buy this...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi Folks! I'm in the market for a wizard II because of its thicker profile. however not sure if there are differences. would an RG2XX neck be different than and RG4XX, in terms of frets, and quality? I would ideally want a WizardII with stainless steel frets and [email protected] 1st fret rather than the 18...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I love its looks, the pickup options and I am thinking of getting a slightly used Carvin DC400 Anniversary with a Wilkinson trem, stainless steel frets, gold hardware, a nice sunburst maple top, matching headstock and probably some other options I am now forgeting... Apart from its great looks...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I found a used american made strat with rosewood fingerboard. It has the more modern blocky bridge saddles though. Based on the serial number, it appears to be an early to mid nineties manufacture date. The strat is up for sale for $625, and I've been wanting an american made strat but am...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    so this is what i have, i love back to my roots on the ibanez guitars but i had to go all out this time 22 fret s.s. frets 13 deg angled headstock corian nut reverse headstock maple with ebony fretboard 16 inch flat radius alder boxy hxh route rear route controls both body and neck are...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, just wondering how easy this it to do, ive never done this before, is it hard to get it all setup correctly and playing nicely by myself? Does it work out cheaper than buying a whole guitar ready assembled? Any info appreciated, thanks
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have a 2170FB. The 8th fret seems to be flaking. It's leaving metal shavings on my fretboard. What is going on? Is this normal wear? I have never seen this before. Maybe because my other guitar has stainless steel frets? Help?
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    $799. Good price??? A friend of mine has offered me a Parker Fly Deluxe, in excellent condition for $799. Custom dimarizio's, adjustable tremelo...so on. I've heard it, but haven't played it. Any one have advice/experience?
  13. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    Up for sale is my Ibanez jem777SK in Good Condition. Color: Shocking Pink Body: Basswood Pickguard: Original B/W/B - is showing some wear, but easily replaced. Neck: Maple With Disapearing Pyramids(professionaly refinished see below) Hardware: Cosmo Tremolo: Original Edge (Low E side has some...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I really think this is my next purchase, the bolt-t (wilkinson), maple neck, 14" radius, jumbo SS frets, mist blue metallic paint, pearloid pickguard, sperzels. what do you think?
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have a Surf green (MIM) 1999 '57 Stratocaster. I love the feel, and the maple 'v' neck, and the tone is good...but the stock pickups make that "noise". I would like a good replacement set (all 3) for this guitar that keep the Strat-Fender tone but have more flexibility toward humbucker-like...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    anyone tried them? worth it?
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I am undecided between Gibson LP and PRS standard satin 22. I like the LP tone and burst but scale is too short for me and neck is not very comfortable. PRS wide thin neck is easier to play and not much different from Ibanez. They are about the same price range. What do you guys think?
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm selling my Gibson EDS 1275 and Ibanez RG550 20th anniversery to fund a Carvin DC127. I have 3 questions that you guys can hopefully answer. 1) What's the difference between their "matte satin" and "tung oil" finishes? 2) Since the guitar is neck-thru, will having a maple neck make it sound...
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I hope this wasn't posted elswere. grüße (:
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Just wondering, between the winter NAMM show, the Ibanez website updates, and catalog printing, when is the soonest we can expect to see the new changes to model line up and colors, etc. for 2008? In other words, if I am on the fence about buying a new SZ520QM, how long is it worth waiting...
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