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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I started writing this long, long ago but I never finished it. It has been sat on my hard drive for ages, but I figured someone somewhere might benefit from this information. So here it is... incomplete, but probably quite useful? I don't know. Maybe I'll finish it one day. STRING TENSION...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I don't read a lot of guitar magazines, and mostly because there aren't many available in my area, but I do pick up Guitar World occasionally (lately every other month or so if there's something that interests me). Anyway one thing that I've been noticing the last few months is whether its in...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    How much do you pay and what brand do you use, and also maybe give us a heads up on where you purchase them so fellow jemsiters can get a good deal!
  4. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I have 4 packets of Dean Markley NickelSteel strings 9-54 for sale. 3 are still fully sealed up, 1 is unsealed but the strings have never been touched, I only unsealed it because I was taking it to a gig as spares and didn't want to have to mess about unsealing plastic if I needed them in a...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    My guitar teacher keeps ranting and raving about the DR Extra coated strings I've been putting on my guitar. In his opinion, he says they last a while, which means your guitar sounds like crap for a long time. I had to replace my high E-string after 2 weeks of play it went dead. I also...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hey , my strings seem to be rusting real fast after i buy new ones :S i wash my hands 110% b4 i play guitar and wipe the strings after.. any suggestions on how to keep my strings from rusting too fast?
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Alright, heres the deal. All I've ever played since the late 80's has been Ibanez Wizard necks which always makes transitions between other instruments feel akward. Not only are they thinner than most necks (which may be best for my small hands anyway), but the slight millimeter differences in...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So how many of you guys have Ibanez endorsements? I noticed Ibanez-Mag does! (AMAZING player by the way: v ) Anyone have other manufacture endorsements as well?
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    i have a 2005 7vwh and it wont stay in perfect tune when i do dives or big raises! the nuts are tight and the bridge is at a good angle. the strings are diardios 9's stainless steel strings..... please help!
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey there, i was wondering if anyone has tried these D'addario EKXL120 Tremolo Strings. I assume they are new to the market as i can't seem to find them in any guitar stores. Heres the description on the site. http://www.daddario.com/DADProdDetail.aspx?CodaID=609&ID=1&Class=AABA D'Addario KXL...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've got a few questions regarding guitar strings, since I will need to re-string my 12-string acoustic soon. 1. I have used Rotosounds on my electrics for the past year or so, and they seem to be excellent strings. I will be sticking to them for a long time. What are Rotosound's acoustic...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Folks, I have a DNA neck on a project guitar of mine and REALLY love it. problem is, when I pick up my other guitars (450 and 548) the frets feel bloody awful !! anyone know what the fretwire is on a DNA ? I wanna replace ALL my frets on ALL my guitars to match.. Thanks in advance... Jaden
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I posted this on DreamTheater.net, too, in the guitar forum, but I'm curious as to what you guys think: Last month, I bought an Ibanez RG3120 from a friend of mine (even made a thread about it). When I bought the guitar, I had a local luthier set it up; neck adjustment, intonation, etc., etc. I...
  14. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    yesterday i began to learn sweeps... plz post your favorite Sweeps here :)
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    More and more we see single purpose items such as digital amp modelers, power blocks and tube preamps/rack mounts replacing "traditional" amplifiers. Many say its in persuit of their own tone. The sound THEY want but just cant get from a "traditional" amp. Mixing and matching...
  16. Pickups & wiring
    Guys, Just 1 week back, I changed my pups in my S520EX for the 12th time. From an Air Norton / Double Whammy to an Evo neck / Evo 2 set. I really love the Evo neck.. its got this grit and more character than the Air Norton. Not as dynamic but good enough, and thicker than the AN. I love it...
  17. Pickups & wiring
    hey i was just writing to see everyones opinion on the evo neck pickup. what is the evo neck really good for? for shredding, how does it compare to the Air norton? what are its cleans like? how does it sound in basswood? what are its weaknesses? cheerz Bj
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    im planing on selling all my electrics and buying a classical instead. = ) any1 can tell me a good cut away classical to get? one thing im most worried about is the dimension of the neck, its got to have a fast neck that i can shred on, it cant be too wide like the ibanez classical i played...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    since ibanez's come with D'Addario I use them most of the time. I experimented with some other popular brands. dean markley is too harsh. ernie ball is too soft and lasts too short, etc. How is GHS compared to D'Addario in terms of tone, tension and life time?
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