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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Sorry to bother you once again could anybody tell me how this is done? I think I located the source of my buzzing :)
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've just recently tried setting up my RG470, and everything is prefect. I mean no fret buzz whatsoever and bending is amazingly easy. The thing is that for some odd reason, when I play on the second fret on the G string and the 12th fret on the high E, I get pretty much no sound at all. I play...
  3. Pickups & wiring
    I have a '91 77fp with an evo in the neck and an x2n in the bridge. When i first got the guitar in had 2 evos and of course the jem single coil. When i initially plugged it in, it sounded really thin. When i took out the first evo, i noticed that the poles were extremely magnetic as little...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Lately, I've noticed that the frets on my trusty RG3120TW, she's a 2001 BTW, are lookin kinda 'rusty'. In addition to oxidation there appears to be tiny spots of discoloration on some of the frets, mostly on 20-24. Has anybody here seen this before? Is it just small spots of localized...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Can anyone shed some light on this for me... Basically, I can get the frets nice and level but I'm not sure when it comes to get a decent profile. Can anyone recommend any tools or tips? I know most will say "Take it to a luthier" but I'm almost 24 so I think it'd be worth learning for the...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I do my own fretwork for the most part. If there is a high fret or something, easy fix. I am not so good at leveling/dressing an entire neck. I try and follow the tutorials, but I just can never seem to get it perfect. I like my action as low as possible, so I lower the action a bit below what I...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The back of my RG neck has a few nicks on it and was wondering if there is anything I can do to smooth them out without really changing the thickness of the neck. I'm assuming extra fine sandpaper? Anyone have experience doing this? Thanks!
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So, i'm wanna clean my maple fretboard but i just want to clear some of my doubts. I heard in some other websites that you SHOULDN'T use Lemon Oil on maple fretboards, and only use naptha or lighter fluid. Is this true? And to clean it, are these the correct steps: 1. Remove strings...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi. For starters, I know NOTHING about modding guitars which is why I am posting this. I have a cheapy (but still nice) SG copy which I haven't used since I got my rg1570 (but still want to be able to use it!), and so I thought I'd use it to try some stuff out on, to try and get into guitar...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey folks... So 2 years ago I got this MIJ '85 Squier Contemporary that was totally messed up dinks and donks everywhere and the neck was virtually unplayable. So I sanded it down (figured I couldn't break anything as it's wasted anyways so I tried to fix it that way) and ever since it's one of...
  11. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I just bought this 777sk on the bay. I know it needs some help...just like the DY I bought back in March. Just wondering from the pics if I could have done better?? I needed a project while I'm off work with my recent back surgery. What do ya think?? 320014398177
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok guys, so here is the deal. Usually twice a year, for the last 17 years, I take my guitar to my setup guy and have him do a complete workover. While doing said workover, I usually have him polish the frets and lemon oil the board, if it is needed. Translation, I have never done this before on...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, I got this GSZ from Ibanezcollector, and it had been refinished a couple times. So I got the idea for a "Radius Classic" based on the "S-Classic" Ibanez came out with in the 90's. (I've got the SC420BC) The S-Classic was a different silouhette than the S and R guitars, but had the S...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    hey guys sorta new here but been reading alot here, but i can get a rg3120 for $600 and i really want one but i need some reasons not to get because money is a problem and just wondering if i should save for something better or if it is a good deal should i go ahead and get it. it comes with a...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Nearly 3 years wait (almost) is over.... Enjoy and thank you JEREMY!!!! Regards André
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Ok, after spending some months in the process of giving a new dress to my beloved 555 I'm finally come to THE END. After a lot of modifications (scalloping of the last frets, LoProEdge, split of evolution pickups) now this guitar can seriously compete with the big sister 7V. Here's some photos...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    clean all the gunk off your fret board without removing strings I find that a new strings grind the skin from my fingers and there is a lot of gunk left on the fret board any solutions thanks
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    i have ax7221 and its grey pewter matte.but where there has been a lot of sweat the matte has come off and become shiny.. so i was wondering how to get the whole guitar shiny...
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I managed to play on the RG2550E today in a music store, and comparing the feel of these newer Prestige RG's to the older ones, I noticed quite a drastic difference. I am kinda hoping this was a one-off and I put it down to being just a badly set-up shop guitar, but it's not that it played badly...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Recently I bought a couple of older RGs pre-AANJ and i really like that thick, glossy finish on the back of the neck any way i can get that finish? i have some "professional guitar laquer" in a spray can from stew mac. will that give me that old ibanez gloss finish? thanks! john
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