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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I am really not impressed with this set of Ernie Ball Super Slinky .42-.09. I wish I could of written a review, however things seemed to have changed here, I used to be able to write one. The Ibanez reseller in Ausrtalia sold me these too, recommended by them. I used to be a D'Addario...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently got my first JEM - a 7vhw dated approximately 1998. My main problem with this guitar is that every single band practice I have at least one string break. The thing just eats strings. It is particularly prone to breaking the G and D strings. It also happily chews D's and low E's. The...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I watched a demo off a new tremolo which wont get out of tune, even if a string breaks. They called it StepMax. Anyone tried it? http://sleipnerguitars.com/movies/jamsession3.mov http://sleipnerguitars.com/movies/jamsession2.mov http://sleipnerguitars.com/movies/jamsession1.mov :D No one...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I am totally in love with the looks and the featues on the new RG3520Z. Has anyone tried this axe and is it recommendable? Can it be compared to any other guitar you have tried? http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_page2008.php?area_id=3&data_id=1230&color=CL01&year=2008&cat_id=1&series_id=51
  5. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    How many guitars do you guys that play out take on stage with you? Back-up guitars, needed guitars, etc...?
  6. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Exdeath/DSC04004.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Exdeath/DSC04033.jpg 2003 ESP Standard Series NT-II in good condition - just a bit of scuffing between the pickups and a ding the size of a grain of sand on the tip of the headstock. Absolutely...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello all, It would be of great help if you guys can help me out over this. I am using an RG370dxL with EdgeIII.. As i lower the bridge,the counter effective pull (for the whammy) gets shorter.. eg. cant pull off really high reverse pull offs.. I have tried adjusting the truss rod but i am not...
  8. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I have for sale here a Dead Mint Ibanez Prestige RGT220A-NTF. When I say Dead Mint I mean you cannot tell the difference between now and when I first got it. I have had it for about Six to Eight weeks give or take a day or so. There are no scratches, fingerprints, dents, dings, pick marks, or...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey everybody, I'm only 17 and I just got my first guitar with a locking trem. Its an RG 2570 and it rocks. I tried going with the stock super slinky strings (9 - 42) but I was breaking a string every other day. Now I'm using regular slinky (10-46) and I have it down so that I'm only a breaking...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    A lot. 9-42 supers. Lately, within the last few months....them bastards have been breaking hell. I've done it all, filed the blocks, changed the blocks around, swapped the D and low E blocks....I've done it all. Examined all the entire saddle area under lit magnification When you're playing...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've had an edge pro trem in a RG for about six months now, and still I haven't broken one single string. In lo-pro I break at least once a week. That's very good if you ask me. Anyone having the same experience? And if you're concerned about locking studs, there is always an opportunity to...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, My on-going love affair with my Universe has urged me to write a few lines dedicated to her: ---------------------------------------------------------------- Black Universe Oh sweet black Universe, you mighty 7-string, it is your touch that gets to me, that makes me cry and sing. You...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm thinking of installing the ESP Arming Adjuster and also the Tremol-No in my Ibanez RG1570 (Edge Pro). My RG1570 already has a rout that can fit the Ibanez Back Stop so it should fit the ESP Arming Adjuster with very minimal routing. Most people advice installing the ESP Arming Adjuster in...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Some guitarists' strings (especially Kirk Hammett-Steve Vai-Joe Satriani) looks very shiny on concerts and i can't understand how can their techs do that...When you put on new strings on a guitar with floydrose(i have RG 2570) you have to play for a while to make the strings on tune...But when...
  15. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    How can I make this pic of my Les Paul appear so it actually fits on a screen lol?
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've been using string cleaners/lubricants for a pretty long time to keep my string in tip top condition. I've gone through stuff like Dr. Stringfellow, Kyser, Gibson, Fast Fret and Jim Dunlop string cleaners/lubricants. I picked up a bottle of DR Stringlife at my local dealer the other day...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi, just noticed that my G is buzzing a bit, its odd, around the 1st fret for sure. A tech looked at it, since I've only had it 3 months they're going to look into it for free, plus see whats' causing the annoying grindy sound when I 'turn' the bar in place. The thing is that the tech...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    ...on a locking trem seems kinda redundant to me....if the strings are locked at the nut, then what 'support' would the extra loops around the poles give? The strings are already as bolted down as they're gonna go, I assume... I've read this, and since this is my first locking trem guitar, I...
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey guys, My Ibanez goes into snap string motion after getting to around +3 steps on a pull up, so im thinking about sticking a blocker in to block her off at about 2.5, so it stops me from going any further in a pull up rage. I figure this must have been done before by some guy/s somewhere on...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    i have a fender american deluxe and it has a floating trem on if you use the trem a lot eventually the high E string will break, how can i fix this?
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