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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've been playing around with the idea of drop tuning one of my guitars. I use 9-42 strings, what would you guys think would be a good gauge to go with to experience similar tension?
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Without any filing / modification, what's the thickest string gauge that would fit an Ibanez guitar? a) Edge Zero + Barless Top-Lok (RG2550Z) b) Gibraltar II + Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (RG652FX) Would the answer be different for any other bridges (Edge, Edge III, Lo Pro, Tight End etc.) or...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    This may have been answered before. I have bought my first JEM, a Jem JR, a fine pre-owned one from Reverb site with upgraded Floyd Rose and I recently installed EVO pups over the stock Matrix and have had a few frets dressed, neck and fingerboard examined thoroughly set and up by an experienced...
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    So i just picked up a brand new 2013 Universe Premium, Plays and sounds phenomenal of course but I have a small issue... The 3 tremolo springs are fully tightened in the back and the guitar only has 9 gauge strings on it. I want to move to 10s. Not sure how to go about fixing this. If i am...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I've got this guitar which had .010 string gauge since it came from factory. I'd like to put a .008 gauge on it. I know how to adjust the truss rod (and I know I'll have too), my concern is just about the abrupt change in tension. Then I thought about put .009 gauge for a while, adjust...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    sup People! I just got a 0.66 string for the lowest string on my RG7321 and I've been having a bit of problem with the intonation of it. I havethe saddle moved all the way back (with the spring in) and it's still off by a bit. any advice on what I should do next before going down to a 0.64 gauge?
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, I'm pretty sure this question is asked on the forum billions of times, but I really cant be bothered to search for similar threads since I don't have much time... lol Anyways, my question is, I have a Explorer guitar and I want to change the 9's to 10's. I want to have the actions very...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello JEMs. I just joined thou XD I'm getting a RG370B MIK 2003 which most likely to my understanding is Edge Pro II. The question is, I'm planning to change the string gauge from 9-46 to 9-42 plus removing a spring as it has 3 spring cause I found the bridge a lil too stiff for me. Will I be...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    im leaving like in a little while to my local guitar shop, unfortunately I dont have another opportunity to buy new strings for some time, cuz im really busy with school atm, and my current strings are very old. I was thinking to change string gauge, cuz I feel like there is some tension...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi guys. I''ve always played 10-46 gauge with 1.5mm Duralin picks. That was my taste of pick-sound pair :). Now I've bought a second guitar and i loaded it with 9-42. My attack varies from too hard to too soft. Should i use lighter pick gauge with lighter string? E.g 1.0mm or 1.1mm? I don't...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm considering getting a guitar build from a local builder. I wonder about using fanned frets. I'm particular about the tension of strings; it makes a difference in tone and feel. With a larger scale, there will be higher tension. How does this work out? What strings do you use?
  12. Polls
    Do your guitars have different string gauges? Wondering if I see some of these collections of guitars here on Jemsite ;)
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    So: What gauge string does Vai use on his JEMs (if anyone knows)? What do you use on yours? Curious to know if people are use a lighter gauge (e.g. .009 - .042) on these.
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi. I was hoping you could give me some advice. I play an RG1527 strung up with 9-54s and use 3 springs. This set up feels nice and sounds good. Flutter suffers a bit (may be a technique problem) I changed to 10-59s and my guitar just could not stay in tune at B standard. I could tell it was...
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