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  1. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Is there a reason why all the hardtail guitars (Gibraltar II etc...) come with 10s? Do Ibanez just presume that if we don't want a trem we play heavy rhythm or is there a more technical reason? I know 10s work better on shorter scale guitars because of the lower tuning tension but I can't figure...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all, Ok, I did a search, but I couldn't find the answer I was looking for... I recently bought an RG750 that has 10s for the string guage. I want to go down to 9s. This guitar has the original Edge trem installed. Right now the set up is fantastic- stays in tune all up the neck- what...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Ok so I bought the Fernandes Sustainer Kit Fsk-401 and I figured that it would be set up just like Vai's FLO after its installed. But instead.. the Luthier came up with the idea of making a custom pickguard to hide some route work.. I was kind of Erie about the idea.. But I figured he knew...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    HI!! Just bought an RG370dx blh and want to know is the string guage that come with the rg370dx guitar original and brand??? Pascal
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I just found out about the Tremolo-No and I've got a couple questions for those who have used it on an RG. When installed, can you treat your guitar just like a real hard tail? Can you take the locking nut off at the neck and not have the screws in? I just bought my first hard tail a couple...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hope this is in the right section. I've got a strange problem with my RG560. I recently got it set up with 9s in standard E tuning, but wanted to try 10s. I didn't like the thicker feel of them on this guitar, or the tighter feeling of the trem, so I switched back to 9s. (I did adjust the...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    HI this could help you out. I had some big problems with my whammy after pull downs and pull ups. IT wouldn't come back in zero position and in tune. I tried blue steel, fender, GHS, D'addario etc strings, nothing helped. First i tried 09-42 all brands. Then i tried 010-46 all brand.. still...
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Mmk, well not long ago i bought a jem7v. At the time, it was a huge decision between it and pgm301. I think i can play better on the pgm, but the jem had the trem, and i need a trem. Ive got it for about a week, until i take it back to the shop to have it properly set up (they couldnt do it...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello All, Are either of these guitars suitable for a beginner? One of the reasons I am looking at either is that that have quite thin necks. I already have a Gibson Studio, but the neck is too thick and the guitar is way too heavy
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    That's right. Actually it's in the True Temperament shop right now. I will recieve it on monday! It's a -88 JEM7RB, the pickguard will be changed to a KICKASS piece of rosewood with true temperament-frets and abalone dot-inlays. Aaah, I can barely wait! Why have I done this? Well, first of...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    To all you Ovation owners out there: I bought a used 1862 Custom Balladeer about 6 years ago. It was manufactured in 1988. It was in superb condition, with no neck warps or scratches or anything. The action was always a little high for me, but my guitar duties were on rhythm, so I didn't...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    finally after waiting for 4 months got my Jem (Vai) yesterday, & disappointed, such heavy buzzing at G (all frets),, am really not technical took it back to the dealer, he said they'll go with the trus rod or something,, am not sure,, any comments? am really really confused... if i ask them...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I am trying to decide afew things about scale lengths, Dont think Its posssible for me to find any 7 strings in my city that would have the scale lengths I wanna check out.. Only 25.5 (already have that anyways) Anyways, I do enjoy 25.5" but when tuned in A (D standard on a 6) I do find the low...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Does anyone here remove the trem back plate for any reason...if so what is it? I have heard some conflicting info bout this topic
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    http://zacharyguitars.com/040705pics.htm What do you think? Looks like a monster! Probably in every aspect. Take a look at the neck. Seems really thick. Here are some videos too http://zacharyguitars.com/040705_01.wmv http://zacharyguitars.com/040705_02.wmv Too bad there's no distortion in...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently bought a RG2620QM and I found the action was a bit too high, more than 3 mm at the last fret. I tried to lower the trem but the lower string started to buzz right away. I figured I had to give the neck some relief so I began adjusting the truss rod. After just two 1/16th turns I found...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Okay, I rec'd an RG550 that's been stored without strings for a few years. I've read the instructions here, http://www.jemsite.com/tech/3other.htm#removestrings, as well as a number of similarly related things from Ibanezrules. Any other tips or advice ?? When I tried to correct the angle of...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok i broke some strings on my Jem. and i wanted to go and change the strings. so i walked to guitar center. i asked for an opinion of which strings to buy. i wanted to try something new because my old strings were sorta loose. so i thouhgt that getting 10s instead of 9s would help. so i asked...
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    Want one, already have an eight string stereo Ralph Novak which you could pick up at around $2200 over xmas on ****, just an amazing Di Marzio eating sound. Seriously though Conklin will build you a gorgeous eight string with a Custom Trem which would be three times the guitar this RG will be...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey, I recently bought a RG2550E brand new and i am very pleased with but I just have a question, btw this is my first locking tremolo guitar, so just bear that in mind. I took my guitar to be set-up cos it was new and such, when i pickedit up i was messing around with my whammy...
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