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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys, Ive been a long time viewer of these forums as ive always wanted to try and make my own guitar but never had the time or money to waste, but now the time has come to start my project. Ive just got a few questions tho and i'm wondering if peeps could give me a little advice or tips...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey everybody. I'm pretty new to locking tremolo systems, and I was wondering if there was anyone out there willing to do a complete video guide to setting up your guitar for play (string stretching, tuning, height, intonation, whatever), and then putting it up on YouTube. I'm sure there must...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi, Just got a 550 20th, i lvoe the feel of the trem, however, it does not return to neutral from a pull up... yes, the locking studs are locked and i have got chapstick on the knife edges, 9 42 gauge strings on... Any suggestions? Thanks!
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    How long do you guys take to restring a six string double locking tremolo guitar? Just wondering. Cause i was restringing today and it wasted 45 mins of my life.
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Well i dont know wether or not to post this in the tech section or the jem section so ill post here first. Anyways: My jem keeps breaking strings too easily. Mostly the high E. I had a brand new pack of DRs and just put them on, i locked down the strings and they were perfect. I played my...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    if my jem7v goes out of tune after playing it for 5 min and i bring down the strings till it flaps then its back in tune, does that mean my tremolo is nto set up properly?its still only like a week old maybe the strings arnt broken in?is that it?if nto wahts the problem?
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Ok, I thought we could have a thread to share some tips for our Ibanez guitars. Ok here's mine :- To restore your maple neck (Wizard, or any maple neck for that matter), to get rid of that sticky, glossy shine that builds up over the years, I use a green scourer, the kind you get on the back of...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, I have a 2550 with the EP trem and I have few questions. 1. I recently changed my strings and stretched them in properly and I can dive and return in pitch however my D and G strings return sightly flat. Any suggestions? 2.My trem arm swings around like crazy and cos i'm a bit of a noob I...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    im having serious issues with tuning my floating bridge, i havent played it because i cannot tune it and i wanna just smash the thing out of the window. I have tried cross tuning, over tuning, ive looked at every freaking guide on the net, but I just cannot tune it, if im lucky it gets -10 on...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Anybody tried any of those especially one of their PRS copies? http://www.dillionguitars.com/ Regards André
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, After you restring you have to stretch it. My question is when you stretch the strings do you have to lock the nuts? Seems like a very simple question but no one really talks about this.
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey, I have an Ibanez RG350EX, and I'm struggling to keep it in tune when divebombing (has Edge III tremolo). I've heard about the tremel-no, and am wondering if it increases tuning stability whether in "dive only mode" or "full floating mode". Has anyone tried it to give any details on it?
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey all, I was just restringing my Les Paul and realised how well my little trick to make new strings stay in tune works, so I thought that I would share. If you don't do this already, you should! I put the string on and tune it to pitch, and then put a finger or two beneath the string and...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    if i did something like this.. http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/tht2.htm firstly is it fine keeping the locking nut at the headstock and using it? obviously the new bridge won't be locking. as far as i can see this would be sweet, no need for locking tuners. but there may be something subtle...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Yesterday I bought a brand new RG320DX from Guitar Center, and played it for a good hour before I bought it. When I got it home, i noticed the strings tightened up and were a half step higher than they were when I tuned it in the store. I proceeded to change the strings, as per the...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Man, I don't know what it is, but my guitar keeps going out of tune, I didn't notice it this bad before. It's an Ibanez RG prestige, it's not old. Few full bends, and it's out of tune, some trem work, and it's way out of tune, the strings have been on it for 6 days now, well played in. I've...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have recently purchased a JEM7D off ****. It is a stunning guitar and is fitted with a Lo-Pro Edge II tem. Previously I had a JS100 with a Lo-Pro Edge tem and the tuning after some divebombs was terrible. There is a significant improvement with the JEM7D but not quite perfect. i want it to be...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have a Carvin DC127 with Floyd Rose and Sperzel tuners that I can tune quite quickly. I only have to go through a few cycles of tuning the strings before the tuning stabilizes. With my RG2820 it takes so long to get a stable tuning. It is driving me nuts. How long does it take you? I wish I...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    well, this buddy of mine has a Kay guitar, and wanted some help fixing it up. so, in addition to adding new strings, i fixed the intonation, the action, and generally gave him a lesson on how to do things. one of the lessons was how to stretch the strings out. now, i've never owned a guitar...
  20. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    How come my jam doesn't stay tuned its brand new ...
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