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    LGM LEVIATHAN official release and pricing..Update, Jan 2 2005 Ok guys, here is what a lot of you have been waiting for. The official release of the Leviathan guitars. First some info on the guitars. Standard info to all models: Alder body Maple neck 24 fret Gotoh tuners choice of Rosewood...
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    I remember reading on one guitar Alex something or alexi or something like that, that had Fender build him a 7 string Strat tuned to EADGBEA but they had lotsa tuning issues. Would it be possible to do that on a 1527 or 7620? Even if it was like, DGCFADG? i want to try something like that but i...
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I have a UV 777 and when i got it it has really light strings on it possibly 9'-52. I play metal and want a beefier string but dont want to mess up my trem or neck. Is it possible to buy packs with a top of 13 or 12 to a 64 or 70 low string? also will this mess up either my neck and or trem...
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    :D All it took to make a beautifull guitar even better was snipping a buisness card into a little piece and adding a shim to the neck, i seem to remember reading that jems come with a neck shim? well mine didnt and i have allways from day 1 thought it wasnt quite right , so i today shimmed the...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I got an Ibanez EDR-470x (and I thought it would be nice to transform it into a baritone guitar (B-E-A-D-F#-B). However, although I adjusted the truss rod and spring configuration accordingly, the guitar is still going out of tune easily. I first used 0.08 and then 0.09 strings to see if the...
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    I've owned close to 30 guitars in my time. Of all these guitars, NONE of them played as well as my Steinberger GU-7R. It is the ultimate instrument for me. However, Steinberger has never made a 7-string guitar. Does anyone know if there are any makers of Steinberger style 7-string guitars? I'd...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    ... you wear out the ball bearings? like if some of them develop flat sides? will you be able to order those separately? has anyone ever experienced this? (probably not. its been around for just a year)
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I am thinking about building a Warmoth 7 string and they only offer two scale lengths for their necks: 25" and 28 5/8". From what I understand, having a longer scale length will help keep the low B clear, so I'm thinking the 28 5/8" would be the way to go. I am fairly comfortable playing a 7...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've just being reading the tech notes on removing the nut shims on a jem or RG. Why is it necessary to take all the tremolo system? Surely you can just loosen the strings remove the nut and take the shims out? It seems a little dratic to strip the guitar just to remove the nut.
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok, I just got my new 1527 7string and its sweet etc however I'm having a nightmare with the action and the neck and i think the truss rod needs adjusting. Firstly the setup from the factory was appaling, but no supprise there expected to have to tweak. Gauge 9's and 3 springs is the dumbest...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I haven't heard or seen too much about these other than a couple of recent posts on here.. so here are my questions: 1..I have seen a lot of 8 strings that are fan fretted and some that are just regular. It seems that a fanned guitar would be a lot harder to adjust too. is there a benefit...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Pardon my ignorance with the Universe models---thinking of making the jump! Is it possible to tune the first 6 strings conventionally and tune the high 7th string above the E? I know adding the low B is the norm....will it add undue stress? Anyone try it? I see added solo opportunities with the...
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    i played a biker bar fri., sat., sun., here locally and as always, had my Wolfgang, Jem7DBK and i usually rotate a different guitar for a third - usually a hard tail - but just something else to get a chance to use most of my guitars live on stage. at the end of a very powerful, heartfelt, and...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    What if you leave you guitar with a broken high e string (or any string) for a while. Will the other strings put too much stress on the neck and warp it?
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've always thought the action on my 777VBK played really high compared to other guitars and I assumed it just a part of the design. I was most pleased to find the HOWTO here on Jemsite for removing the brass shim. Before I venture into the tech work I thought I would ask a few nagging...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have had RG550's, an RG770DX, and a couple others that had Edge trems which I liked just fine. I currently have a RG470FM (Korean made--and plays as well as the Japan guitars I've had) with a maple fretboard---oddball? At any rate, this guitar has the Lo TRS trem II bridge. It intonates...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I'm working on a project where (among other things) I'm replacing a wrap-around style bridge with a string-through setup. I'm referring to the style similar to what's on the Ibanez SZ series or Schecter C-series, where the strings are loaded from the rear, pass through ferrules to the front...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi @all, does anyone of you guys already own this guitar? Any opinions about it? Would be killer if somebody could send me some pics other than the catalogue pics. Thanks, P.N. ps: I think its a real bargain for 599 8O
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Christian has a Signature series 7 string model coming out from Jackson Guitars. Christian designed the custom model with the people at Jackson and it will be available for the Namm Music Convention this summer. Christian and Phil Demmel from Machine Head will be teaming up for a new advertising...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a Jem 7VWH that I bought new about three years ago. When it arrived, the action was high and the trem was tilted forward. After I adjusted it, it played fine so I didn't need a truss adjustment.
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