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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I wasn't sure if this thread was more appropriate here or on another sub forum but here goes. I just bought a used Ibanez Prestige RG1570(made in 2006) for cheap and for some reason, my pinch harmonic on the 2nd string 17th fret has ZERO sustain, the other frets are fine and the other...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Question: Has Prestige S series S5470 etc improved it's sustain or was that only isolated cases of issues? I saw some posts that several guys had issues with the notes sustaining and had to go through drastic measures to fix it, I think the bridge was the problem. What about the S5570 series...
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    Sustain problem with j-custom. Some notes are dead. What is your advice? My new RG8550MZ has no sustain at all at the 2nd string 13th fret and 3rd string 17th fret (C 523Hz). The note is abruptly dead in less than 2 seconds. I have discarded vibrations at the bridge, problems with the frets...
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    I know the sustain issue on S5470's has been around on this site and the Ibanez forum pretty much since the guitar came out. Many people have suggested dozens of different fixes (some silly, some not so). My post-2009 (when they introduced a new middle pickup) S5470 doesn't sustain well...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone, sorry if this is a noob-ish question but, I have an RG2550e, Edge pro trem with stock Dimarzio/IBZ pickups. Have had this guitar for a long time, but there are some things that really bug me about it. 1, is that on the high e string especially, notes are super weak when I play...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, there is a theory that a part of the initial energy of the strings is absorbed by the moving/vibrating trem springs. I believe that, since it is obvious that much of the "reverb" effect that float double locking trem systems is exhibiting is due do energy initially carried by the...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    http://www.killerguitarcomponents.com/virtue-mart?page=shop.product_details&category_id=16&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=610 Saw this on my FB feed this morning. Finally an option for those using the latest bridge models from Ibanez. Considering the extra work to make a block shaped like...
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    Hello all, I am looking for your expert opinions to help me find my sound. I am not the smoothest player so a clean sound with sharp cutoffs don’t help me  I need something that will have some sustain to it to help connect those phrases together where technique fails me. After a bunch of failed...
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    Hi, I know I didn't buy a $2000 Les Paul, but my $400 left handed RG370DXL has practically unplayable string decay on the G, B and mostly the upper registers and especially the high E string- no sustain. Lower strings are not too bad. I owned an 1987 American Kramer Pacer Deluxe with an...
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    I was comparing my RG2570e that I just bought and my RG570 Swirltop last night and I noticed a very significant difference in sustain between the two. So I'm wondering what makes one guitar sustain so much more than another when their construction is so similar. The RG2570E has the stock...
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    Alright guys, I did quite a bit of research to help with this very annoying problem. I am having serious sustain issues on very specific notes, primarily on the G string at the 9th and 18th fret in standard tuning. I say standard tuning because if I drop the string a half step the "dead notes"...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I still have some experimentation to do but I'm in the process of making a sustain block for the ZRII and my S5470. I bought a "parts" ZRII trem that's missing a few parts so I could mock things up. I may end up purchasing a beat up ZR-capable S body that'll help with figuring out clearance...
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    Hi, I bought an Ibanez J Custom RG8570Z at january 2012. That guitar has an amazing look, but I don´t like the sound. The sharp chords sustain (E, B, G) is short and weak. My brother has an old Ibanez RG370 and it has best leading tone that my J custom. (More output and bright sustain on...
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    Hi! I'm new to this forum. I'm considering buying a new S570 w/ZR tremolo or S5470 Prestige w/ZR2 tremolo. I've been reading a lot of posts citing sustain issues with these guitars where the higher notes die off in a couple of seconds. So far I've not found a consensus as to the culprit...
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    hi.....i m buying a new ibanez prestige guitar..........i play mainly stuff like dream theater, bodom, symphony x, iron maiden, priest...etc etc.....some 80s stuff and neoclassical shred............................ i was fixed on a prestige guitar coz u hav little chance to go wrong with a...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have 2 Prestige RGs - RGA121, with AN-TZ Dimazios, and RGT220H, stock. I already noticed before, that sustain around 15th fret seems to die quickly on both guitars, but never really paid attention to this. I now have also EB MM JP6, and, compared to my Ibbies, it's like having a compressor on...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm experiencing a problem with my 1988 Ibanez Rg550. i recently changed the strings on the guitar from Ernie ball regular guage 9s to Ernie ball titanium coated strings (gauges 9-11-16-26-36-46). i fixed the setup, adjusted the spring tension, action, and intonation. ever since then i've...
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    I'm experiencing a problem with my 1988 Ibanez Rg550. i recently changed the strings on the guitar from Ernie ball regular guage 9s to Ernie ball titanium coated strings (gauges 9-11-16-26-36-46). i fixed the setup, adjusted the spring tension, action, and intonation. ever since then i've lost a...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys! I, as many others here, am using this popular teflon tape in my anchors of original floyd rose, so that the studs in them are tight and not moving. I was wondering, can this layer of tape cause any muffling of sound, loss of sustain etc.? Anchors are the most important point in...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all One of my guitar students recently done some work on his guitar (an RG350) and now has problems with sustain on the top E string (the thin one!). Strangely, it does not sound too bad unamplified, but when plugged in the string rings on for 3 - 4 seconds then quite quickly fades to...
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