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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone! Dave here. It's been a while since I've posted but still feel like you guys are my extended family. I hope you've all been well! My friends were recently bragging about a guy they know that has ultra guitar tech skills. A guy who loves Jems! I thought wow. My 7vwh is in a...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all, I've got a Jem777vbk with a string height problem. The low E string is considerably lower than all of the other strings, and it's really annoying. I've attached some pics: two of the vbk, and one of my j-custom to show the difference. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can...
  3. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    Just a quick public service announcement. If you are looking for an excellent guitar luthier or repair shop in central Florida I have a recommendation. http://www.starrguitars.com/ I found them a little over a year ago when I needed some work done. Since then I have had them work on 5 of my...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi, I just go a RG3550MZ and I want to adjust the action. I wanted to "unlcok" the lock bolts in studs, but they are not there. However if I want to adjust the action with the actual studs, they won't move at all :cry:.... any advice for this?
  5. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I'm in Scottsdale, AZ and have a Jem 7VWH and a 1989 Jem FP1. I would like to have them checked over, new strings, check action, intonation, worn frets either sanded or replaced, any neck adjustments and set up whammy to stay in tune. I have tried to do a lot of this on my own but would really...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, Today I picked up "Dad" ('97 UV black) again, after being locked away in its case for a year. I would like my Jem to sound like the Blaze Pickups from the UV. When I pick up this UV, all my other guitars sound like sh¡t :( (yeah, even the Jems, RGs, whatever) Is there any pickup that will...
  7. Pickups & wiring
    OK today i took my guitar a fender stratocaster HSS to a local guitar tech to have some pickups wired in, after he did the job i left his house and drove home, as soon as i were home i plugged my guitar into my valve half stack and noticed there we a lot of unwanted noise coming from the amp...
  8. Forum Announcements and Member Help
    Hey there! Over the time iv been playing guitar i have become rather fanatical about setting up guitars and making everything about them perfect. After learning the tricks of the trade myself i have come to be rather resentful of the huge prices that come with having a guitar set up and...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    After a conversation earlier today with a guitar playing buddy of mine about getting my Jem set up, he recommended somewhere different to where I was originally going to go due to horror stories attached to the place, as I want my JEM to come back looking exactly like it went in ie no nicks...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
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  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Folks, Don't post here much, but value the site & members' wisdom greatly ;~) I have a stupidly mad recording workload on (for a change!) and my Ibanez DNA, wonderful as it is... (and It is Awesome for many tasks)... Really needs a top tech work-over... I think the trem posts are loose in...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So i visited my local tech, along with techs at ****** and guitar center, and neither can fix the buzzing on my guitar, nor on a guitar i plan to buy. One has said my guitar neck has warped, and i checked it myself and that seems ridiculous. I got a second opinion and they said it wasnt warped...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I never thought I would ask this question as it is a bit trivial. But can JEMsiters give tips on how to make the strings settle nicely around the machine head when restringing? For me, the string always seems to overlap itself on the post of the machine head. I believe this is highly subjective...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all, Just bought an RGT42DX, nice guitar with crap stock pickups which will upgrade as soon as more $$ comes in! Having a problem with the EdgeIII trem arm - I got the gtr without an arm, and picked up a replacement from Guitar Center (part #2LE2-1B), Unfortunately this replacement arm...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I need help as to why my tone sounds muddy. I just put together a custom project. I have an original AANJ RG550 basswood body with a edge pro, V1,S1, Super distortion (bridge) pickups, rg550 volume/tone pots. Im using a maple aanj neck/fretboard from a rg 450 \with gotoh tuners and rg550...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    as my title states, i need a good (and cheap) tech in nyc, queens preferably. I'm looking for responses from ppl who have experience with a certain tech, and went for similar issues that im going. i have an rg520qs bolt-on neck with a floater, i need fret leveling, possibly truss adjustment...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Firstly, sorry for this ridiculously long post. :P Alright the tech info on my guitar. It's a RG1570. I've made a few posts before with problems but I have so many and they keep popping up that I'm just gonna make a list here. Guitar's Info: 10 gauge strings 3 springs equipped with a tremol-no...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    If this is the wrong place to post this,, sorry. I'm looking for a Tech I either Edmonton or Calgary Alberta to do some work on my 2570. My guy just got a job in California. I can handle the small adjustments myself, but I don't have time or the complete knowledge for...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Lo-Pro Trem Is Squeaking Ever since I bought the RG550 Reissue I've always had a problem with the dryness of the fretboard. I love the way the neck FEELS but it seems I have to constantly condition this thing. I've played many other Rosewoods that have all kept conditioned and felt great, but...
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