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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I've recently bought a 1994 MIK RG470 that has the infamous LO TRS II trem on it. I've read virtually nothing but bad things about the LO TRS II so I was wondering what kind of tuning stability to expect from it? Being totally new to locking trem guitars I have no idea how a poor...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I really want to tune my guitar to C G C F A D... but I have a floyd rose... I'm planning on buying a tremol-no with the deep C and always leave it fixed to make thing easier but I really don't know what string gauges I should use. I was thinking of a 11-15-22p-30(or 32?)-44-56 set but I'm not...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Here is my story. I recently acquired a 07 RG2570E VGD Prestige. I researched and researched, and tried out several Ibanez, Jackson, ESP guitars and decided this green monster was for me. I had the shop order one untouched, because most of the floor guitars there are poorly treated. Well it...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Let's see them. Here are mine~ :mrgreen:
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So, i just bought my first Ibanez yesterday, an 99' RG505 in Desert Yellow, maple fretboard, green pickguard, yadda yadda... I'm not sure how much the guitar has been played, but it's in mint condition save a few dents and scratches. Anyways, I'm having problems with the trem, which is an...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, i have a MMJP (also have an axis supersport arriving soon) was wondering if any of you guys know whether Big John uses a trem setter in his guitar? The trem returns to pitch pretty good as long as u keep the low neutral - high neutral thing in mind.. I have been thinking about putting...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Was wondering if anyone had any experience in fitting one of the genuine Ibanez trem setters to a Jem, as Vai has on Evo. Looks like there may have been a small amount of routing done to set it in a bit. I know the general idea but not sure about screw lengths, pilot holes positioning...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm thinking of installing the ESP Arming Adjuster and also the Tremol-No in my Ibanez RG1570 (Edge Pro). My RG1570 already has a rout that can fit the Ibanez Back Stop so it should fit the ESP Arming Adjuster with very minimal routing. Most people advice installing the ESP Arming Adjuster in...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    something struck me when i pickued up a jem yesterday at guitar center. this hasn't happened any other time i picked up the jem, and it only happened one other time when i picked up a strat a while ago. and that thing is..........my mind telling me "i must have this guitar!" but the $2000...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey im wondering how would i go about locking a floating trem so it has more tuning stablitiy. I really love the fact i dont have to tune for lie weeks on end with a floyd rose but i do hate how i can go out of tune if a string breaks or th tension on on string effect all the others. A...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I finally got around to installing one of the ESP Arming Adjusters in my RG8670, and man, I gotta say that it made a HUUGE difference. Took me a while to figure out how to set it up properly but now there's more tone and sustain on it than I could ever really need. The guitar is all of a sudden...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I am in a dilemma and need a second opinion. There is a JS100 that is in very good condition that I have the opportunity to buy for around $200. I really want this guitar - although I have it heard it is built rather cheaply. I also have a Fender Mexican Stratocaster that is pretty much stock...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I bought an ibanez backstop off a guy here at jemsite for a very reasonable price. Although i haven't received it yet, I'm already confused LOL I notice from the pictures of the backstop that it has a rubber piece that attaches onto the bridge, and that it has 2 screws that come with it...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just got a used S370 and I am having all sorts of problems with the tuning. In searching this site, I have found two posts that pertain to my problem, but they have not been linked together, and I believe they should be. http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=21569 this covers the...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    i took some advice when i rewired my rg320dxqm and when the bridge was off i filed the knife edge down to a little over a half a mm and touched up on the round side. well, after about 10 minutes of divebombs and pull ups, it still hasn't gone out of tune. my 2 $ent$
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    See below for the previous topic on the JEM and UV forum I was told that the OFR sockets/studs are the same as those of the Lo-TRS II trem. So I dont need new sockets when Im gonna install the OFR. BUT, the edge trem has this nifty feature, you can fasten the studs inside the sockets, getting...
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I'm doing a seasonal setup on my js1000, and I've just lowered the bridge - however some of the bass strings have a slight buzz, yet the treble strings could either go down a hair or stay where they are. So my question is... is it alright to raise the bass side a 1/8 turn, and lower the treble...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    When I ordered my guitar (a JS1000 BTB, lo-pro edge trem) I asked them to put 10-46 gauge strings on it. I assumed they would have set the guitar up to compensate for the heavier gauge but I'm having my doubts.  When it arrived there was only about 2 frets up-pull on the low-E side, and barely...
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