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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi my name is sebastian and i just changed the strings on my ibanez jem from 9 gauge to 10 and the tremolo angle just wont get lower (to being parallel to the body as it should). I have an edge pro tremolo and the manual says i have to tighten the screws in the back (spring cavity) but the two...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Guys , If this subject is already beaten , sorry , send me a link please . If not ,there is my question . Closely watching Steve Vai in Astoria DVD concert , it is more than clear that both Evo and Flo have tremolo angle LIFTED at least half inch or more above guitar body . All my experience...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, I've recently bought an Ibanez Jem 7VWH. Since I'm a new entry in the electric guitar world, I would like to refer to some problems I've encountered so far. Problem A: When I play for ie 1-2 hours continuously I notice that the high (treble) E or/and the B and/or the G string are getting...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    If I were to just drop the E to a D, thus having D A D G B E on an Edge Pro Double Locking Tremolo, what steps would I have to take? I am assuming then I have to readjust the cavity springs for the Tremolo angle but if its just temporary would I get away with not readjusting it if I dont might...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok so I bought a used USA Custom RG. I replaced the Edge Trem with a different one in much better condition and new locking trem post. *The locking nut is screwed in tight *The trem is lubricated *I've been stretching the strings since this morning *The tuners are screwed in tight *The tremolo...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I recently raised the action on my RG, after all these months of wanting the lowest action possible. Let me tell you, it was like lifting a blanket off my sound! All my notes are now much "fuller", and they sustain a lot longer. At first, it was a little difficult getting used to, but after a...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I noticed slight annoyance with my new RG2550 after I set up tremolo and action. Trem bar touches (very slightly, but annoying) volume pot while I'm rotating it (in neutral position). Also, sometimes I hear some cracking springy noise when rotating trem bar. Any idea what could that be? There...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Okay, I rec'd an RG550 that's been stored without strings for a few years. I've read the instructions here, http://www.jemsite.com/tech/3other.htm#removestrings, as well as a number of similarly related things from Ibanezrules. Any other tips or advice ?? When I tried to correct the angle of...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello everyone i just tried a set of .010 - .046 gauge strings on my jem and it doesn't look very happy at all, how far can i go with the screws at the back? or should i just add another spring?
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok guys. I need some of your expertise now! I've owned this jem7bsb for some time and I haven't played it for a couple of years. Now I want to set it up and start using it again and I'm having problems with the setup. To start with, the tremolo angle is nothing close to neutral, it is...
  11. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey everyone! I've been reading this forum for the past month trying to figure out wether to get the JEM7VWH or the JEM77BRMR and I decided to get the JEM7VWH. It's an awesome guitar. I started wanting a JEM when Steve Vai came into my Dad's friend's work and gave my Dad's friend a VWH. You...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    From what I've read, the trem angle for my unit shows that it should roughly be parallel to the top of the guitar body. Mine is slightly "above" right now meaning I need to run the screws into the body vs backing them out. Right now, there's only 1-1/2 to 2 threads showing but there's still the...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    OK...I have read Rich's instructions and the ones on this site...several times. Very helpful reading! I really do appreciate all the help with the information...thank you guys for posting that! But...and maybe I am misreading things...both sets of instructions mention that I needed to set the...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hello, i fixed my tremolo angle yesterday, and i tune my guitar, just now i find the pitch is way lower than it should be, so i tune it up, and everytime i tune it to the high e string, low e would be completely out of tune, again, so i keep tuning it up like 3 times and find the tremolo angle...
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I found some phots of Steves guitar on a Swedish forum, so I thought I post them here. So they are not taken by me. They are taken by a Swedish guy who had an EVO pass for the show in Malmö, Sweden. I hope he don't mind me posting them here. /Magnus
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I hope this is the right place to put this thread. It isn't really a JS specific issue but what the heck. I bought this axe a while ago and it played like a dream. It sounds fantastic through a BOSS GT-6 and a Laney TFX Stack. :D Few days ago I opened the case and I noticed that the tremolo...
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I cannot seem to get my 2003 JS-100 with the new Edge II locking trem to stay in tune - even through regular playing & it is driving me nuts!!!! I had an old S470 with a Lo-TRS II that NEVER went out of tune....not even under severe abuse - anyone know what the heck is going on & what I can do...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a RG2550EX and i have only had for 1 month. I wanted to change strings and took off all the strings. I placed all the strings in without a ball end and clamped then. When i came to tuning it just rattled that much that i cudnt tune it. I noticed that my trem was all the way down and was...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just restrung my UV777. I stayed true with the methods I've known: one string at a time..tune to neighboring string....stretch...retune...stretch and retune...lather rinse repeat. But the problem I'm experiencing is that my bridge doesn't seem to want to set like it did when I first got it...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi All, Need help of seting the tremolo angle I have tighten the screw almoost till the end - but it does not help. http://www.nextd.net/ibanez/ibanez.htm - here is 4 picture of my bridge and what I'm trying to do. Please help with advise. Thank you P.S. Guitar Ibanez 570RG 2000y Asgaroth
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