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truss rod adjustment

  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So, i'm sure there are many posts about this, but i'm having trouble finding the answer to this question so here it goes. I have a Washburn WI-45, (similar to a Les Paul) and I can't seem to get rid of the fret buzz. I've tried adjusting the truss rod (granted I have little knowledge as to...
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    I've got two Ibbys (RG3120, RG7620) that need truss rod adjustments, but I've got no pipe style wrench. Pm me if you've got an extra!! Thanks guys..
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    Hey there fellow Jemsiters Haven't posted here for a while, nice to be back I have a black '88 Charvel Model 4, and it's a rock solid instrument. I wanted to adjust the truss rod today when I discovered that there is the tip of an allen (or hex) key that's broken off inside the truss rod...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The previous owner of my UV7BK had 10's, and the action was pretty high, he used 4 springs. Now I'm making the setup with 9's, and I can't low the action as much as I want. I guess the bridge is too raised, but I'm not sure. I tried all the spring configs, with 3 and 4 springs, and the best was...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok, so yesterday i did something with my jackson DK2m That i'm sure some of you will find extremely stupid and suicidal. Heres the story... Originally it was setup for 10-46's in E, my trem is blocked and i wanted to play something in C standard, so i put a 12-54 set on it, wtihout adjusting my...
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    Don't like dealing with Guitar Center, thanks.
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    You may have seen my recent thread about my Schecter's truss rod. But I'll tell the story again: I have a Custom Shop Schecter that I bought in January. The lower frets were buzzing, and it got to the point where my first fret was literally making zero noise. So I went and got it professionally...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a Custom Shop Schecter that was professionally set up a couple months ago. During the last set up, snow was on the ground; currently, it's around 70 degrees, and has been for about a week. I think that maybe this is affecting my guitar's truss rod (?). It has a mahogany set neck and...
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Back in the day I bought my RG1570 used, it was shipped without the tool for adjusting the trussrod. Now with my own socket tool I can adjust the trussrod only when all strings are taken off which is no way good because we need strings to be in tune to adjust the trussrod! Where do I can get an...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just bought a new jem7v-wh but I think the string action is a little too high. Should I lower it myself or should I get a pro to do it? I have never done this before, and I don't know if it goes out of intonation and all. Thanks
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, I just bought an Ibanez RG neck from a guy here on the forum. The back of the neck is sanded down, along with the back of the headstock, so I don't know where it was made(cause I can't see the serial number). It was made in '97. Only way I know that is cause its stamped on the back of...
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi all, I've got an RG2570 (2003 model) that is a dream to play, nice low action and great sound. I've changed the strings (at a shop) and my guitar is now riddled with buzz all over the place, the bridge is as it should be - flush to the body - and the action was as I had it, but now its...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Ok I have an Ibanez EX160. Which for all cases is the bastard korean child of the RG series. Since It's worth practically nothing I can't justify trying to sell it as is. And just junking it isnt an option. So my plan is as follows. Sand the entire body down and stain/oil it or give it a nice...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I started writing this long, long ago but I never finished it. It has been sat on my hard drive for ages, but I figured someone somewhere might benefit from this information. So here it is... incomplete, but probably quite useful? I don't know. Maybe I'll finish it one day. STRING TENSION...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I know, I live in LA, I have techs everywhere; but I've spoken to many of them and they seem to know the bare minimum about floating trems and I really need some help with my RG. I know a lot of people have very low action with their Edge/Lo-Pro's and they have minimal buzz. I have this low...
  16. Polls
    I wanna do it... Should I? I play alot of solos.. Alotta of improvising, alot of power chords, alot of slides.. pretty much everything. how much will it effect my guitars playability, and in which way? Is it a good idea for a metal/blues/hardcore guitarist (i'm very well rounded in the ways of...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've been following the directions on the JEMsite tech section to get rid of my buzz on my 560 with a Lo Pro Edge. I can't get rid of the buzz on the wound strings from frets 1-7 or so. But even with relaxing the truss rod it doesn't go away. Now the buzz doesn't come through the amp at all...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm planning on picking up a lightly used SAS36 (Korean made ~$400) from a local shop as my first guitar this Wednesday. I've done some research on what to look for when buying used but without prior experience... I guess I'm looking for some tips on what to look out for so I don't wind up with...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I've got a 1990 540SCT6 and it's got a fret buzz problem. I had it set up by a local shop (Steve's Music in Toronto) and I'm not really happy with the results. This guitar pretty much hung on my wall for a bunch of years that I just didn't play and I decided a few months ago to get it set...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Should I shell out 180 Euros for a set of Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine active pickups? This pickup set includes both a neck and bridge humbucker as well as replacement pots. Now - although I have no doubts that these pickups kick ass - is it worth dunking them in a 2006 MII (Indonesia) Ibanez...
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