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  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have an Ibanez RG350MDX and I want to make some changes to it. I'm going to get the neck scalopped to help me play faster, and am going to get a "monkey grip" cut into the body. I was also thinking about changing the scratch plate or making some cosmetic changes. Maybe I will strip the paint...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Everyone knows that the Jem is the ultimate shred axe, amazing for speed, each measurment on the next is perfect for that technical style. What other guitars are made for this purpose? I heard the Parker fly is supposed to be good... what else?
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've just notice that the neck of my rg (super wizard) has a little crack! Is this quite common and i've nothing to worry or it's a quite serious damage? Thanks as ever!
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone - Quick question - i have an olp mm1f and it plays great except when i'm playing hard or applying pressure to the neck, i can actually fret out/buzz the notes on the 1-4th frets. Only after pushing the neck forward (away from me while holding body against me) does it go back to...
  5. 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...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey guys, just recently joined the forum, though I have been reading up for a long while now. Short Jem history about myself: Grew up loving Vai and dreaming of owning the 77FP, but I was 12 at the time and even if I mowed all the lawns in the neighborhood, there was no chance I could afford...
  7. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Where would i find one and how much would it cost (Ebony Fretboard)
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    You get the idea. I brought it home a week ago, and Ive been battling it since. My buddy and I set the action, it was sorta high, and it still isnt fixed. I stretched the strings, but to no avail. Im hoping it just needs a string change, which I will do tomorrow. Problem 1) The entire guitar...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I wanted to know is the scarf joint as strong as they say or is it weak without a 3 piece neck?
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    My Jackson has been playing like ass for the last few months (Bad buzzing, choking bends, dead frets) and nothing has fixed it, you know the usual bridge height adjustments, truss rod adjustments, etc. The action has been getting higher and higher to overcome some of this, but its getting to the...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    hi, today i put new strings on my rg2550, the strings are .10 to .46 and when i started to tune the guitar i noticed the trem was very high, i adjusted it but my question is if the truss should be adjusted too. thanks.
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey All... I've done several searches of the forum/archives/FAQ. Lotsa good info, but I couldn't find my specific problem amongst them. I got a 540R BR recently, [now, I need to unload my 540R-LTD JB to pay for it, lol] and it's pretty clean. But I get a little funky buzz from the area of...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just got my new baby delivered today: a 2004 RG2570! It came in the factory box, so I assume it was set up at Ibanez. The set up was pretty bad. So of course the first thing I did was take the guitar apart. After I took the neck off the body, I discovered there was no neck shim inside...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    this may be old news, but i didn't get a hold of it before now :D http://www.rustycooley.com/equipment.html
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Greetings all; first time poster. Anyway, I just received a new RG1570 in grey-nickel via mail order. It looks great. I do have some questions and I figured this would be the perfect place to find some answers. 1. I took off the neck and it is stamped RG1620X-05. I assume the RG1620X model...
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Im not really good with the tech work, so can you guys if me some help ! Recently, Im experiencing little fret buzzes on the 2nd fret of the B and G String. I already tried raising the bridge, but the fret buzz is still there. Now, should I try to adjust the trus rod? The reason, I don't want...
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello everyone. As a member, I'm new to the forum, but I've been reading for several weeks. My question has to do with the Quality of Jems. What I'm concerned about is all the posts on troubles and fixes for 03' Jems. I'm looking at a Jem 7VWH. I'm also looking at USA Jacksons. The bottom...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello- Just got a 7VSBL, and its a great guitar. However, im a bit dissapointed with a few things....the neck is a little ify (dirty 20-24 frets, good fretwork but should be better, prestige neck feels great but needs spot sanding) some clear coat problems in the monkey grip and inside the jack...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I should probably find a Fender forum for this, but I'd rather seek help in "the family." :) My 62 MIJ strat is suffering from high action...the neck relief seems fine. Lowering the bridge saddles creates buzzing. I've heard that "all MIJ bolt neck guitars need to be shimmed." I've shimmed...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I just got a brand new Gibson SG Standard in ebony. I love it and will hopefully have it forever. My favorite guitar is still my Les Paul Custom but I am glad to have the SG and I can't wait to record with it. Having said that, here's my take on Gibson at this point. When I first got the guitar...
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