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  1. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    Ok, I don't know if any of you guys from the UK have noticed these guys on e-bay? Basically they're a dealer for the North-West based in Liverpool. You'll know who they are because they've got about 10-12 early Ibanez guitars listed (all with a mark-up of about £200 more than what you should...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok so I have a question, and I think I already know the answer but since I never did this I thought I'd ask and hope, maybe I'm wrong. Ok so I want to try bigger gauge strings and try a lower tuning, maybe D or C. The guitar in question has a floating trem of course, its a RG 2550 with...
  3. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    Hi guys,I'm going to California next August for my honeymoon,but am abit stuck about what to do. I'm there for 2weeks,but the place is so big and there's so much I could do I need to know what I must do whilst there.I've got a couple of things I've decided on already like renting a Harley for a...
  4. 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...
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I really think this is my next purchase, the bolt-t (wilkinson), maple neck, 14" radius, jumbo SS frets, mist blue metallic paint, pearloid pickguard, sperzels. what do you think?
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've got a few problems I'm hoping you guys can help me out with... 1) My main RG has a floating trem that I'm tired of and really don't utilize. I'd like to block the trem. I've heard people recommend using a 9V battery to block it, but there doesn't look to be enough space to fit a 9V in...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So i was bored for about ten mintues. so i thought id take apart my Chibanez Jem and see what made it so bad. im including pics so enjoy. Here is a picture of the body with the pickgaurd removed and the pups have been taken off the gaurd but since i dont have a soldering iron i cant remove them...
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I can't find anywhere, what size wrench a Jem takes? I have looked everywhere, the Ibanez site doesn't even have a contact email. Anyways, I know I can get an answer here. I dont know that it matters but my jem is from 1990. I need a truss rod wrench and im not sure what size it is out of these...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    If 2 truss rods are to be used on a 10 string neck, 35" scale, 36 frets, are there any noticeable differences in effect if you mount the Rods parallell to the center line, or in line with the centerline of each respective neck-half?
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So, I've been fighting with the intonation of my 77FP for a long time. Just can't get it right. I've adjusted everything I've dared but still. The problem is with the higher strings. Notes sound good below the 14th fret but out of tune above it. I've set the intonation for the 12th fret. But...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    When I first saw that Ibanez were re-releasing the classic 550DY from the 80's I thought "cool! I used to have one of those". But when I saw the price I thought "hold on, I can buy the ORIGINAL in decent condition for £300-£400 why should I spend nearly £1000 ON THE SAME THING". Big problem is...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello. I'm curious to know if their are any straight forward, simple ways to tell if your truss rod is broken (I said from 'a guitar you acquired' in the title because I'm not talking about snapping it when you're making an adjustment). Does the rod move loosely in the neck or anything like...
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Last year i heard a rumor that there was some guy who made guitars and bases, but until last friday i started to believe, the guy is a luthier that mades guitars and bases by hand!!! a hand made guitar or bass its truly a craftmanship effort. Here is the link, check it out and feel free to give...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you, for the first time, The Power Jem. All rise for the honorable Power Jem! Ahhh, catch title huh? So I was thinking. I'd really like one of the old 540Ps, but so very few are on the bay. And the ones that are end up going...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    most ibanez guitars have wizard necks. these necks are set and cant be adjusted. so over time would the neck just warp?
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Apparently they're quite important in keeping the neck playable n'stuff but i cant understand what they do exactly if you have a locking trem... I mean how can the truss rod affect the strings at all if they're locked in position ? ?
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi, did a little work last weekend, took my old 94 Jackson dinky reverse & gave it a little makeover! The frets were nailed, deep grooves after 13 years. Realised a Chibanez neck would fit after a bit of work Then fanced a bit of body reshaping to give it a JS type feel, so after a couple...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    All I have an Japanese rg570 circa 1993, I have a problem with it, when I go to adjust the truss rod it is so tight it barely moves, this is in both the clockwise and anti-clock wise turns. When you try to adjust it you have to really force it hard and the noise it makes sounds like its...
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    just bought a jem 7dbk and when i pull back on the neck the strings go dead against the frets also has som fret buzz on the bass side any help would be appreciated j
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    The other day, as I was doing some routine truss adjustments on my Fender American Deluxe Strat, I somehow or another stripped the allen nut at the end of the truss rod. This event is odd, because I always take care when adjusting with truss rods. I barely turned the wrench, and bam, it suddenly...
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