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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all yes me again :D Ok, i have a lo-pro edge where by the high e, b, g strings intonate fine with adjustment and are pretty much the same positions where ive seen pics on the web (i know strings and lots of other factors can change this and not to go by pics but just laying it all out there...
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    check THIS... *drool*
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi all, some of you may have read below - new JS1000 btb... mentioned about a bit of a buzz problem which only seems to be getting worse. Only seems to be along the majority of the low E and the first 5-6 frets on the wound strings. playing a barre/power chord sounds horrible =/ i tried to...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Im no rocket scientist but I think that this shop in town screwed me over when i payed them to block my trem and set up my guitar. Shouldnt the trem be level with the body? What are your suggestions. The reason I blocked the trem was because I did not have lock nuts and I do alot of drop tuning...
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    Which hard-tail Ibanez guitar has similar RG470 features? My RG470 is letting me down again, in that the high E and B strings are not staying in tune. This is despite a really good setup by a very good tech, the one who gets $125 for a Floyd setup. I guess I should check the locking nut...
  6. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I have a problem with my JEM and I am wondering if anybody is familiar with the problem... I have no idea what is causing it or how to fix it and its driving me nuts. The best description I can give you is that the G strings tone is different from the other strings... including the other...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Well somethin like two weeks ago I was playing aint talkin bout love lol, when noticed a small buzzing in the b string 1st fret, so I said ok no big deal, and then all the strings buzzed when fretted at the 1st fret and now the 2nd fret too! What should I do? the guitar is a 1570 and has fairly...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    hi folks.this might sound a stupid question coming from someone playing guitar for 14 years,STRETCHING STRINGS e,a,d, (wound strings) no probs there easy stretched.(never broke one yet)but g,b,e, ive broken loads of these.how is this avoided do you have to stretch g,b,e.if i dont stretch g,b,e...
  9. 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...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have a 2170FB. The 8th fret seems to be flaking. It's leaving metal shavings on my fretboard. What is going on? Is this normal wear? I have never seen this before. Maybe because my other guitar has stainless steel frets? Help?
  11. 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...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was just wondering as I noticed (after years of use) that the difference in tension between the 3 top strings and the 3 bottom one is quite significant... I've heard some poeple say here in the past that it's better if the tension is the same between strings.... What do you use on your...
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    Hi, I'm undecided between these two models, does anyone know what frets are installed on the J-custom, I think the RGT320Q has the 'jumbo frets' as Ibanez call them? I prefer the thin frets on my Jem, the 6105s. Is the RG8470 a big jump (in quality terms) from the 'not that cheap', and very...
  14. Pickups & wiring
    Anyone know anything about this pickup? From everything I've read, it's supposed to sound great. PG has used it, and he has some great tones. Well I just installed one in my guitar...the usual deal, basswood RG550 with a pickguard...and it sounds... like ****. It's in the bridge position...
  15. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I got my Jem 7v today, but the action is a bit to high. Im having trouble trying to figure out how to lower it. It looks as if theres a allen key hole inside the allen key hole. Do you have to unlock this some how? None of the allen keys provided fit the small hole inside the hole.
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Anyone else spotted this? Can't find a pic on the web anywhere but check out the Ibanez TBX ad on page 63 of this months Guitar World (December issue). Kirk Kolaitis is playing an awesome reverse headstock 7 with a blue/green flame (& matching headstock of course!), "Dragonburst" type thing. Or...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I bought a pack of DR Tite fits for my strat a while ago, and to me they felt sort of stiff, however, they have lasted me much longer than other strings i've used, (D'addario, GHS, and EB). My question is are there any other DR strings you would reccommend trying out? I would really be happy...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I own an SA420X guitar -- that's the one with a piezo bridge (the "Double SAT"). Despite being a very cool guitar (one of only 2 Japanese-made SA models that I'm aware of), it has never had much playing time because of chronic, severe tuning problems. I've been trying to isolate the cause...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I like Dee Addys but man DR Strings are crap. What do you think?
  20. 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...
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