Let me preface this page by stating that I am a guitar dealer, not a technical advisor for the world. Technical support is available for guitars purchased from Ibanez Rules only. If I sold you the guitar just email me your problem and include the model and approximate purchase date. Otherwise, I do not have the time to solve the worlds problems, and the 20-30 emails a day asking for help prompt me to write this message. The articles on this page were written to try and assist those that need help. They were written as simply as I could explain and if there is something in them you don't understand please try and find somebody else to help you understand. If I had the time I would write many more pages to add, but I do not. Bottom line is that trying to diagnose something sight unseen is far too time consuming and often virtually impossible. Nothing can replace real hands and real eyes and anybody having problems that can't be diagnosed should seek the help of a qualified local tech. And no, I don't want to hear a sob story about how there are none for 200 miles, I've heard it all before. Network with other guitar players as many of them know as much as most store techs. None of this is rocket science and in short, most is just common sense. There are always knowledgeable people willing to help in the tech section of the Jemsite forum where I do answer questions when I have the time, but as with all free advice, you get what you pay for.


  1. Stretching Strings
  2. Tuning The Floating Trem
  3. Lockdown and Fine Tuning
  4. Trem Angle
  5. Action Height
  6. Truss Rod
  7. Nut Height
  8. Intonation
  9. Breaking Strings
  10. Pickup Height
  11. EDGE ZERO / EZII / ZR / ZR2 / ZPS UNITS   
  12. Removing The Trem
  13. Replacing Lo Pro/Edge Studs
  14. Squeaky Trem Bar
  15. Loose Arm Holder
  16. Tuning Stability Problems
  17. Fat Knife Edges and Bad Studs
  18. Sharpening Knife Edges
  19. Trem To Pickguard Interference
  20. Rounded Intonation Screw
  21. Locking Stud Mod For Edge Pro
  22. Fine Tuner Range On Edge Pro Wound Strings
  23. Extremely Sensitive Springs
  24. Tips For A Stiff Guitar
  25. I Bend A String and The Others Go Flat
  26. Temperature and Setup
  27. Noisy Piezo Output
  28. Picking Your Combo Lock
  29. How To Reset Your Combo Lock
  30. Repairing A Cracked Neck
  31. Cleaning Matte Clearcoat
  32. JEM90th Pickguard Corrosion

Used Guitar Primer - Cleanup To Setup

This is a 9 page folder that walks you through everything from cleaning your headstock to dealing with tricky setups. Long winded but full of little tricks and tips. A good general overview with each step more fully explained in the Tech section.


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Revised: February 09, 2015.