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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.

Setup

  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. Pickup Height
  10. Breaking Strings
  11. Tuning Stability Problems
  12. Tuning Article Explaining Everything, and more
  13. I Bend A String and The Others Go Flat
  14. Removing The Trem
  15. Replacing Lo Pro/Edge Studs
  16. Squeaky Trem Bar
  17. Loose Arm Holder
  18. Fat Knife Edges and Bad Studs
  19. Thinning Knife Edges
  20. AZ Tuning Return Issues When Using The Bridge
  21. EDGE ZERO / EZII / ZR / ZR2 / ZPS UNITS   
  22. Trem To Pickguard Interference
  23. Rounded Intonation Screw
  24. Locking Stud Mod For Edge Pro
  25. Fix Stripped Wood Threads
  26. Fine Tuner Range On Edge Pro Wound Strings
  27. Extremely Sensitive Springs
  28. Tips For A Stiff Guitar
  29. EVO - JEM7VWH / 30TH Intonation Issues
  30. Temperature and Setup
  31. Sustainiac Board Adjustment
  32. Noisy Piezo Output
  33. Picking Your Combo Lock
  34. How To Reset Your Combo Lock
  35. Repairing A Cracked Neck
  36. Cleaning Matte Clearcoat
  37. JEM90th Pickguard Corrosion
  38. 3PS1CGAE5 to 3SWLSP5 Wiring Conversion
  39. 3PS1SC5 to 3SWLSC Wiring Conversion

 

 

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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