Let the rage out.

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by bob123, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. bob123

    bob123 Banned

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    Just ordered this. This isnt a "NGD!" thread, this is a "how does this happen" post haha.

    I paid 350 shipped for it, so even if I spend 1000$ to get it fixed (not even close....), Im still coming out on top haha.

    Im contacting rich at ibanez rules for parts and pickguard, I have pups and stuff to go in, and worse comes to worse I'll sand everything down and restain/clear it.


    Lets review the carnage...

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    r3tr0sp3ct1v3 Grey

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    GSingleton Sleep on, Fly on Vendor

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    wtf did I just see??
     
  4. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    That's a JEM fellas.
     
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    bob123 Banned

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    Im not sure man. The whole thing makes me sad :( I really hope I can do it some justice.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Meh. As long as there's nothing threatening the playability or structural integrity of it, slap some hardware on it and play the shit out of it. It's a JEM.
     
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    Well, having a finish like that is completely unacceptable to me haha. I will get everything up and running for sure, I've literally wanted one of these since I was a kid.
     
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    Randyrhoads123 Got a 7

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    The front of the body looks a little shitty, but the rest of it has kind of a cool relic finish to it.
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    I'm confused though, didn't the JEM7BSBs have the screw-head inlays?

    So I guess those weren't actually screws and they got filed down with the fretboard scallop? Lol.
     
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    No lol they were plastic inserts, just had a "Screw" shape impregnated in them. That obviously goes away when you scallop :p
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    You never know man! I would have actually used screw heads. ;)
     
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    lol thats the plan :p



    In all seriousness I will probably throw another fretboard on there if I dont like the scallop job. Theres no way I can ever sell this thing, so I may as well make it my own.
     
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    DoomJazz Classic Lojack

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    ...exactly, how much elbow grease again...?

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    A lot.


    Its gonna be oh-so-worth-it. :)
     
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    benny SS.org Regular

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    I see what happened! The owner wanted their Poly-based finish to check like vintage Nitro-based finishes, soo they cut them in...... Maybe?

    I'm like you though, that finish would bother me. If it didn't at first, it definitely would down the road.
     
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    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    That's going to be a great one to have fun with. It shouldn't cost a shit load to get basic parts, if not original, then quality remakes or something similar.
     
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    if this is the case, that person deserves castration.
     
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    This is going to be sick man, can't wait till you get started :D
     
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    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    Bobster you've got some amazing finishes, I know you'll do this justice!
     
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    Thanks guys haha.
     

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