Rich from Ibanez rules silver treatment

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  1. davefishman777

    davefishman777 AKA ALPHA DEALER

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    Does anyone here have any experience with his setups! I just bought an rgd7ucs with the silver treatment and would just like to know if people like it. Thanks i3dcjvq3d7ydbeoa4ble.jpg
     
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    I’ve heard they’re phenomenal
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    Never bought one from Rich, but if I ever buy a brand new ibanez again it'll be from him.

    Seems to be the consensus around here that he's top notch.
     
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    I’ve bought quite a few with his “treatments” and they’ve always been out of this world. Best playing setups I’ve ever had.
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    I’ve had both guitars that I bought off him setup by him and to this day, one of them is my best playing guitar. My UV7BK’s fret ends are filed into round ends and it’s flawless. His attention to detail is amazing. That was back in 2006. It still plays amazing. The other one I bought off him was a UV7PWH, back in 2005 that I sold years ago and that guitar was just as amazing in terms of how he set it up. I sold it only because the body had some dings and I wanted a dead mint one which I was able to find years later through a private sale.

    Rich is the man. I love it how I can still call him up and get parts from him when I’m in need too. Highly recommend buying from him but also his setups. :yesway:
     
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    Amazing, I'm so pumped to get this guitar how can I get ahold of him incase I ever need parts?
     
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    Just email him, he’s very good about responding.
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    No direct experience but read many positive experiences from others.
     
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    The few times I've emailed him he responded in a few minutes each time.
     
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    My only experience with his setup was indirect- as in buying a guitar second hand that he had setup quite some time before. Well even that was still one of the best playing Ibanez I played. Otherwise, you'll see that his reputation is generally just stellar online.

    Didn't know he was feeling better and back to doing setups.
    Not that I'm in the market, but that's great to hear regardless!
     
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    That's great to hear but I'm not sure if he is feeling well, I didn't even know about his health. The guitar I bought is second hand but hardly used so it's like new.
     
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    Iirc he messed up his hand and had surgery. So be patient he’s normally a 10/10 experience.
     
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    Rich has been around forever and all you read is positive experiences with him. I've purchased several high dollar guitars from him and had zero issues except for unpacking them - it takes a while because he packs them to withstand a nuclear bomb. 100% recommended.
     
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    Another satisfied customer. I’ve only had the full on Platinum level package, but it was worth every penny.
     
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    Haha yes! You don’t open up a package from him you unravel.
     
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    This is so spot on. My Jem 20th was a bubble wrapped case in a padded box in another padded box. When I was done I had so much packing lying around it looked like I bought a bedroom set from IKEA.
     
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    I worked with Rich a few months back, and can confirm that he is the real deal. He was dealing with the injury at the time so he wasn't offering setups in his usual timetable, so I actually bought one in "as-is" condition. I was actually impressed with how nice the "as-is" was, so I have to believe his bronze/silver/gold/platinum packages are top notch. He clearly pays attention to detail when purchasing and maintaining his inventory, and does a great job packaging them. Enjoy the RGD7UCS -- that thing looks killer!
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Pretty much echoing everyone above. You can't go wrong with Rich. :agreed:
     
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    This Rich guys sounds legit... I am fairly new to this forum, and not exactly sure who he is. Can someone enlighten me, or post a link to his business? Thanks!

    Cole
     
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    https://www.ibanezrules.com/new/index.htm

    Don't be fooled by the Geocities style coding, Rich is legit. Been over 10 years since I bought a guitar from him (the site looked the same back then), and the setup was perfect out of the box. :yesway:
     

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