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« Reply #19625 on: January 15, 2017, 01:50:17 PM »
You'll want a middy pickup set then, but I'll stay away from Tone Zone. 36th Paf set might be the sound you're looking for.

I find the Tone Zone to be a good pickup but you really have to mess with the pickup height. It's such a pain in the neck but when you get you sweet spot, it's a great pickup.

36th PAF is a great pickup as well. Very punchy with a nice midrange bite (not too honky). They sound great for Les Pauls. I'm not so sure how it would sound in an Ibanez RG.

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« Reply #19626 on: January 15, 2017, 02:27:19 PM »
You'll want a middy pickup set then, but I'll stay away from Tone Zone. 36th Paf set might be the sound you're looking for.

Oh my...

Hmmn I think should just stick with the V8,s and V7s tutal sanay ako sa sound na yun.. at yun din ang pickup ng current guitar ko.. so no need to change the amp settings drastically.

my problem is I want a new Ibanez prestige guitar, but most of the Japan RGs today have Tone Zones... it would be a bummer if I have to replace them immediately oh boy...

How I wish they reisue the RG1570 again with a lo Pro or Original edge bridge kinda like RG570 2011 re issue but with a AANJ instead of the tilt Joint.
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« Reply #19627 on: January 16, 2017, 02:59:13 PM »
I think others burn their Plastic bushings a bit but I haven't tried that with my Edge Pro arm. I am not sure if that is long lasting.

As for me I use the plastic bag trick maybe Ibanez should just adopt the Gotoh since Original Edge to Edge Pro are made by Gotoh anyways

I used to apply clear nail polish on the bushings, kaso mabilis din lumuwag,
Last week, i applied a very thin layer of super glue (mighty bond) using a toothpick, then sanded it down.
Very tight na ulit.
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« Reply #19628 on: January 16, 2017, 05:08:06 PM »
I used to apply clear nail polish on the bushings, kaso mabilis din lumuwag,
Last week, i applied a very thin layer of super glue (mighty bond) using a toothpick, then sanded it down.
Very tight na ulit.
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Ang ginawa ko with mine was to put teflon tape on the trem arm before putting in the plastic bushings. They get loose after a while but it does the job of tightening the arm. :D

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« Reply #19629 on: January 16, 2017, 10:28:16 PM »
I scratch off dirty, hardened tack from the sides of tape dispensers, form those into tiny booger-sized balls, and put that inside a bushing and push it back into position on the tremolo arm. They will stay reasonably tight for a good while. When the tack starts to creep out onto the sides of the bushing, just scratch them off, ball them up again, put in between the bushing and arm, and done. The only downside to this is that they look like "libag" stuck on the white plastic bushings, but I've been doing this on my Edge Pro trem with lots of success.


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« Reply #19630 on: January 17, 2017, 09:28:26 PM »
Oh my...

Hmmn I think should just stick with the V8,s and V7s tutal sanay ako sa sound na yun.. at yun din ang pickup ng current guitar ko.. so no need to change the amp settings drastically.

my problem is I want a new Ibanez prestige guitar, but most of the Japan RGs today have Tone Zones... it would be a bummer if I have to replace them immediately oh boy...

How I wish they reisue the RG1570 again with a lo Pro or Original edge bridge kinda like RG570 2011 re issue but with a AANJ instead of the tilt Joint.
I'll gladly swap your Tone Zones for my V7/V8 set. Lol


You have to try it man, maybe you'll like the Tone Zone. I love it for rock/metal stuff.
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« Reply #19631 on: January 17, 2017, 09:35:07 PM »
I find the Tone Zone to be a good pickup but you really have to mess with the pickup height. It's such a pain in the neck but when you get you sweet spot, it's a great pickup.

36th PAF is a great pickup as well. Very punchy with a nice midrange bite (not too honky). They sound great for Les Pauls. I'm not so sure how it would sound in an Ibanez RG.
Yes, exactly this. But the thing with the Tone Zone is it's picky with wood type and amps. I'm sure you all heard it before but I think its perfect for basswood (with maple neck!!!) but sucks in Mahogany. People either love it or hate it. I loved it in 6 string version, but with 7 strings it's "OK".


Now that you mentioned it, make sure get a F spaced bridge when getting a Dimarzio for your Ibanez.
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« Reply #19632 on: January 17, 2017, 09:51:33 PM »
Yes, exactly this. But the thing with the Tone Zone is it's picky with wood type and amps. I'm sure you all heard it before but I think its perfect for basswood (with maple neck!!!) but sucks in Mahogany. People either love it or hate it. I loved it in 6 string version, but with 7 strings it's "OK".


Now that you mentioned it, make sure get a F spaced bridge when getting a Dimarzio for your Ibanez.
I agree. Tonezone works with 6 strings for me. Di ko digs sa 7 strings. Sounds too loose to my ears. Siguro dahil sa too bassy tapos low tuned string pa.
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« Reply #19633 on: January 17, 2017, 11:16:54 PM »
I agree. Tonezone works with 6 strings for me. Di ko digs sa 7 strings. Sounds too loose to my ears. Siguro dahil sa too bassy tapos low tuned string pa.
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« Reply #19634 on: January 19, 2017, 09:12:34 PM »
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« Reply #19635 on: January 22, 2017, 01:32:46 AM »
Three things:

1. The 2017 guitar models with the stainless steel frets are a good sign that Ibanez will put these on regular Prestiges and Premiums as well. IMO stainless steel is a superior material for fret wire compared to the traditional nickel silver from a durability and playability standpoint.

2. I'm a bit worried about the new non-Edge III/Edge Zero II locking bridge (I think it's called Std DL or something) being put on the new standard line guitars with a Floyd-style bridge. While there are no reviews on it yet, I'm willing to bet that it's a downgrade from the Edge Zero II, and even the old Edge III that a lot of people hated. If anyone is thinking of getting a new standard Ibanez guitar, try to track down those with the EZII - these bridges' knife edges and locking(!) stud posts (the parts that balance the bridge on the body) are supposedly as good as the Japanese tremolos like the Original Edge and Lo Pro Edge.

3. I've suspected this for a while, but was only able to confirm after purchasing it: the new Ibanez intonation tool for Japanese Gotoh  locking tremolos, the E-JACK 1000, can also be made to work on other bridges with angled fine tuners. On my Lo-TRS 7, the tool had to hold onto the fine tuners' threads, but intonation work was made quicker and easier nevertheless. I can't wait to try it on my Edge III- and Edge Pro-fitted guitars.

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« Reply #19636 on: January 23, 2017, 08:46:12 AM »
Three things:
3. I've suspected this for a while, but was only able to confirm after purchasing it: the new Ibanez intonation tool for Japanese Gotoh  locking tremolos, the E-JACK 1000, can also be made to work on other bridges with angled fine tuners. On my Lo-TRS 7, the tool had to hold onto the fine tuners' threads, but intonation work was made quicker and easier nevertheless. I can't wait to try it on my Edge III- and Edge Pro-fitted guitars.

Haay, kailangan ko yang intonation adjustment para sa edge pro ko, nakakainis kasi mag-adjust ng intonation kaya hinayaan ko na lang na medyo flat and e at b ko  :lol:. Kelan kaya magkakastock AP nang maayos ko na to.
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« Reply #19637 on: January 23, 2017, 08:55:28 AM »
Tanong lang pala. Kapansin pansin ba yung pagdetune ng strings niyo after extreme pull up/dive? Yung lower E ko kasi malaki yung effect pag extreme pull up/dive, pero pagmaliit lang kahit super wild na motion, d kapansin pansin yung pagdetune niya. Tiningnan ko yung locking nut, may parang scratches lang siya kaya di naman ata enough yun para magslip yung strings.
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« Reply #19638 on: January 23, 2017, 09:07:16 AM »
Is normal to detune if the range of tuning is still in the key it's ok

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« Reply #19639 on: January 23, 2017, 06:08:16 PM »
IMHO kulang sa stretching yung low E mo when you re-stringed your guitar.

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« Reply #19640 on: January 23, 2017, 09:35:54 PM »
Tanong lang pala. Kapansin pansin ba yung pagdetune ng strings niyo after extreme pull up/dive? Yung lower E ko kasi malaki yung effect pag extreme pull up/dive, pero pagmaliit lang kahit super wild na motion, d kapansin pansin yung pagdetune niya. Tiningnan ko yung locking nut, may parang scratches lang siya kaya di naman ata enough yun para magslip yung strings.

Nasstretch pa strings. Retune lang. Pag mag restring nga, mag stretch ka muna, then retune, and so on.

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« Reply #19641 on: January 24, 2017, 06:42:39 AM »
Medyo luma na yung strings actually hehe pero oo hindi ko nastretch yun ng maige nung nilagay ko kasi nagmamadali. Ayun pinalitan ko kagabe at sinigurado kong mastretch ng maayos, hanggang ngayon di ko pa ni lock para stretch ko uli mamaya

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« Reply #19642 on: January 24, 2017, 11:16:23 AM »
Mga boss, i got this SA120EX with stock AH5 and AH6 pups, i'm planning to upgrade those pickups, what can you recommend to me? i can't afford those DiMarzios and Duncans so maybe prices is lesser than those pups price point, let say i only have P4k for both neck and bridge, target sound is punk and alternative rock (and can be used also for some mellow tunes), kung lalagpas ng konti sa price point it's ok, Thanks.
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« Reply #19643 on: January 24, 2017, 01:08:43 PM »
Mga boss, i got this SA120EX with stock AH5 and AH6 pups, i'm planning to upgrade those pickups, what can you recommend to me? i can't afford those DiMarzios and Duncans so maybe prices is lesser than those pups price point, let say i only have P4k for both neck and bridge, target sound is punk and alternative rock (and can be used also for some mellow tunes), kung lalagpas ng konti sa price point it's ok, Thanks.

You could get those used for that price. I say save up and get the real deal.
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« Reply #19644 on: January 25, 2017, 12:17:19 PM »
ang ganda neto. kaso bakit magkaiba ng trem sa asia at US?  :eek:

Yeah man! I'm gonna put on some 2" steel cables so I can tune to drop Z- flat, 17 octaves down. You won't recognize a single note, it'll be awesome duuuude!!!

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« Reply #19646 on: January 25, 2017, 01:56:36 PM »
ang ganda neto. kaso bakit magkaiba ng trem sa asia at US?  :eek:



Ano ang trem sa US?

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« Reply #19647 on: January 26, 2017, 01:12:15 AM »
Ano ang trem sa US?

Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge w/ZPS3Fe yung mga nasa Asia region tapos sa US standard double locking lang.
Yeah man! I'm gonna put on some 2" steel cables so I can tune to drop Z- flat, 17 octaves down. You won't recognize a single note, it'll be awesome duuuude!!!

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« Reply #19648 on: January 26, 2017, 09:26:06 PM »
Mga boss, i got this SA120EX with stock AH5 and AH6 pups, i'm planning to upgrade those pickups, what can you recommend to me? i can't afford those DiMarzios and Duncans so maybe prices is lesser than those pups price point, let say i only have P4k for both neck and bridge, target sound is punk and alternative rock (and can be used also for some mellow tunes), kung lalagpas ng konti sa price point it's ok, Thanks.
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« Reply #19649 on: January 27, 2017, 09:44:10 AM »
ang ganda neto. kaso bakit magkaiba ng trem sa asia at US?  :eek:



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