So reading through the wiki on identifying Ibanez, I’m not sure whether my a-e bass is even listed or the info given is juuust a bit off. The closet I could find on here is that the only E series made by Ibanez are from Korea; more specifically, the Sung-Eum Co. But my bass has 8 numbers that follow the letter, and judging from the first 4 (‘0104’), it would also make sense that it was made in April of 2004. Just pointing out that I found no other information on the webs that exactly matched my bass’ serial number. But the main reason I’m on here was to see if anyone knows where I can find a manual for the AEB30? I’m actually looking for a new saddle for it. Thanks much.
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A few years ago I bought a used Ibanez RGR321EX (Serial Number I090144316) and I found that the truss rod would not turn, eventually I removed the fret board and removed the truss rod, I found that the truss rod did not turn as it was welded at the hex nut part. I replaced the truss rod and glued the fret board back on.
Is this normal that these guitars had these welded truss rods or could this have been a fake guitar? The pickups and hardware all seems authentic Ibanez.
Hey, I'm pretty new to Electric Guitar playing and I am worried, that my Ibanez (RG421EX BKF) might be fake. I saw the guitar in a Music Store in Hamburg, Germany and instantly fell in love with it. sad thing is, I couldn't buy it there due to lack of money. I bought the guitar a couple months later online and it arrived nicely packed but something was missing, a small detail on the headstock which told me, that it actually is an RG Series Guitar. I checked the Serial number which told me that the guitar is an Ibanez build in Indonesia but still.. that small detail that is missing really keeps me thinking. Maybe some of you could evaluate my problem and tell if it is indeed real or fake?
I'll post the serial number if needed
I got an RG750 for free, but the Edge tremolo broke where it meets the mounting stud. I don't normally play guitars in this style, so I don't want to drop $200+ on a new Floyd Rose. Any suggestions on a replacement bridge that won't break the bank? I'm open to new or used, just not sure what to look for that will fit. I the locking pieces that attach to the nut also need replaced, so any advice on those would be great as well! Much thanks in advance!
Looking for info on this guitar. Also looking to purchase a good used one - maybe. :)
Do any of you know if there will be any major challenges mounting a 24 fret RS530 neck on a RS315 body? The components are from the same year, but not sure how badly intonation would be out of whack.
I just aquired a 2008 Egen18 in a very nice condition. There are some parts that will need replacing though... The pressure pads look pretty worn down (obviously caused by overtightening I guess). According to the parts cat. I'd need pad #2LNX5BA004... *but* unfortunately that one has been discontinued :( Does any1 have an idead if I can use other pads as well ? It's a 43mm nut & I guess that maybe Ibz uses standard pads for several guitars ? Many TIA, Cheers, Matt.
Model No. : 2LNX5AA002 Discontinued Description : LOCKING NUT/G BARLESS TYPE Note : Locking nut: Barless W43 Gold
Just bought my first Ibanez guitar ... RG5121 ... should be delivered in 3 weeks ... while waiting I wanted to get a T-Style Allen Key (Is it Allen ? Box ?) to set the Truss rod ... Do anyone know the exact size I should get ?
I have been playing an AM73b for years, and I love it. Recently I bought a second Ibanez in a pawn shop for $100, a GAX70. I bought it because it had been modded with EMG active pickups and I liked the sound. It does not play as well as my AM73b, which plays "like butter." I am wondering whether a professional setup can bring it up to the same level, or whether it's a cheap guitar which is simply not going to play all that well no matter what I do. Maybe a replacement neck is the answer?
Hello all new to the forum!
I am hoping somebody here can help, I am trying to restore a 1982 George Benson GB10 that I was able to get a great deal on. The original owner purchased it as a project guitar and gave up halfway through the restoration as they came to the conclusion they would never complete the project! I'd like to ideally use original vintage parts vs new parts from Ibanez (if possible!).
Parts I'm hunting for are:
- Full set of Tuning keys - Pick Guard with mounting hardware - Neck Pickup - Speed Knobs
I have already been looking on Reverb and E-bay with no success to date!
Thank you in advance, any help is appreciated!
what a string butler is https://www.string-butler.com/
Looking at picking this guitar up, can anyone let me know a fair price to expect?
Looking for the best model that is not expensive as a Jem. Up to $1200 (new). Any ideas?
I have been playing guitar (solo & bands) since 1981 and currently have a Gibson V, Dean V, & a Charvel Strat. My guitars are in storage long distance and would like a Ibanez (with a good trem)that would work in the $800-1200 range. I really would like to try the JIVA (Nita Strauss) model but am not sure. I like a slim taper neck. I was wondering about the new Genesis RG-550s also. Any good RG's that you can think of? Thanks!!!
I just got my first guitar. It's a JS140. I'm pretty excited about it, but I have no idea how to play it. :)
Here's my sweet axe!
Does anyone have any suggestions about how to learn guitar online? What is better? Should I sign up for one of those guitar lesson websites like these https://www.guitarrepairbench.com/best-online-guitar-lessons/ or should I just try to find some Youtube videos and learn things that I'm interested in? I have no idea where to start.
How did you guys first start learning guitar? Also, do you think the JS140 is a good starter guitar? Not that I am going to return it or anything, but I'm just curious to hear what you think of it.
— originally posted by Timtheshredder; 20:33, November 5, 2018
Was a huge contributor and user of the Oficial Ibanez Forum, had insane info on everything Ibanez, then sold my guitars and was away from playing for some time, When I came back after working on a 7 string and realizing how much I missed playing and modding Ibanez Guitars to my utter sadness I found out that the Official forum had crashed and all the data was Gone>>> Poof. I am glad to see something out here that has some info to help people and hopefully maybe i can help make this Forum and Wiki better.
In the description of the fretboard inlays of the AR300 from 1979-1987 I have serious doubts about the abalone you say they used. You say specifically that it would be a MEXICAN abalone.
Being a shell collector since 1969 I ask myself: "Why would they use Haliotis fulgens, corrugata or refuscens from Mexico, if in Japan they have their own Haliotis gigantea? http://www.sealifebase.org/summary/Haliotis-gigantea.html which can grow upto 30 centimetres (12 Inches) and there are several smaller cheap species available from the Philippines region?" Most descriptions of these inlays just say 'MOP/abalone/MOP'. Mexico is never mentioned anywhere! It would have made more sense to import CTS potmeters, which they didn't either. I would just say 'MOP/abalone/MOP', then you know for certain that it's true.
I already mentioned the parroting of the T serial numbers from Tony Bacon's book for Terada made guitars (which you mentioned as the manufacturer of the old AR300 before I corrected that to Fuji Gen Gakki). Now you just say "Made in Japan", and I can live with that, because it's true.