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Ibanez model RG1550M String Changing.
george15232
#1 Posted : 10/26/2009 12:38:03 PM
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Greetings,

previously I posted a request for help on changing strings on an Ibanez RG350EX, which was graciously answered, thanks!

Now, can anyone tell me how to change strings on an Ibanez Prestige model RG1550M with an EDGE PRO tremolo?

Thanks in advance!

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#2 Posted : 10/26/2009 1:04:57 PM
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All prestige guitars come with a manual. Read it and stop wasting our time.
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#3 Posted : 10/26/2009 1:34:26 PM
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How am I wasting your time?
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#4 Posted : 10/26/2009 1:40:15 PM
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george15232 wrote:
How am I wasting your time?


Because everything you need to know is either on the site already, in a manual, or a VERY quick Google search away. PErhaps you should look at the trem guide on this very forum.

This may seem harsh, but keep in mind, all the info is right at your finger tips.
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#7 Posted : 10/26/2009 1:44:27 PM
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Fine,

I can't say that you've been helpful though.
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#8 Posted : 10/26/2009 1:45:55 PM
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george15232 wrote:
Fine,

I can't say that you've been helpful though.


I told you what's available, and where to find it. If you refuse to follow my instructions, then they will be of no help. Oh, and by the way, no one here is employed by Ibanez, we're not a help desk, and shouldn't be treated as such.
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#9 Posted : 10/26/2009 1:47:17 PM
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and I am not your subject who blindly follows directions.
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#10 Posted : 10/26/2009 1:48:22 PM
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george15232 wrote:
and I am not your subject who blindly follows directions.


You asked a question. I told you where to find the answer. You said I did nothing. Your loss.
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#11 Posted : 10/26/2009 8:36:33 PM
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Click on the hotlink in MaxOfMetal's signature - Megatron's Trem Guide. There is alot of helpful info there. If you are needing advice for changing your strings, you will also be looking for help with the trem setup as well. A trem can be a pain in the a$$ if it is not setup properly. This guide will help you out.
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#5 Posted : 10/26/2009 8:47:47 PM
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george15232 wrote:
How am I wasting your time?


Don't mind them. It's simply that we've been asked this question several thousand times in the last year or two. After a while it starts to be like dragging fingernails across a chalkboard (or blackboard, depending on which part of the world your from), you can practically hear all the forumites starting to clench and grind their teeth when somebody posts it again. It's not helped by the fact that the search function on this forum isn't spectacular. The standard response these days is just to point in the general direction that the information can be found because nobody can be bothered to type out the necessary paragraphs over and over and over and over and over again.

Typically, the members will go through the pain of typing out the necessary information yet again if it's someone who's been on the forum for a while and who's name they recognise, but for a new member, with a low post count, they probably wont (probably never going to hear from them again, so what's the point).

This may not be what you wanted or expected, but there are two ways most posters deal with our response.

1) The "I'm a d.i.c.k" response.

This usually involves the poster getting slightly 'miffed' at the forumites lack of response, because they think the forum is some form of online help desk rather than a community (sign up, log in, ask question..... never to be heard from again), and that they are owed and explanation. I guess you'd say they have a 'sense of entitlement'. Either one or both parties just stop posting, or a full out flame war erupts with name calling on both sides.


2) The "Mature" response.

This usually involves the original poster going off and reading the links they've been directed to, absorbing the information and coming back and asking questions about the linked information. This tends to impress the older forumites (especially Max, for whom not doing any research from the links he gives is probably one of his pet peeves, and guaranteed to get a less than pleasant response), and almost guarantees that you'll get further help, even though your new and not well know yet.


Needless to say, we get more of response number 1 than 2. Which one you want to go with is up to you.
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#13 Posted : 10/27/2009 7:06:30 AM
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Just ran across this on the Ibanez main site. This should help out:

http://ibanez.s3.amazona.../Cms/Bulk/TremHowTo.swf


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#6 Posted : 10/27/2009 7:23:32 AM
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Ouija wrote:
george15232 wrote:
How am I wasting your time?

.....This may not be what you wanted or expected, but there are two ways most posters deal with our response....

Well said (your whole post, that is!) Nice diplomatic answer and explanation Ouija.Clap
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#14 Posted : 10/27/2009 8:18:04 AM
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bfloyd6969 wrote:
Just ran across this on the Ibanez main site. This should help out:

http://ibanez.s3.amazona.../Cms/Bulk/TremHowTo.swf




Sorry, but the link didn't work on my computer. It might be that its because I'm currently at work on my computer there (which has some restrictions) or that there's something wrong with the link. Any ideas how to get it to work?
My Ibby's:
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2002 RG7321 BK
1993 RG450 PN
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2009 RGA32 MOL
2010 RGA42 BK
2005 SRX350 NT

Non-Ibby's:
1999 AriaProII MAC50 Tansparent Blue
1997 Manuel Serrang Spanish acoustic
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#12 Posted : 10/27/2009 8:27:08 AM
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bfloyd6969 wrote:
Click on the hotlink in MaxOfMetal's signature - Megatron's Trem Guide. There is alot of helpful info there. If you are needing advice for changing your strings, you will also be looking for help with the trem setup as well. A trem can be a pain in the a$$ if it is not setup properly. This guide will help you out.


Yeah, just chill a little and read Megatron's trem guide. I know that its a lot of stuff to read, but it should give you all the info you need. And if you still have awnsers afterwards or don't understand what the guide is pointing to, just ask.

Although Max's reaction aint really inviting, he did present you with everything you need. And a little bit of research on either google, wikipedia or even here before asking your question would also have given you the awsners you were looking for. And by the way, you mentioned that you already got awmser for the trem on a RG350. The basic rules for that trem apply for the trems on the prestige models.

So, start reading the trem guide here on the board and post questions when you run into problems with that.
My Ibby's:
1975 2845 western acoustic
1977 2354S SG custom copy Mahogany
2002 RG7321 BK
1993 RG450 PN
2006 RGTHRG2 N.Y. City XI (Exotic)
2009 RGA32 MOL
2010 RGA42 BK
2005 SRX350 NT

Non-Ibby's:
1999 AriaProII MAC50 Tansparent Blue
1997 Manuel Serrang Spanish acoustic
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#15 Posted : 10/27/2009 8:40:48 AM
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Ruler5000 wrote:
bfloyd6969 wrote:
Just ran across this on the Ibanez main site. This should help out:

http://ibanez.s3.amazona.../Cms/Bulk/TremHowTo.swf




Sorry, but the link didn't work on my computer. It might be that its because I'm currently at work on my computer there (which has some restrictions) or that there's something wrong with the link. Any ideas how to get it to work?


Strange - I just tried the link again and it opened fine. Maybe it's just your work computer's security, maybe give it a try at home.
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#16 Posted : 10/27/2009 9:54:56 AM
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bfloyd6969 wrote:
Ruler5000 wrote:
bfloyd6969 wrote:
Just ran across this on the Ibanez main site. This should help out:

http://ibanez.s3.amazona.../Cms/Bulk/TremHowTo.swf




Sorry, but the link didn't work on my computer. It might be that its because I'm currently at work on my computer there (which has some restrictions) or that there's something wrong with the link. Any ideas how to get it to work?


Strange - I just tried the link again and it opened fine. Maybe it's just your work computer's security, maybe give it a try at home.


Thanx man, I really appreciate you checking it. I'll try it from home, because as you sad the security settings of my work computer are probably to blame.
My Ibby's:
1975 2845 western acoustic
1977 2354S SG custom copy Mahogany
2002 RG7321 BK
1993 RG450 PN
2006 RGTHRG2 N.Y. City XI (Exotic)
2009 RGA32 MOL
2010 RGA42 BK
2005 SRX350 NT

Non-Ibby's:
1999 AriaProII MAC50 Tansparent Blue
1997 Manuel Serrang Spanish acoustic
guitarest99
#17 Posted : 10/27/2009 3:06:39 PM
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The easiest way to do the string change for me at least is the following.

1: Temporarily block the tremolo
2: Unlock the nut
3: Slowly de-tune the guitar
4: release the blocks in the tremolo holding the strings and move variable tuners on trem to middle position
5: remove strings

reverse process to install strings

After the strings are tunes to what ever standard you use, remove block

Final tuning and lock nut

Fine tune and your finished

I do agree with others, you should have gotten a book with your guitar; I have many. Also loads of good stuff on the internet besides porn.
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