Submitted January 11, 2020 by Mark F in Columbus, OH
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This will be no way intended to be aimed at zZounds.They are fantastic. Ibanez,however......hmmmm. I have an American Master and 7 USA Custom's.I bought this because I have to have some inexpensive guitars for live shows....Box arrived on time,and had no issues.Guitar has perfect condition.However, inspection of it was another deal.Trem was no where near 0 angle.Nut was so low,first fret notes were dead.Intonation was waaaay off for D,G,B........and where is the string retainer bar? Doesn't come with one?This is nothing new,as I expect to set up my guitars to my liking,but this was unbelievable. .024 of nut shim, neck tweak,set trem angle to zero,and intonate bridge just to make it playable,and I had to buy a part that should have been installed anyway is way to much.....I mean,I expect SOME adjusting to my guitars but this was major work....Ibanez...Iove your guitars,and I have many,but the nut shim is inexcusable on a $500.00+ guitar...I expected it to at least be playable out of the box.Set up right, it's pretty badass. Quantnams are big improvement over Infinity's.….I might just not use DiMarzio's right away....I hate to rant,but Ibanez has much,much better quality control than this usually........
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