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Old 04-23-2008, 03:38 AM
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Is that a usa rg tension free neck model sharp axe?
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:44 AM
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Yes it is ... Plays great ... less filling !!!
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What was the deal with the "tension free" neck?
I never did hear how that was supposed to work.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:53 AM
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Tattoofrenzy fucked with this message on : 05-13-2008 at 10:32 AM
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:05 AM
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Tension Free Neck - Explained by it's Inventor Dave Bunker

The Tension Free neck puts very little stress on the wood and instead of compressing the neck from one end to the other it just pushes the neck up to forward bow or back to back bow in a simple fulcrum method with the rod being pinned through the neck at the 17th fret and adjusted with a screw at the 22nd plus fret.

My attitude has always been since that truss rod necks are old technology in that while they can put back bow on a neck they do it at considerable tone loss and stress which can cause everything from twisting to constantly being out of tune. This was very graphically shown to me by top Boeing engineers who assisted me in the design of the Tension free neck. All wood is very unstable which makes it very unpredictable when stress is applied to it.

Ibanez at first was worried about the Tension Free but after Mr. Hoshino inspected and tested it they went with it. The ATK bass [also made by PBC for Ibanez] won bass of the year in 1994 in the retail/wholesale magazine partly because of the [Tension Free] neck design.

The Tension Free neck was harder to adjust on the USRG20 [and USRG30] guitars because of the locking nut being mounted on the neck end instead of the headstock as is common on Ibanez guitars. I still get lots of calls from customers who bought and play the instruments and in 90+ % of the cases they really like the instruments. The only thing I felt lacked about the Tension Free neck idea was people not fully understandings not only how it worked but how to properly adjust it. If people call me, usually in minutes they have their necks adjusted and are as happy as lambs.

One thing that impressed me at the Bensalem, PA Ibanez facility were the mass number of standard truss rod type necks which were replaced by Ibanez (literally thousands) because of twist and other reasons. Ibanez I'll state again, is one of the finest company's I have ever had the pleasure to do business with. Their inspection and quality control far surpasses any of the other company's. - Dave Bunker, Pres. Bunker Guitars
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ibanez ftw!
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woo hooo!..
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"No thread too dead".
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I'd love to hit one of those someday,especially those snakeskins look so fn hot that makes your eyes burning
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I have a JS-6 that I got new at the end of 1994.
I put graph-tech saddles on it but still have originals.
From what I can tell there aren't many around. Anybody know the real skinny on that?
I love it, real light and was my main player for years bit I'm saving it now.


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thats a beautiful axe. Shame Ibanez only has 2 finishes now. Black, and Satin Black
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Man I love that guitar. It's light as hell and sounds killer.
And no Floyd to mess with
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