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RG570 help

#1 Post by Fink Floyd » Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:53 am

Hi again guys...not been around here much lately.

I've recently scored a secondhand RG570 (my first Ibanez-yay!) from a friend, which I haven't seen yet - picking it up next weekend. Now I got a really good deal on this, so I ain't bitching, but the friend said that the wiring may need a little attention as it sometimes has a dodgy contact on the pickup selector switch. Is the RG570 the RG without the scratchplate, and if so does it have a rear-accessible electronics cavity? I have to say that I'm dreading fixing it if it's a scratchplate model, as I hate restringing Floyd Roses. Any thoughts

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Re: RG570 help

#2 Post by Matwey » Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:43 am

Fink Floyd wrote:Is the RG570 the RG without the scratchplate


As far as i know RG570 goes with a pickguard :)

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#3 Post by Reaper » Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:51 am

Matwey, you mean like this RG570?

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#4 Post by Fink Floyd » Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:52 am

Yeah, that's the picture I've seen - is every 570 the same though?

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#5 Post by Reaper » Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:56 am

OK 2 answers to your questions:

1) Yes, it should have a rear-access electronics cavity.

2) If you don't want to restring your axe, you can just pop the trem out. Follow the directions here.

Some contact cleaner may fix that right up.

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#6 Post by Matwey » Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:27 am

Reaper wrote:Matwey, you mean like this RG570?


err... oops :P where then i saw RG570 with a pickguard :?:

Anyway, here's more picturesque picture, have fun :) :

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#7 Post by Reaper » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:58 pm

That would be the RG550... (that you saw)

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Re: RG570 help

#8 Post by RAI » Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:33 pm

Fink Floyd wrote:I hate restringing Floyd Roses.


Well, you're gonna have to do it sooner or later.
Probably sooner, as the strings are probably pretty bad on it.
(most people don't spend the time/money to change strings on a guitar when they sell it.....)
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#9 Post by Matwey » Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:01 pm

Reaper wrote:That would be the RG550... (that you saw)


Probly you're right, but it looks like i've seen some RG with a pickguard at guitar store and have been told that it was 550(or the labels were put incorrectly :roll:)

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#10 Post by Reaper » Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:44 am

If it's Guitar Center, count on it. I once saw a white, six-string "Universe" going for $150. Universe, my ass. :roll:

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Re: RG570 help

#11 Post by Matwey » Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:10 am

RAI wrote:(most people don't spend the time/money to change strings on a guitar when they sell it.....)
:)


Well, i am gonna sell one of my guitars, and i am restringing it today with ol' good D'Addario's 8) D'you think they're bad because they're inexpensive? :?: I don't think so! :) Well, i was lookin for Ernie Ball -- they're even cheaper, but i haven't find 'em :( And who said they're bad -- almost everyone is using EB these days, and no one says they're bad -- while they're most inexpensive strings i've ever seen from decent ones 8)


btw, Reaper -- i kinda don't like the way of tuning the floating tremolo described here:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech.htm#Tuning

Doing that pre-tuning operation you can at worst wear the nut off a li'l bit. I'd rather suggest to pull the trem by hand toward the deck and then put a piece of eraser between the body and a trem. So that probly you'll need to repeat that operation making the eraser size more suitable for the trem angle. And only then install new strings and make all the tuning -- when all the strings will be nearly the right tension, the piece of eraser will fall out of the trem/body clearance(...or at least you'll be able to pull it out with not too much effort :roll: ;))

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