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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

You are one lucky dude my friend. I don't know where you happened apon this guitar, but they are pretty rare. I have never seen another in person other than the one I own. I am always on the lookout for these because I love 'em!! I have yet to see another 540RLTD for sale anywhere, and I have looked plenty. I know most people don't think their that valuable but I wouldn't part with mine for anything! I have a number of R540's, but only one LTD. By the way, none of them have stock pups in them. My LTD has EVO's and a dimarzio dual rail in the middle. They sound superb! What color is yours? I'd love to see a pic too.
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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

This one is not leaving ever. Solid, solid guitar and gorgeous. The Jewel Blue looks blue in some light but almost purple in others.

Thanks man, I love her.

Here ya go!!!!!!!!!!!

ps, there is a Ruby Red LTD on **** right now.



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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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Superb!!! You were not kidding about it being mint! I have a jewel too, but it's a dot inlay non-bound neck HSS. I'm going to hug mine when I get home!
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Sharp, sharp, sharp!! You weren't kidding about it being mint! I'm green all over. Makes me wanna go home and hug mine. I checked the e-bay one and it's an S series. No where near as nice as the R's. Like I said, very rare! Not to be nosey, but the trem looks a little high-(ok, alot high) IMO. Great catch.
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Oops. didn't mean to re-post.
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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

I am having the same problem with my RG. Is there any way to remove the PUP and install some sort of a "blank" to fill the cavity and then refinish it? Can I get one off the shelf anywhere? I dunno if my picking is the problem, but it's possible. And i was also wanting to remove the PUP rings. But how would i mount the PUPS? I once read an interview with his Majesty John Petrucci, saying that the rings and center pickup was a technical impairment, I seem to be on the same wave length. I am strapped for cash so buying a new guitar is not an option at this time.
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

Let me see if I am getting this, when you try to strum or pick the pick itself hits the pole pieces and gets hungup a bit on the center pup? I have never seen a blank you could install to fill the cavity and I know if you uninstall the middle pup, you will have to get a three way selector instead of a five way. I've never had this problem, and that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, but it seems you might be heavy handing it a bit if your pick is digging that deep.
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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

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I am having the same problem with my RG. Is there any way to remove the PUP and install some sort of a "blank" to fill the cavity and then refinish it? Can I get one off the shelf anywhere? I dunno if my picking is the problem, but it's possible. And i was also wanting to remove the PUP rings. But how would i mount the PUPS? I once read an interview with his Majesty John Petrucci, saying that the rings and center pickup was a technical impairment, I seem to be on the same wave length. I am strapped for cash so buying a new guitar is not an option at this time.
Just get an H-H pickguard. Remove the middle pup and the pickguard will cover the gap. That way you don't need the rings and the middle pickup is gone in an aesthetically pleasing manner!
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post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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Just get an H-H pickguard. Remove the middle pup and the pickguard will cover the gap. That way you don't need the rings and the middle pickup is gone in an aesthetically pleasing manner!
Lol his 540R doesnt have a pickguard bro.
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post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Lol his 540R doesnt have a pickguard bro.
I didn't see ibanezRG79 mentioning a 540R in particular...Just an RG. My post wasn't ment for the OP. Finding a pickguard for a radius seems kinda awkward...
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

True, but that wont work on my 570!
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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

Sorry, I can't see giving up the variety and options by getting rid of the middle pup. Mixing it with the bridge pup is one of my favorite settings.
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post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

Sorry, let me clarify a little. I have an RG5EX1, its my first Ibanez. It seems to have a perfectly flat body, so the pick guard idea may work. where could I get one for that model? How would that guitar be rated. I know its no Prestige, or a JPM100, but the neck is the best I have every played. It almost plays itself.
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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

There are sites that offer custom pickguards. Try these (you can allways google for more)

http://www.pickguardparadise.com/
http://www.pickguards.com/

Happy hunting!!!
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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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Re: 540R HSH pick hitting single

holy ****, my heart skips a beat everytime i see a 540r, ive always loved the js model guitars and iwas thinking, i wanna put a single coil and a 24 fret neck in one of those, then i saw a 540r. im trying desperately to see if anybody is selling theirs... hint hint
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