I just wanted to share my experience in resurrecting my Japanese RG470
It's a detailed step by step retrofit of the Lo-TRS
tremolo with pics. Seemed too big to post here so I have created a standalone web page.
Hope it is not a problem to just post a link to it :
Please leave a comment if it's useful to you.
Starts like this:
This is the story of my Ibanez RG470. The guitar was made at the Fuji-gen Plant, Japan in 1997. I purchased the guitar the same year from a second-hand shop. It looked new, so I suppose some poor guy fell on hard times and had to sell it. I have treated the guitar well and looked after it, the paint is still in mint condition though it seems to have aged slightly. I played the guitar a lot around the house and live until around 2005. After 2005, because of tuning instability, I tended to leave it in its case.