I have been watching guitars used gear section for a while. Wanted to get a RG7620 just wasn't sure I wanted a seven string or trem. So I started watching their rg570s and over night the price dropped 70 so I called asked a few questions and got it for 252 shipped.
The guitar was in great condition no chips or fretware just a bunch of very fine surface scratches. There was a little toggle switch installed on it that the store manager didn't mention. I think it was used to create single split coil for a dimarzio megadrive pickup that was added in.
Looking it up online it is a 1987 rg570
. Looks like it wasn't used much in its time as the arm is still in its retro loooking shelf baggie. It came with the original hardshell case and the v2 pickup that was relaced.
A few questions
There were a few small stress fractures in it on the part of the neck connecting to the headstock and along the sides of the ne k pocket. Is this normal/bad the manager didn't mention this either.
Another thing when I just play an open string it seems to turn to static. Like the pickups have trouble with the last vibrations of the strings.
There also seems to be a lot of background noise when set to just a single pickup but once paired up with another it is much more quiet. Is that normal? Like could have the guy messed something up installing the switch?
This is my first trem guitar. Now I see what people are talking about in down or up tuning. It took me a good while to get it back to e standard.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Everything on this guitar is new to me as my other guitar is a hardshell schecter with emg85/81. I am liking is so far and think it will be replacing my schecter.