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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

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what year is it Sonic? I've been looking at another one on eBay - good shape for $799 and another one here in St. Charles for $1000. Both have IBZ pups with HSS configurations and one has smaller dot inlays than the other. Both are Radius'.

I heard, based on year, the dots are different sizes? Are the necks the Ultra?

I loved the one I played at the local shop - they just want too much for it and I can't buy something without being able to take it back after a week if something is wrong. I'm checking GC daily to see when one of these in JB pops up.

congrats on your new axe!
It's a 1990. I don't know enough about the differences in Radius guitars to effectively comment on the dots or necks, sorry.

But, I may be able to somewhat help with your search. There is a Sea Foam Green for sale at the Joliet Guitar Center for $599.99 but it is the HSS configuration (here is the Guitar Center item #10966276. The HH is REALLY hard to find so I had to jump on this HSH. There is also a Red one in HSS available at a Guitar Center in Connecticut for $479.99 (Guitar Center item #109550241).

I bought two Agile Interceptor Pros from Guitar Center's website from two different states, found that they were not for me and my GC in Arlington Heights took them both back with zero issues and gave me a full refund with no questions asked. You have 30 days to decide if you like a guitar. In that respect, GC is a good place. You are, however, responsible for shipping.

If you're dead set on JB then be patient and hold up, they show up once in a while. It is truly an amazing guitar, worth every penny, IMO.

For ****s and giggles, here's a pic I took today with the 540's other Ibanez brother, my S520EX:



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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-01-2013, 03:31 AM
 
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

SB, Those are SEXAH. Man, I wish I could get to tokyo and check out that 540R BB. That thing must play awesome.
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-01-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

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I want to get my hands on a 540R BB that I saw online for sale in Tokyo for some time. Looks gorgeous.
Are you talking about the one that's on Ishibashi for yonks? Beehive knobs, IBZ/USA pups, Lo Pro. Don't know what year but looks at least '91 because of the Lo Pro. It seems in decent shape and is about $480.

I was lusting for a while but life intervened :P.
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

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It's a 1990. I don't know enough about the differences in Radius guitars to effectively comment on the dots or necks, sorry.

But, I may be able to somewhat help with your search. There is a Sea Foam Green for sale at the Joliet Guitar Center for $599.99 but it is the HSS configuration (here is the Guitar Center item #10966276. The HH is REALLY hard to find so I had to jump on this HSH. There is also a Red one in HSS available at a Guitar Center in Connecticut for $479.99 (Guitar Center item #109550241).

I bought two Agile Interceptor Pros from Guitar Center's website from two different states, found that they were not for me and my GC in Arlington Heights took them both back with zero issues and gave me a full refund with no questions asked. You have 30 days to decide if you like a guitar. In that respect, GC is a good place. You are, however, responsible for shipping.

If you're dead set on JB then be patient and hold up, they show up once in a while. It is truly an amazing guitar, worth every penny, IMO.

For ****s and giggles, here's a pic I took today with the 540's other Ibanez brother, my S520EX:




Those are pretty. My R was HSS and I put a railbucker in the neck. It sounded great. I love that S too. I really want one of those trems. How has it behaved for you? I know there are some up at GC and I am going there today...who knows?
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-01-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

What model is this and is it any good?



It's only 350 bucks.
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-01-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

^^ That's a 25th anniversary S. There's threads about them here, just do a search.
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-01-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

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Are you talking about the one that's on Ishibashi for yonks? Beehive knobs, IBZ/USA pups, Lo Pro. Don't know what year but looks at least '91 because of the Lo Pro. It seems in decent shape and is about $480.

I was lusting for a while but life intervened :P.
Nah the one I was looking at is at Kurosawa. Used for 500 USD.
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