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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

Well, this is the the JB 540R that I got off of E-Bay. This thing is amazing!!! I am in love with it, I now see the difference between a MIJ Ibanez and the others. Came all the way from Japan, in tune! LOL! I have not had the chance to plug this guy in (still on the DL from the wife) but it feels and looks great!

Anyway, here's some preliminary pics. The lighting at my mom's house is less than ideal for photos.









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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 03:15 AM
 
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What a snap man,
i love radiuses and this seems to be MINT! good deal for 500 bucks!
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 05:31 AM
 
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Gotta love the curves! Radius is definitely on my wish list.

Congrats, beautiful guitar.
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Came all the way from Japan, in tune! LOL!
that's amazing it was in tune all the way from Japan! beautiful guitar! that blue is so deep...the guitar looks to be in really nice shape too...congratulations!
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HNGD!!! Enjoy it man!! Those things are awesome. So comfy.

Congrats!!!!
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Dayum, son.

I also hope to add a Radius to my stable one day. Ibanez should reissue them, but properly, like the Genesis series, with Edge trems etc.
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Looks pretty nice to me!
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys, it's not 100% perfect, has some little nicks here and there but it's setup PERFECTLY. I've been trying to get my S520EX setup exactly like this one is but I just can't get it. After playing the two, I have to admit that there is a noticeable difference between the MIJ guitars (especially the older ones) and the MIK or Indonesian ones. I've got quite a few guitars but this 540 is up at the top of the list, no doubt!!!

Also, this color reminds me of my 2003 Cobra Mustang color "Sonic Blue" that I sold when I got married...I had to get it.
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Congrats. I'm glad everything worked out and you got the guitar you really wanted. It looks great; good luck with it.
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Thanks guys, it's not 100% perfect, has some little nicks here and there but it's setup PERFECTLY. I've been trying to get my S520EX setup exactly like this one is but I just can't get it. After playing the two, I have to admit that there is a noticeable difference between the MIJ guitars (especially the older ones) and the MIK or Indonesian ones. I've got quite a few guitars but this 540 is up at the top of the list, no doubt!!!

Also, this color reminds me of my 2003 Cobra Mustang color "Sonic Blue" that I sold when I got married...I had to get it.
I love termis :-)
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I love termis :-)
Me too...big mistake selling that thing...
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 02:16 AM
 
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Very nice looking 540! Suddenly I want one too!
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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Thanks guys, it's not 100% perfect, has some little nicks here and there but it's setup PERFECTLY. I've been trying to get my S520EX setup exactly like this one is but I just can't get it. After playing the two, I have to admit that there is a noticeable difference between the MIJ guitars (especially the older ones) and the MIK or Indonesian ones. I've got quite a few guitars but this 540 is up at the top of the list, no doubt!!!

Also, this color reminds me of my 2003 Cobra Mustang color "Sonic Blue" that I sold when I got married...I had to get it.
There's a difference, especially that era of Ibanez vs even today's MIJs, but they all play fine. I dont know what it is with all the indo-bashing, but my RG350 may not have as thin of a neck or anything like the MIJs, but it's still nice.

BTW HNGD! I want to get my hands on a 540R BB that I saw online for sale in Tokyo for some time. Looks gorgeous.
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There's a difference, especially that era of Ibanez vs even today's MIJs, but they all play fine. I dont know what it is with all the indo-bashing, but my RG350 may not have as thin of a neck or anything like the MIJs, but it's still nice.

BTW HNGD! I want to get my hands on a 540R BB that I saw online for sale in Tokyo for some time. Looks gorgeous.
Hey, I'm not saying the Indo or Korean guitars are bad, by S520EX is Korean and I absolutely love it, in fact, that is the guitar that got me into this whole Ibanez business, LOL! All I'm saying is that there is a slight difference. Of all my guitars both of my Ibanez guitars are safe from being sold, if that means anything.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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Re: NGD: My JB 540R is here!!

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!
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