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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG 470

Hey

I have an Ibanez RG 470 and i want to replace the Floyd Rose. I have currently an Ibanez LO-TRS tremolo and i want to know which Ibanez tremolos will also fit in (without drilling and other adjustments).

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 02:36 AM
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Re: RG 470

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There are tons of threads on this topic--try the search feature to find the various results others members have posted. The most common answer is a Gotoh. I'm pretty sure that 470 has a LoTRS II, not a LoTRS. Go get 10 posts so you can show us some pics.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 470

I bought an old Ibanez and it has an LO-TRS in it. When i disassemble it i notice that the neck is from RG 550 and on the body it was nothing. The code on the neck shows only the date it was made so i am not sure if it is really an RG 470. I have V7, V8 and S1 pickups in it, but i want to replace the bridge pickup with EVO or EVO2. Which is better ?
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 470

I want an Ibanez tremolo not any substitution. I saw that the edge series tremolos looks the same.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 02:58 AM
 
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Re: RG 470

It's a Japanese made RG470, which actually comes with a decent trem (the LO-TRS II is the junk one). Is your trem actually dead, or could any issues you have with it be remedied by sharpening the knife edges, chap stick, etc?
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 470

The thread on E strng saddle is broken.
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The thread on E strng saddle is broken.
Just replace the saddle. Yeah, LP is correct--early MIJ 470. I'm surprised it doesn't have an Edge trem. You can easily put an Edge in there with very minimal routing...
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 470

In Europe is hard and expensive to get spare parts. Is Edge tremolo better ?
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 04:29 AM
 
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Re: RG 470

A standard Low profile Floyd rose saddle should fit it from memory. Go to your local, and see if they have any. Failing that I may have some saddles from a LO-TRS II that would probably fit that I could give to you for postage cost. I'm sure you could find something locally.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 470

OK, I will make some calls.

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 470

I fixed the thread using some Czech (thing to make the thread). They have difrent metric system so i could make a hole a little bigger than a M4 screw and fix the thread.
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Re: RG 470

Axl, try to put one of the good screws into one (or all) of the bad saddles and see if they will thread and tighten properly. If they do, you only need new locking screws. You can use the hardened screws from a Lo-Pro trem. They are available from Rich at www.Ibanezrules.com (he's a senior member here) or from a local Ibanez dealer. You want part# 2LE24B


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Axl, try to put one of the good screws into one (or all) of the bad saddles and see if they will thread and tighten properly. If they do, you only need new locking screws. You can use the hardened screws from a Lo-Pro trem. They are available from Rich at www.Ibanezrules.com (he's a senior member here) or from a local Ibanez dealer. You want part# 2LE24B
The screws are not tighten the string block... the string jumps out without an effort
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Re: RG 470

I've got spare saddles and screws in my parts drawer if you are interested. I think I have all of those. If you just want to pay some money for post and packing you can have them.
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