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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-05-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

I would like to know what kind of body this is, and what kind of tremolo can fit this thing.

It's got none of that "Jem tremolo cavity". But i'm also not sure if all the UV7, rg550, jem and all the ibanez with that kind of pickguard have the same body cavity and same pickguard size?

I just got this body off a local auction site for about $30 CAN. Im getting a friend to bring it back to Canada for me. I got an RG370DX neck i'm planning to install. Very excited =)
**********UPDATED**********:Here are the pics (with measurements too!)

THAT'S RIGHT BOYS AND GIRLS. YOU WERE ALL VERY SMART AND WAS RIGHT. ITS A CHIBANEZ, and it has a swimming pool pickup route =(

Anyways, i won't give up just yet. Right now i need to install a trem on it, and then do the pickups.Holes on neck would need re-drilling, since the neck is the real deal (RG370DX neck)

so what type of trem would fit on this? I'll be ordering on ****





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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-05-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

Looks like a either a lower end Rg body with a handle routed or just a copy body. I think it is routed for the TRS trem from the pics and it doesnt have a jem jack or a barrel jack on the higher end rg's but that is just from sight so don't quote me. Also the jack seems a little too high up on the guitar to be a standard rg but for 30 bucks it seems pretty good.
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

Yep, looks like its some type of an rg with a handle cut into it.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 04:48 AM
 
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

That body does look shady. The back routing is not recessed - kinda like Fender-style. Most Ibanez back routing have recessed cavity, so that when you put on the cavity cover, it sits flush to the body back.

Also, the lower horn of the body, looks kinda rounded. Ibanez bodies have 'sharp edge' not like the one on this body.

The pickguard looks mis-shaped as well, especially the lower horn side.

My guess is that this is not an Ibanez body. Could be a Jem copy body, from some Jem knockoff. Even though it's cheap, you might run into some problems later when you wanted to assemble the RG370 neck to this body. The screw holes may not align, the neck pocket cavity may be to shallow or too deep - etc.

My 2 cents.
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

That trem route looks like a LoTRS route to me. Possibly an older Korean RG body.
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im 99% sure its a chibanez body.
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im 99% sure its a chibanez body.
Yeah--and a crappy refinished one at that.



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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

looks like a chibanez, which would mean you wouldnt be able to install an rg neck on it without drilling holes in the neck, which to be honest doesnt seem worth doing.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

But do you guys think the edge III trem locking nut that still remains on the neck would fit whatever tremolo i ended up installing onto the body?I hope I can actually install a trem that're availiable on **** for the body.

I'll definitely update you guys on this when I get it back next month or the end of this month.The neck had a cracked headstock before and it's been poorly glued, so it would make sense to put them together =)

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A nut is a nut. Nuts are sized to the neck, not the trem.



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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-08-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

Great, I just wanted to make sure that're no compatibility issues there at least.

I will check the cavity dimension right away when i receive the body thanks!
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

Alright the suspense probably faded away. but here is the real thing, my friend helped me carry this body across the oceans from China to Canada lol

LONG AND BEHOLD, ITS A CHIBANEZ BODY =( booooo. But hey i can't give up!! I guess its a good practice for my very first build.

Any general directions would be greatly appreciated! I'll be installing the trem first (what trem can fit on this?) and then the elctronics last.

Here are the pics (with measurements too!)




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I smell chibanez. Blegh...
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I smell chibanez. Blegh...
it does look cheap and cheerful.
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Re: Need help with body identification! UV7 RG550?

That's the right spirit! I mean, both my electric and acoustic are Ibanez. It would only make sense to get a NON-IBANEZ to be a chibanez~
PS: I'm Chinese =)

Seriously though, some constructive feedbacks would be appreciated. I just posted an ad to see if i get any offers on used ibanez trem systems. or floyd rose.
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