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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

I`ll have pics up later today, but last night I scored big!

It`s a 1991 model UV7BK, With the green dot inlay. The pickguard, truss rod cover, and trem cover need replacement, bridge pickup is an EMG active, it will be going back to a Blaze. Overall, its in great shape. No dings, nicks or gouges. Two very small cracks in the neck pocket were all I found.

I`m so stoked to finally own one of these!

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

Congrats dude! I love my BK, it's a hell of a player.
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Perfect article

It's really well done! Respect to author
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

Okayyyy, calm down!

Here's the goods!


As previously stated, the bridge Blaze was replaced with an active EMG, I am on the hunt for a green Blaze to replace it!


Looks good for a nearly 20 year old UV. The neck is arrow straight, frets have lots of life in them, and the fretboard is scalloped baby!


Cosmetically, it needs work. The trem is heavily pimpled, with some small rusty spots. I haven't taken the trem cover off yet, and it does not move, so the previous owner must have blocked it (I hope!)


The worst part, cosmetically, is the neck plate. It's heavily scuffed, and corroded, but can still make out the lettering, and serial #. I hope it can be restored.



The only other glitch I found were 2 small (very small) cracks in the neck joint pockets.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

You could clean up that neck plate with some CLR (calcium, lime, rust). I've used it to refinish some old nasty floyd roses before. You could even refinish it with some paint if you like when you get that rust off.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

Some more pics.

My hunch was correct, the previous owner did block the trem, literally! Two small blocks, screwed into the wood, and what looks like a 3/4'' dowel behind it!


The 9v battery is for the EMG pickup


Add 2 Edge trem springs to my shopping list.


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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

Update:

I removed the trem blockade, and noticed the trem is marked, "Ibanez EDGE". Is this an Edge Pro 7, or original Edge?
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

it's an original edge, you can tell immediately by the saddles, they're not low profile. I see you also need a truss rod cover as well...
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

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it's an original edge, you can tell immediately by the saddles, they're not low profile. I see you also need a truss rod cover as well...
Truss rod cover, trem access cover, green 5-way selector tip, black/green pickguard, and a green Blaze pickup.

Is the Original Edge trem common on the early production models?
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2010, 01:28 AM
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

The one thing you need the MOST, is a new pick guard. That one is horrible. The original black edged in green is much better.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2010, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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The one thing you need the MOST, is a new pick guard. That one is horrible. The original black edged in green is much better.
The guard is a Jeannie pickguard, and yes, it`s really bad. I can`t put the new guard in until I get the Blaze pickup.
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

Frankenverse!
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

I removed and reinstalled the Edge 7 today. The bubbly corrosion is limited to the top of it. Underneath, this Edge is clean! No rust, or discoloration! The trem anchors are tight, no play, and no slop in the anchor bolts either. I repositioned the trem springs (closer together on the claw, more spread out on the block, like the JEMs) The trem bar socket also had to be tightened, I guess this part coming loose is common for the Edge.

Fretboard cleaned up okay. Some of the frets higher up are kinda flat, due to the previous owner having the action set really low. Is there a way I can restore them?

What cleaner would you guys recommend for the fretboard? What's a good oil to condition the wood?
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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Re: NGD, 1991 Green Dot UV7BK!

congratz and please bring it back to life.
black and green life.
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