Re: Pre JS radius question
Hello ladies and gents. Cool site.
Question for the pre-JS
540r gurus. I picked up an '88 a while back and I'm wondering if the pickups are original. They don't have the white "IBZ" printed on them like all the others do in the pics I've seen. They look the part (from what I can tell anyway), they just don't have the ink.
The humbucker is a (USA) dimarzio,, are these what the factory was installing back then? Not sure what the singles are as I haven't yet pulled them and looked for an ID.
Is there a chance that any shipped without the IBZ printed on them? Or are they either: not original or someone rubbed the ink off?
I'm also curious what the ballpark retail was when they were new, if anyone has that info.
one of mine is missing the "ibz/usa" print. But pickup swaps are far to common and easy to do to to rule that out.
retail new was 900$, or so I've been informed.
In the future, to help keep things clean and organized, we put 540r stuff in the "other ibanez" section, just to prevent any confusion, because they may look similar, but really arent the same at all, in any way. Back to back they even look a smidge different.