02 RG570L Issues and Info!
I just picked up a 2002 RG 570L MIJ. This is my first post 91 Ibanez and well, it's been at least a couple years since I've even had any Ibanez guitar. While I absolutely love how the guitar plays and looks, I've ran into a couple problems. After I got it, the first thing I did was yanked the TRS bridge and dropped in a Gotoh lic. Floyd I had sitting around. Here's problem #1. The string lock screws are to long. If I go to intonate properly, the screws hit the back edge of the trem route. Routing the guitar is not an option at this point and I absolutely will not go back to the TRS bridge. I also tried and OFR w/ the same issue.
Anyone know where I can find someone to make shorter lock screws?
The other issue I'm having is the hardware. It has the powder cosmo H/W on it, the gotoh is flat black. Not jiving together at all. Tuners and knobs will be cake to find, I'm concerned w/ finding a locknut that matches the fretboard radius in black. Anyone have any ideas?
Normally this stuff would be crawling out of the woodwork, but I'm a lefty, so that makes it a bit more complicated.
I'm also interested to know a little bit more about these guitars. Are they good quality? I read somewhere that they were the predecessor to the prestige 1570L. Is that true?
Thanks for any input guys!