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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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1985 Pro Line Series

Anyone know if these are actually any good? I'm tempted to go for it, but im not sure what kind of neck she has or how it'll play if ya know what I mean. Any thoughts or anyone have one?

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Re: 1985 Pro Line Series

From memory, these have thicker necks than the late 80's RG models. I would say it's a great guitar. But you might not like it at all. At that price, if you can afford it, it's not a bad purchase. I would like to see more pics and details if I were to buy it. But it looks clean.
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Re: 1985 Pro Line Series

I am pretty sure that you can only do dives on that trem. It is not routed like RGs and jems. So it is no good if you want a trem that goes both ways.
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I am pretty sure that you can only do dives on that trem. It is not routed like RGs and jems. So it is no good if you want a trem that goes both ways.
and I'm pretty sure you're right, as the routing for pulling the trem has begun with the Jem and RGs at Ibanez in 1987.

To me it's a nice collector though. If I had more money to spend in guitars I'd buy every Ibanez superstrat from that era.

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Re: 1985 Pro Line Series

Those were great guitars, some of my favorites from that era ('85 ish). That's one of my favorite colors as well. Bound ebony boards, nice necks, a gold original edge and a cool switching system. They aren't collectors instruments really, so if you got it and didn't like the pups you could swap them out without losing any sleep, though I would try and keep that switching system intact if at all possible.
Those are really nice guitars, but unfortunately (for you) I do have a soft spot for them so my opinion might be less than objective. I'd love to have another one myself

I think Nuno has a few of these, maybe one of each model. If he doesn't chime in here shoot him a quick PM. I'm sure he'd be happy to talk ProLines with you
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Re: 1985 Pro Line Series

i own one (PL1770GP) and i can tell you it's a GREAT guitar overall. the only con would be the single-coils buzz a lot on distortion. but they sings on clean. all the rest is pure pleasure. get it right now!
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Re: 1985 Pro Line Series

The one in the Ad is a 1986 PL1770SP.

I have one and it is a phenominal guitar. That one is in dire need of a setup. The hardware looks correct, it should be a White Gold Edge Trem and Smooth Tuner IIs.

The bridge does float above the body, it'll flutter and pull up a bit but not as much as the recessed ones. I have a bunch of the RGs from 1986 and I shim the necks a bit to get a little more height out of the bridge for more clearance behind it.

Grab it and don't look back!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1985 Pro Line Series

ah ****,ok would you take it over a pristine RG350dx with a steve special in the bridge and air norton in the neck?? and it's being setup by the guy for free? I can't afford to buy another guitar so i have to pick one? :/
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...would you take it over a pristine RG350dx with a steve special in the bridge and air norton in the neck??
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