Well, D.M., as i said on my first post, it goes out of tune just by simply looking at it
And i can't figure out if it is because of the busted tremolo or the badly repaired neck though :\
I will post pictures of it as soon as i get permission to! (10 posts, 2 to go as of this writing)
Hello IbanezDaemon, thank you for stepping in!
I was actually thinking the same thing. As this neck is my favorite thing in this guitar, maybe i should get a professional luthier to take a look at it. Next thing is trying to find a good luthier around here....
Another thing with this neck, is that the truss rod is pretty much at it's limit. By this i mean that i actually need to have thicker low E and A strings so that i can have a slight bow on the neck. If I loosen the trussrod even an 1/8 of a turn (or less) the neck gets straight as an arrow and the trussrod becomes loose (the thing at the top starts to come out). Sorry if i can't explain any better.
I'm pretty sure there was supposed to be some room left in it before becoming loose, so that i could get at least a little relief on the neck with a standard 9's set.
This probably has something to do with the poor repair that was done before.
Next thing i should probably look at is the bridge. probably the main reason the thing goes out of tune i believe, since it lost half of both the knife edges supports :\
Might eventually get that other 450's just for the tremolo swap, being that he isn't charging too much more than what he paid for it, and it could always become a future project guitar :O
It's a lo-pro Edge, it should be a perfect fit i believe? And same quality for what i read somewhere on the forum
btw d.m., if u want to see the guitar, google this "rg560 orange" and look for one with white pickups. It has Air Norton S on the neck, an hexa-pole single in the middle (something like dimarzio's take on a p90 single coil size) and an Evo DP158-F on the bridge.
You can probably see the old ad on some .pt website. You wont be able to see the damages in the guitar (I wasn't when i bought it)
Sorry for long post again