Thanks for all the great comments! Being my first new guitar ($899.99 in 8
I have been reluctant to sell her. And because she never stayed in tune for one song, she stayed in the case. Thats why she is so new looking but I take care of all my guitars. Even my work horse, "The 1986 Hamer VKK USA"!
Still I used the 760 as a studio/practice weapon. The super fast neck made for extreme soloing. Plus, it taught me how to tune on the fly! It wasn't until about a few years ago I heard Steve Vai mentioning a new tremolo system for Ibanez's. The Edge low profile.
I am sure you guys know all about the Edge Tremolo's knife edges! Anyway, I trusted Steve's advice and bought one for the 760. Amazing! I can do all kinds of bends now and it goes back in tune. Not crazy stuff but a lot better then the orginal. I think they are using better metal knife edges.
The pups were changed from the start because it had crap! It wasn't the IBZUSA DiMarzio's you see on older guitars, that was on the next years model. So I put in a DiMarzio Super Distortion, a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder middle,and a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail in the neck.
Then I added "the switch"! Being a huge Maiden fan, I loved Dave Murray's guitar sound with Adrian Smith so I followed. I added the simple switch to turn on the neck pickup when I wanted too. Just like the Maiden boys.
At the time there were no push pull, multipole, or parallel switches around. So I went with the body damage and added a switch.
The pots, tuners, and jack are orginal because I can't get them off...really! They are not bad but the knobs show wear. I can't get them off without damaging the guitar. Ha! The 5 way is DiMarzio.
The pups now are all DiMarzios, Super Distortion at bridge, DP 408 at middle, and DP 407 at neck. She sounds beautiful...
The comment on that I would shred the guitar is false. The comment on giving my guitars to my children is the truth...have no children at the moment but have a wonderful niece.
The 1988 Ibanez 760 made in Japan assembled in the USA will be worth something...
Or maybe not.