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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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540R with a rusted edge

I'm looking at buying an Ibanez 540R from a local seller, and the only reason I haven't already picked it up is that the fine tuners on the edge tremolo unit that is equipped on the guitar are rusted.

How easy is this to fix, and can I find the parts I need to fix it anywhere?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 05:31 PM
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Re: 540R with a rusted edge

where in kansas are you.... if you decide against buying i may be interested. I dont know about the fine tuners.... how much if you dont mind my asking?????

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 08:43 AM
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Re: 540R with a rusted edge

Those are great guitars and if you can get one for a reasonable price (say $400 or less), you'll be happy. They sell in the auctions for anywhere from $300 up to $600, depending on features and condition.

The rusted trem parts are common and everything usually works fine despite the rust. Sometimes simply wiping them down with a lightly oiled rag and then a clean cloth is sufficient. On other ones, I've had to disassemble the whole deal and soak/clean each part individually. Edge trems have some teeny parts so you have to pay attention, but it's not difficult. Maybe take a few pics as you go along so you can remember how to reassemble and get the intonation back close to where it belongs.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 540R with a rusted edge

Alright, I've decided not to buy it. If any of you are interested here it is.


I live about 300 miles away and just didn't care for driving that far for a guitar that I didn't know if it was mint condition. He said the bridge pickup does not work and in the pic he sent me the tremolo has a bit of rust.

Here is the the best pic that I was sent

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 01:35 PM
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Re: 540R with a rusted edge

oh so tempting..... but i would probably rip it apart and part out some of the pieces, then use it for a template to build a custom radius..... oh so tempting.... but it seems a shame to part out such an awesome guitar. the radius series are my favorite...
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