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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Closest hard tail to rg570

Please recommend the closest hard tail guitar to the rg570. Mine has the bubinga stripe neck. I love the wizard neck. I also want the hsh or hss pickup configuration, as i like to be able to get a stratty sound and a heavy sound. i play a huge variety, from van halen to van morrison, jazz and funk. I prefer maple fingerboards but it's not a must. i'm ready for a break from floyd roses.

i'm aware of the tremel-no, but i want more simplicity.

price: $350 used to $700 new.

thanks, jerry
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 12:15 AM
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Re: Closest hard tail to rg570

uh a blocked 570? just fit two pieces of wood on both sides of the trem.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 01:01 AM
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Re: Closest hard tail to rg570

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uh a blocked 570? just fit two pieces of wood on both sides of the trem.
He said he wants more simplicity, this would really just complicate things. Maybe not technically any harder to string, but I get where he's coming from as far as just wanting the flat-out simplicity of a hardtail.

I suggest maybe a 550/570 neck on a hardtail body, you can get the bodies really cheap on the bay. The neck is a slightly harder thing to get you hands or for cheap, but not impossible. It's what I would do, but I'm sure someone will have a more simple idea
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Re: Closest hard tail to rg570

Hmmm... RG570 shaped hardtail + maple board + HSH =

Ibanez PGM301

Admittedly you'll have to pay a little more than $700, but if you can stretch a couple of hundred more then you can definitely get a nice used one and for your money you get a Prestige Ibanez loaded with loaded with real DiMarzios and all the simplicity and versatility you can possibily need
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2008, 12:03 PM
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Re: Closest hard tail to rg570

and a reversed headstock!!
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