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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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The flame maples

Big fan of the flame maples, early 90s. Whats your opinions about these guitars, and whats the main difference in sound compare to the regular 570/770?

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Here's my 1990 RG770FMCB. Still working on some changes. It had blue/black pickups. Still need to get a neck pickup. So far traded for a red/black FRED for the bridge. FS-1 middle. PAF Joe neck. Changed to the top hat knobs. I really dig the flame and lack of the yellow in the cherry burst. Makes for a more subtle burst. Not sure, but I think it is a true flame maple top and not just veneer. Hopefully we'll see some more flames in this thread!


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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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That looks fantastic with the red/black pickups! Glad we were able to come up with a trade that worked for both of us. Looking forward to seeing it when you get the neck pup swapped out.
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Thanks Jesse. I'm not sure on the neck pickup yet. Either a BREED or PAF Pro. Still need to get an Edge and cosmo nut pads to bring it to full glory. Anybody else got some flame maple to show off?
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Re: The flame maples

big fan of flame maple too..
quilted maple also nice.

the only maple top i hate is bird's eye
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 12:07 AM
 
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Thanks Jesse. I'm not sure on the neck pickup yet. Either a BREED or PAF Pro. Still need to get an Edge and cosmo nut pads to bring it to full glory. Anybody else got some flame maple to show off?
Well I absolutely loved the PAF Pro in the neck of my old mahogany RG3120, but I've never liked them nearly as much in my Jems. I have no experience with Breeds, but I absolutely loved the Air Norton that I had in the neck of my basswood RG2005-1.

banjomikez has a red/black F-spaced Air Norton right now. See 190612551754

You need an Edge? What the heck is in there? Looks like an Edge to me.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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Re: The flame maples

My '92 RG570 flame maple...



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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 01:25 AM
 
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I hope these FM's didn't cost a lot when they came out because honestly, you can barely see the flame!
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The Edge that's in there is badly pitted. It works fine but really bugs me. May go with a lo-pro. Tax time is just around the corner.

I think the flame maple is kind of hidden beneath the paint. The deep red is really thick around the edge. Like I said, I realy like it's sublteness.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 01:50 AM
 
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Don't get me wrong, they're BEAUTIFUL guitars! But if you're paying for flamed maple, I wanna see some flame, you know?
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It's all about the lighting. Here's my RGR421!

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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Re: The flame maples

Flame Maple is pretty and i like it, but it is a bit to flashy for me. I prefer a solid color, a natual translucent color over a normal styled grain, or satin spalted maple. Just my 2 cents.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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There's my '95 alder rg570. I like it, it's great guitar.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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I am guessing my new one counts as a flame maple top...RG1200





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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Re: The flame maples

Mine isnt from the early 90's, but its got quite the flame to it. I will post pics once i can move the pics off the camera.
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