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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Got my 540P !!!!!

Got it a week ago and ordered some red stuff to put on it.





When i got it, it was pretty scuffed up, i wet sanded it down and buffed it to a glossy shine, changed the pups, switch, knob and tip. Put on a big brass block too. The knob is a custom metal anodized in red, pretty nice.

Humbucker from hell in the neck and a D Activator in the bridge, it screams. Still got the original pups stored way.

Anyway, just wanted to share with you guys. Now if my damn 540PII can get here!!!!!!

Chris
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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Re: Got my 540P !!!!!

Nice! How is the body as far as balance goes?
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Nice! How is the body as far as balance goes?
Balance is great.

Neck is wider than normal, plays great.

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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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Re: Got my 540P !!!!!

I'm thinking about getting a 540P 24f AANJ body off Ebay, and making the lower horn smaller. Always wanted a smaller RG type body.
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 12:14 AM
 
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Nicely done, happy shredding
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 05:01 AM
 
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Re: Got my 540P !!!!!

Nice man, I love the 540p 22 fret. great score. The black and red looks killer!

I'm sure you'll find the 540pII 24 fret quit a bit different than the 540p.
What color is it?
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Nice man, I love the 540p 22 fret. great score. The black and red looks killer!

I'm sure you'll find the 540pII 24 fret quit a bit different than the 540p.
What color is it?


Yeah i`m used to 24 fret guitars, i`m a 565 maniac, i play those almost exclusively...LOL

I always love the 550 Skolnick had in the Electric Crown video, black and red, so i wanted that look, minus the maple board of course.

I`m liking this 540P more and more though.

Chris
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Balance is great.

Neck is wider than normal, plays great.

Chris
The last time I played one was maybe 20 years ago.
But I distinctly remember the wide neck and balanced feel.
Is the string spacing wider too?

It had PJ Marx pickups in it which is the only time I have ever heard of them. They were quad rail humbuckers. The guitar played and sounded awesome.

I dont like the way they look, but mechanically they are a great guitar and I would own one if presented a good enough opportunity.
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Yeah i`m used to 24 fret guitars, i`m a 565 maniac, i play those almost exclusively...LOL

I always love the 550 Skolnick had in the Electric Crown video, black and red, so i wanted that look, minus the maple board of course.

I`m liking this 540P more and more though.

Chris
That is really cool!
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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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The neck on that is as wide as a current Prestige neck. It was just wider than the wizards out at the time. Why they made it 22f only is beyond me.
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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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Yeah i`m used to 24 fret guitars, i`m a 565 maniac, i play those almost exclusively...LOL

I always love the 550 Skolnick had in the Electric Crown video, black and red, so i wanted that look, minus the maple board of course.

I`m liking this 540P more and more though.

Chris
The DY 540pII is one of my favorite Ibbys. It would be interesting to know when it was made/serial number. I see that yours have the "custom made" inlay. I have seen this on other 540pII's but none of my 540pII's have this inlay.

I think it's a little bit strange since I have a bunch of em...
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The last time I played one was maybe 20 years ago.
But I distinctly remember the wide neck and balanced feel.
Is the string spacing wider too?

It had PJ Marx pickups in it which is the only time I have ever heard of them. They were quad rail humbuckers. The guitar played and sounded awesome.

I dont like the way they look, but mechanically they are a great guitar and I would own one if presented a good enough opportunity.
Yep, string spacing is a tad wider at the nut, comes back to normal at the higher frets and obviously at the bridge.

I didn`t really like the looks at first either, but now it has really grown on me. I love it.

Chris
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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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The DY 540pII is one of my favorite Ibbys. It would be interesting to know when it was made/serial number. I see that yours have the "custom made" inlay. I have seen this on other 540pII's but none of my 540pII's have this inlay.

I think it's a little bit strange since I have a bunch of em...
I think it was a random thing they did back in Japan, i heard that it was to create some interest towards these guitars by making it custom in a way with that inlay, witch obviously there not. Some 540P power series had it too.

Did any of you ever saw a paisley green 540PII? Those are damn rare.





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Did any of you ever saw a paisley green 540PII? Those are damn rare.
Never in real life. The paisley, the purple metallic, the white and the desert sun yellow is all rare.
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Yep, string spacing is a tad wider at the nut, comes back to normal at the higher frets and obviously at the bridge.

I didn`t really like the looks at first either, but now it has really grown on me. I love it.

Chris
I always remembered playing that one guitar and never forgot about what it felt like. It was different from all the rest of them. I distinctly remembered the string spacing which is why I asked for a reality check.

It was so much easier to play than all the others back then.
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