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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help/advice with DT-155

Hey everyone,

I have a DT-155 that I could use some help/advice. I'm trying to decide whether I want to restore it or move on and get something new. Here's the deal:

Got the guitar in the mid-80's, was my first real guitar. Has some cosmetic issues that I would like to address (gouge in neck and body) and would like to replace the pickups.

At a minimum I know it will need new frets, so not sure if that coupled with the damage would necessitate just buying a new neck

I'm trying to determine what would need to be done and at what cost. Also not sure where to go for parts (if I need to replace the neck, for example).

Will post pictures in a few so you can see the gouges I'm talking about
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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Re: Help/advice with DT-155

If those pickups are the Ibanez V5 pickups DONT TOUCH THEM. They are rare pups, only made pre-87 IIRC. There's a chance they may be Super 80s or Super 70s as well. DONT TOUCH THEM EITHER.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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How could I tell if they are the rare ones? I did replace the bridge pickup back in the day...
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