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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help identifying this RG

I'm trying to identify this model. I see that the pups have been swapped to an emg set (with a TW in the bridge position).

Trying to get an idea what model and the price range for this guy.

Anyone have any idea where I could start looking?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Re: Help identifying this RG

It's an RG1570. In good condition I would say 500-600 USD.
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It's an RG1570. In good condition I would say 500-600 USD.
Great. Thanks.

Is there any way to tell the year based on the paint color? Taking a quick look around, the 1570 seems to be in 4 different colors - none that are pictured here.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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Judging by the dot inlays and the black headstock I would say it's a 2003 model, like the one shown here : http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2003/rg.htm. Look at the serial number to confirm (or not) this.
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Thanks for all the help. I appreciate it.

If the serial is in the format F03xxxxx then it's safe to say that it's a 03' Japanese correct?

Any idea how much wood is generally needed to be routed in order to install EMGs into the RGs? I'll be looking at swapping back in some passives, but have a feeling that I'll need to either put them into an EMG housing, or get very large ring covers for them.
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No wood, generally (apart from the optional battery compartment).
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 03:32 AM
 
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For EMG passives, no routing. At least, from the picture, it doesn't look it was routed for those EMGs.
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in the direct-mounted pickup guitars you would need to square out the pickup cavities a bit. as for the wiring cavity, a 9v battery will fit in there without wood works.
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Re: Help identifying this RG

Feel free to shoot me a PM when you swap those EMGs out, I might take them off your hands if it's an 85 or 89/SA/81 set with the quick connects.
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Feel free to shoot me a PM when you swap those EMGs out, I might take them off your hands if it's an 85 or 89/SA/81 set with the quick connects.
If I don't end up sticking them in another guitar I'll keep that in mind.

There's just something about an RG that needs passive pickups where you can see the pole pieces...

I've been trying to read up on the Edge pro trems in the 2003 series. Do these ones have locking studs? Or were they removed before then?
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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I dunno, but that's a nice git-fiddle.
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