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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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I got a few questions about my RG450

What year where these things made? Did they only come with maple fretboard? Was black the only color? Anyone know how much these things cost when new? I think the look similar to the RG550 or the new RG1550 if that helps. Who made the picks up on my 450 they say like INS1 or some crap like that.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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So from what I read the Low TRS 2 isnt great...Would I benifit from a FLoy ROse original of my jackson? BTW I never use the tremolo bar. Also I notice that I have shims under the locking plate on the neck. If i take this out my e string will buzz a lil unless the string action is real high. I adjusted the truss rod and everything is fine with the shim. Are these shims common?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 06:29 AM
 
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to know what year your 450 has been built, just read the serial number on the back of the headstock, it should read "Cxxxxxx", the first two numbers after the C reveal the year.

the INF pickups are cheap crappy pickups made for cheap Ibanez models only. swap them with good pickups as soon as you can.

the TRS is good if you dont use the bar, dont hassle for the Floyd if you wont use it. i also suggest you to block the trem, this will help it keep in tune better, and will avoid annoying trem-angle issues during restringings.

the shims are necessary in some (many) cases, dont worry.
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