the v7 and v8's originally in it went that bad, but they had no character to cut through. i swapped them out with the air norton and tone zone combo(my personal fave), but i had them in black so i ended putting nickel covers on them. very pretty!!! sounds great, it toned them down a bit, but for the rt650 was not looking for agression. when i bought it i was looking to make this my all around beater to take the place of my sc420 as my main stage axe, so i wanted to put either a fishman or l.r. bagss acoustic trem on it, then block it with a tremsetter for drop d work as well. the lack of funds kept me from that, but other than that is great. it is a welcome change at times to go back to that neck from the wizard, as i love chunky strat necks, too.
question, how does that fender floyd feel? like a wilkinson? i was thinking of possibly dropping a wilkinson from carvin into it because the wilkinson's are great flutterers for a vintage style trem.
i like the magnum locks, but they take a little longer to restring than a sperzeled axe. the extra, extra turns you got to put on it to open and close it are a pain, but thankfully for me, i had a cordless screwdriver and a string winder bit....zzzzziiippp! i was looking to finding some replacements from gotoh. does gotoh have the sperzel style lockers with the same base...i don't want to drill. i have a spare set of satin chrome sperzels and was not going to ruin this axe with a drill.