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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Made a trade, was wondering!

I traded my LTD MH-301 with EMG 81 pickup with a guy last weekend.

The dude said he had an RG570, so I jumped on the offer since it's a hell of a nice guitar. After the trade, I realised some wierd thing...

Tremolo was not an Edge like an RG570 but rather a Lo Pro
Neck was one part and RG 570 built in 2000 had a 3 peices (serial is F00...)

Still it's made in japan, has V7-S1-V8 pickup
So, I looked around and found out it must be an RG470... (I haven't check out the number on the neck and joint but from what I understand, it must be)

So, my question, I was about to trade it (the dude wasn't shure yet) with an RGT42FM (neck trough, mahogany, like the MH-301, kinda what I was looking for), I know the choice between an RG570 and a RGT42FM had some advantages (edge Trem, original wizard, MIJ), but with an MIJ RG470, was it still a good trade?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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Re: Made a trade, was wondering!

Year 2000 model RG570ex has a LO Pro Edge trem, the 470's from the same year would have the Lo Trs system fitted so the guitar you have is probably the 570ex model.
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Sounds like a 570 to me.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Made a typo up there, Lo TRS, not lo Pro (from memory, I'll check tonight to be sure)

I've also taken a mesure at the 12th fret and it gives me 20.5 thikness... just in between (but my RG350 gives me around the same mesure)
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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here's a pics, if it helps



BTW, still plays butifully! it's gonna make a great project, I'm looking to strip the paint down and dye her blue. Gonna be great!!!
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Re: Made a trade, was wondering!

Looks like RG 470 to me. Look the lo trs isn't a bad trem, had it on rg 450 not a single problem. Are you sure that the neck is original wizard, it may be wizard II. Wizard II is thicker, original wizard is really thin - 17mm. I haven't played the ltd, you can tell alone if the trade was good. How much did you paid for the ltd? Look the prices of RG 4... in ebay. Compare th $$$. And the most importent thing do you like the guitar? If its comfi to you and sounds good to you then everything is OK!
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mesure was taken at 12th frett, Wizard would be 20mm and Wizard II should be 21mm, I'm gonna take a mesurement at first when I change the string, I'll take the time to unscrew the neck and look for the real production marks.

What kinda deceive me the most is that I was willing to do the exchange for mostly the Wizard neck (in the RG570), I don't care for the tremolo since it'll be blocked in no time and, well, the finish won't stay there long...
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Re: Made a trade, was wondering!

That's an RG470 NP with LoTRS trem.
The neck and body are the only decent parts.
Block the trem, or slightly mod the rout for an Edge.



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That's an RG470 NP with LoTRS trem.
The neck and body are the only decent parts.
Block the trem, or slightly mod the rout for an Edge.
this!
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So, my question, I was about to trade it (the dude wasn't shure yet) with an RGT42FM (neck trough, mahogany, like the MH-301, kinda what I was looking for), I know the choice between an RG570 and a RGT42FM had some advantages (edge Trem, original wizard, MIJ), but with an MIJ RG470, was it still a good trade?
The question remains, considering an LTD-MH 301 with 2 EMG81 and the fact that I was about to trade (maybe) with an RGT42FM, is it still a good trade?
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The question remains, considering an LTD-MH 301 with 2 EMG81 and the fact that I was about to trade (maybe) with an RGT42FM, is it still a good trade?
Short answer=no!
But, if you like it--do it.
The 470 is not the best guitar, but not the worst.
It will require mods and part upgrades to make it good.



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That's an RG470 NP with LoTRS trem.
The neck and body are the only decent parts.
Block the trem, or slightly mod the rout for an Edge.
Hey! The LO-TRS is actually a completely serviceable bridge! Sure it's no Edge or Lo-Pro, but it isn't the steaming pile of crap that the LO-TRS II is. It works perfectly fine, stays in tune pretty much as well, and is build pretty nicely too.
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Re: Made a trade, was wondering!

If I was going to do all the work of stripping and staining, I would rout it for an Edge, too. Might as well put a veneer on it too, unless you get lucky and uncover some extraordinary basswood.
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Re: Made a trade, was wondering!

veneer is always an option if the grain is not to my taste!

But for th retouting, not worth it since the tremolo will be blocked.

BTW, I've checker, it's a loTRS, not loPro
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Re: Made a trade, was wondering!

That's cool, but it'll look nicer (IMO) and have higher resale value (and cost more to complete, lol). I just think it would be a shame to pretty her all up and not give her the nicer hardware.
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