Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Re: My first ibanez how did i do?
Boy do I have a good bit to say here!!!!!!
!. Congratulations!!! You got a killer guitar for a great price!!! Even in rough shape, a first year 570 is nothing to shrug off.
2. It sounds like you have grounding/cold solder issues with the wiring...absolutely not a big deal, but it should be fixed by a qualified tech........not a lot of $$ to do.
3. Your one lucky s.o.b. to have a Mega-drive in there. The only way to get one in the last 10 years has been to custom order one from DiMarzio. Even if you don't keep it in the guitar, hang on to it..........it's worth its weight in gold!!!
4. The body/neck joints cracks you have are completely normal and expected from an older Ibby. They are almost always in the finish only, if you can post some pics (as LP asked) we can tell what condition your in.
5 Again, as LP said...... more than likely the cracks behind the nut are probably minor and most likely not an issue, but they DO need to be tended to........ Don't let such a simple thing go undone. LP is a pro at cracked necks/headstocks. Get with him to see what, if any, repairs you need.
6. Welcome to Jemsite brother!!! Post some damn pics for us so we can see that bad-boy!!!!!!!!