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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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My new Rg 470s

First off, sorry for the terrible quality of the pics......
So here are my new(ish) RG 470s. THe one on the left is a 97 model made in Korea. I fitted an original Floyd Rose and also installed a tone zone in the bridge and an air norton in the neck. I also put on Dimarzio Cliplocks or whatever they're called - sounds great and plays like a dream
The one on the right is a 2001 Japanese model. I blocked the trem off and took off the top lock of the nut so i can tune down to drop D as needed. I also installed the Dimarzio Strap lock and in the bridge I put a Dimarzio Evolution - now, in the neck I put a Seymour Duncan Jazz. Surprise surprise it sounds great and plays like a blinkin' dream......
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 01:38 AM
 
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Re: My new Rg 470s

you should sell them an get an rg 550 or a 570 much better choices
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 04:16 AM
 
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Nice guitars. Don't worry about this people who have to be narrow minded about what model guitars you own. If you like them that's awesome.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 05:29 AM
 
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This one on the left used to be an RG 470 (Click!):


It just has an Edge and a RG550 neck now. And I drilled in holes to fit a pickguard and repainted it. More pics here: http://ameba.lpt.fi/~vilkmati/Sontaa/Uusi/DSCN0492.jpg

And yes, it plays great!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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Re: My new Rg 470s

i love 470's and 450's especially mij. i have bought a few really cheap because people think they are crap (or read what elitist rg5xx owners think) if your lucky they are pretty much the same guitars as the 500 series.mine even had 550 necks on them. plus the original edge trem. they are gold. currently i only have a 450dx but soon i will build my collection up.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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Re: My new Rg 470s

What guitar was the pickguard off of?
(I have a 470 and a leftover 550 pickguard that I may attempt to place on it.)

I also agree with your comment concerning playing whatever YOU like-Not what others think!

Thx
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Re: My new Rg 470s

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This one on the left used to be an RG 470 (Click!):


It just has an Edge and a RG550 neck now. And I drilled in holes to fit a pickguard and repainted it. More pics here: http://ameba.lpt.fi/~vilkmati/Sontaa/Uusi/DSCN0492.jpg

And yes, it plays great!
Love the one on the left. Looks great.
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What guitar was the pickguard off of?
(I have a 470 and a leftover 550 pickguard that I may attempt to place on it.)
RG550 pickguard.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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Appreciate the response.

I will be stripping my 470L down and staining also. What was the stain you used on that??? It looks awesome! I hope you don't mind but I may be closely replicating your scheme!

Also, what size nut did you use? (42mm/43 mm)? I'll be stripping my OFR from an Old Baretta and hope it will match up.

Thx again
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Appreciate the response.

I will be stripping my 470L down and staining also. What was the stain you used on that??? It looks awesome! I hope you don't mind but I may be closely replicating your scheme!

Also, what size nut did you use? (42mm/43 mm)? I'll be stripping my OFR from an Old Baretta and hope it will match up.

Thx again
Nice to hear, that you like the guitar so much, you want to replicate it!

Can't remember the brand of the stain. It's mahogany colour. Just bought it from some regular store, the can costed about 10€ (~$16) and I used half of the stain. At first I put too much of it on the frontside of the guitar and sanded it away and then put a little less of it.

Nut's 43mm. The neck's actually an RG550 neck. The decal's from 3bay.
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Nice to hear, that you like the guitar so much, you want to replicate it!

Can't remember the brand of the stain. It's mahogany colour. Just bought it from some regular store, the can costed about 10 (~$16) and I used half of the stain. At first I put too much of it on the frontside of the guitar and sanded it away and then put a little less of it.

Nut's 43mm. The neck's actually an RG550 neck. The decal's from 3bay.
did you have to change the parts for the vol and tone control and the switch to compensate for the pickguard? your guitars look awesome btw
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did you have to change the parts for the vol and tone control and the switch to compensate for the pickguard? your guitars look awesome btw
No I didn't. I just ordered the pots, knobs, pup switch and the output plug online. I guess they're normal ones. At first I thought about cutting off the wood under the pickguard but since there were no problems, I left it this way.
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