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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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My New RG1570MRB!!!!

I didn't want to be playing my jem7vwh all of the time, so I got a RG1570MRB. It's freakin awesome, especially for the price. I took the trem off to make sure that the arm holder was tight and figured that while I have it off I mine as well polish the frets, so I did and now it looks even more bitchin. It plays just like my Jem and I love it! Here are some pics.






The only thing that I noticed that I am sort of concerned about is this.

See how the neck near the 24th fret is popping up a little?(you can't tell as much in the picture as you can in person). Is it supposed to be that way?
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 07:25 PM
 
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Re: My New RG1570MRB!!!!

It's perfectly normal, I don't like the sparkle paint but it's beter than black.
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Re: My New RG1570MRB!!!!

I had an RG3120 with the same kind of neck angle. No problems, though. If your guitar plays well, no worries.
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Re: My New RG1570MRB!!!!

It's either that or they would have to make the neck pocket shallow like on the MIKs.
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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 07:37 PM
 
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Re: My New RG1570MRB!!!!

and congrats btw
how did you polish the fret?
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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 07:45 PM
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Frets should be polished with 0000 grade steel wool.

Remove the neck, then carefully mask off the fretboard leaving only the frets exposed. Use the steel wool and polish 'em up. Brush the excess steel particles off with an old toothbrush afterwards and ensure they're all gone and the neck is clean. It feels much better and looks great.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/grunge/grunge_1.htm

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thanx man... one more question, the fret polish wears off the frets?
THANX
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Don't do it too often and guitars' should have a refret at least few times in their lives.
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Re: My New RG1570MRB!!!!

I've played one of those (not in that colour), I must say they're wonderful, necks play themselves, comfortable feel, etc. Though I'd prefer just an HH model, and those V pickups need some power from your amp to get anything outta them.
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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Frets should be polished with 0000 grade steel wool.

Remove the neck, then carefully mask off the fretboard leaving only the frets exposed. Use the steel wool and polish 'em up. Brush the excess steel particles off with an old toothbrush afterwards and ensure they're all gone and the neck is clean. It feels much better and looks great.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/grunge/grunge_1.htm

^yep, that's how I did it. Didn't remove the neck though, I just taped off the body and the neck pickup near the top of the neck, then I covered the body of the guitar with a towel. If you don't do that, then the steel wool gets everywhere and sticks to the pickups. Works Great
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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My New RG1570MRB!!!!

Oh, I have another question for you guys. I accidentally chipped off a little piece of paint on the outer edge of the inside of the trem cavity(no big deal). Does anyone know if I can get touch up paint for it? Or if I can't, what should I use to touch it up? (I know it's sorta ridiculous, but I'm very anal?
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Re: My New RG1570MRB!!!!

I polish my frets with 6000 grit micromesh. It works significantly better than 0000 steel. Though steel wool is a good starting point. You should try it. Your frets will shine more than they ever have.
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4 aught is equal to 3600 micromesh. Past that you only have 4000 and 6000 [and 6000 is as high as you should go, further grades just amplify any minute flaws]. So "significantly" is a long stretch, especially since the string itself is doing the final polish on all contact area.
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True.

At 6000 it's more cosmetic than anything. But, it looks fancy and plays smooth.
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I like cosmetics as much as anybody, I run to 6000 after a fret level
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