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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need RG Idenification

It says RG series, but no number. It has V8 & V7 pickups but is not the Prestiege.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 03:33 PM
 
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What's the pickup configuration? Serial number? Which tremolo does it have (if it has a tremolo)?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 05:30 PM
 
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If it only has the two pickups it will be either of the following:
320, 321, 420, 421, 520, 620

Or, heaven forbid, a 120.

The numbers ending in 1 indicate a fixed bridge. Anything lower than 520 will have either an Edge Pro II ('03 models and newer), or a TRS thingie (older)

If it is made in Korea, it is probably a 32X. Japan, at least a 42X.

If it is a mahogany one with a quilted Sappely top, probably it is a 520QS. If it is NATO wood with a quilte Maple top, then it is likely a 620QM.

So, look at the back of the headstock, check out what year it was made (from the serial number), and where it was made (from the serial number or from a sticker/stamp on).

If none of the above helps, post a picture.

Also, I must have left some guitars off that list. Someone will correct me.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 11:18 PM
 
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If you feel confident enough to take the neck off, you will find the model number stamped on the neck and also on the pocket on the body where the neck attaches.

The above rules are a good guide, but of course Ibanez likes to throw curve balls once in a while.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2004, 12:58 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Ibateur
If it only has the two pickups it will be either of the following:
320, 321, 420, 421, 520, 620

Or, heaven forbid, a 120.

The numbers ending in 1 indicate a fixed bridge. Anything lower than 520 will have either an Edge Pro II ('03 models and newer), or a TRS thingie (older)

If it is made in Korea, it is probably a 32X. Japan, at least a 42X.

If it is a mahogany one with a quilted Sappely top, probably it is a 520QS. If it is NATO wood with a quilte Maple top, then it is likely a 620QM.

So, look at the back of the headstock, check out what year it was made (from the serial number), and where it was made (from the serial number or from a sticker/stamp on).

If none of the above helps, post a picture.

Also, I must have left some guitars off that list. Someone will correct me.
I have a 420, and it doesn't have V7 and V8 -- can't be that one.

Probably a 520.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 01:06 AM
 
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If I recall, the 4XX's switched to V series pickups around 01, along with their production move to Japan.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 12:23 PM
 
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If I recall, the 4XX's switched to V series pickups around 01, along with their production move to Japan.
Well, I know the 420 series was discontinued before that. I bought mine new in 98, and I think they had one more year.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2004, 09:26 AM
 
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If it only has the two pickups it will be either of the following:
320, 321, 420, 421, 520, 620

Or, heaven forbid, a 120.

The numbers ending in 1 indicate a fixed bridge. Anything lower than 520 will have either an Edge Pro II ('03 models and newer), or a TRS thingie (older)

If it is made in Korea, it is probably a 32X. Japan, at least a 42X.

If it is a mahogany one with a quilted Sappely top, probably it is a 520QS. If it is NATO wood with a quilte Maple top, then it is likely a 620QM.

So, look at the back of the headstock, check out what year it was made (from the serial number), and where it was made (from the serial number or from a sticker/stamp on).

If none of the above helps, post a picture.

Also, I must have left some guitars off that list. Someone will correct me.
What school did you goto???
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2004, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I took the neck off and it is a 550R. What's the R stand for. It has a Lo-Trem or TRS I think. And I think mapel lamenent on the front under the paint. It chips off very easily.
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