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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Toy Roadstar II RG440

I just got this off an auction and it arrived yesterday. The condition was near excellent. I immediately took it apart to switch pickups. The original pickguard was altered for a neck humbucker instead of the single coil.

Threw in a PAF Pro in the bridge and a Dimarzio H4 (made for Fender) which is supposed to sound similar to a Breed. Added the chrome pickup rings as well. Wired the tone knob as a push/pull to split the neck pickup. Sounds great.



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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

Very nice indeed

I was looking at a Roadstar II yesterday and it was like an '88 or some wicked old model, and the locking nut was actually on the headstock. Talk about old school.
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

Awesome axe, not so sure of the pickup rings and pickgaurd thing, but hey - it's your guitar!
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

Yeah, me either. I thought they'd look cool with the chrome Edge bridge, but they kinda stand out in a not so good way. Originally, this Roadstar series had black pickup rings on the black pickguard. I'm thinking about getting a custom pickguard anyway, without using rings on top.

Any ideas of something that would look nice with this color guitar?
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

You could always just change the rings and leave it?
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

I must be tarded cause I kinda like the rings. I didn't at first but they grew on me.
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

I think it looks cool as is too. I think it's truly original looking and not gaudy or over the top in any way. I'd keep it the way it is, no one else has something that looks like that.
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

AAArgh, where did you get it?
I've been looking almost daily on **** for that color (but original) RG440.

Darnit, I'm jealous all over again.
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

Actually, the second thing I thought was I like the pickup rings! (the first was lovely guitar).
I'd keep them fwiw.
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

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AAArgh, where did you get it?
I've been looking almost daily on **** for that color (but original) RG440.

Darnit, I'm jealous all over again.
Yeah, scored it off Evil Bay. I looked for a while, and waited for a deal. I didn't expect the condition to be as good as it was, so I got lucky there.

Keep watching, 'cause they show up for less than they should at times.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

hey.. is this the model that was on Back To The Future? kickass!
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hey.. is this the model that was on Back To The Future? kickass!
No, but funny thing is that I actually did pick that exact guitar up that was used in Back to the Future, got a mirror pickguard put on it, but ended up parting it out because I couldn't stand the Rock'R tremolo. It looked pretty sweet though. Found an old pic. I love black guitars with chrome hardware and a mirror pickguard. I want to find an RG550 type or another one of these older Roadstar/RG models with the Edge trem and get that look back.

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Re: New Toy Roadstar II RG440

Is the Rock'R tremolo the Ibanez strat style where its just dive only?
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Is the Rock'R tremolo the Ibanez strat style where its just dive only?
Yep. The Cream RG440 Roadstar with the Edge is set up like that too, but the Edge bridge stays in tune.
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