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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2020, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD! 1988 540P

Always wanted one of these ever since the Ibanez Racer X ads in Guitar Player back in 1988! Stumbled over one on eBay and couldn't hit "BIN" fast enough!

Arrived today and wow what a stunner, and in great shape for a 32 year old guitar.











Came perfectly set up with fresh strings and plays beautifully.

Need to load down the neck pickup a bit, too bright with a 500k volume and no tone control, but that's an easy fix.


Could not be happier!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2020, 10:47 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

Nice find!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-17-2020, 04:07 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

This was my first "real" guitar and still have it since new!!!

Enjoy that neck!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 12:59 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

I think thats a PII ? All of my 540 P's have two knobs and the switches are underneath them
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 01:05 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

My '88's are configured same as above...wasn't the PII the "Alex Skolnick" one?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 01:12 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

Here are 2 of my 540p's. I want to find a maple wizard neck for the one on the left.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 01:39 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

i didnt realize this was the main difference between 87 and 88 guitars. i guess i have 3 87's. :-)
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 01:44 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

here's a pic of me back in 87 with one of my 540p's (jr high school talent show, we played Metallica:Sanitarium) .. i'm the original owner. :-)
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2020, 06:06 PM
 
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Re: NGD! 1988 540P

Nice!
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