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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2014, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

Craigslist find.


http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ga...rary/1990RG570

Original owner. Turns out I had bought a Japanese Alvarez Yairi D-18 copy from him just over a week ago.

What to say...very clean overall, all original, lovely. Far superior resonance and balance-wise (sonically) to the 1990 and 1991 550's I've owned, for whatever reason. As cool as maple boards are, I feel more at home with rosewood.

The purist in me wants to keep it stock because it is completely unmolested. But gosh do these V 1 & V 2 pickups sound like garbage. The bridge pickup is actually usable, but the neck is so GD bright, the attack on the notes is like an ice pick through the years and then there's no body behind it to support it. We'll see.

So vets, is this Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

Congratulations to me.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

dunno what color it is but it's nice...i prefer rosewood on mine as well...as for the pickups...it's your guitar...make it usable for you...if you sell you can always put the stock pickups back in...but i wouldn't recommend selling as they're slowly getting harder to find...d.m.

my 90 570...it has gravity storms in it now
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...DSC00001-1.jpg

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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

How do you like that set? I generally like a warm sound that leans towards traditional but has enough power (bridge pickup) to do classic through moderately modern metal, Swedish Melodeath type of sound.
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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

looks like PN to me.
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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

i love the gravity storms but theyre very warm...possibly not sharp enough for modern metal...thats what'll end up g in the 517 for sure...d.m.
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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

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looks like PN to me.
Agreed.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-17-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

Cool guitar! I was thinking Grape Ice as it seems a deeper purple than my PN, but that bluish tint when looking at an angle is probably a dead giveaway that it's PN.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-21-2014, 03:54 AM
 
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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

Definitely purple neon. I have two of these and I love them to bits. Just got one signed by Satch. Hahaha! I love the tags for this post! Enjoy your NGD!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-21-2014, 03:58 AM
 
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Re: NGD: 1990 RG570- Grape Ice or Purple Neon?

That's PN. I have a 1990 RG560 and it's the exact same color.
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