Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Re: NGD: 1992 RT 650 (?)
Ridiculously nice overall. I will probably install a string tree, and the nut on this one has a problem on the high E slot which causes it to pop out frequently, but those are easy fixes.
Perhaps its the thicker Viper neck (compared to the Wizard I I'm familiar with) but the guitar overall feels much more solid than my RG550. I personally get nervous everytime I use the whammy bar (or "rip stick" as one of my 8 year old guitar students calls it : ) and I can just watch the headstock move up and down. I think I'm just not a Floyd guy.
Anyway I also think the pots were replaced with 500 K of some good quality. I can't make out what they say on the pots but they are much larger than the 250k pots on my 550 and the tone and volume are much, much more responsive. I also notice that I'm not losing hardly any treble when I turn my volume down, though I don't see any new caps or anything installed to suggest a treble bleed... whatever it is, it works.
Now just to change the other two pickups, install the string tree, and get a bone nut carved for it. I don't mind dropping a little money on this one because I'll play it more than my others and I got it for a song.
Any other RT lovers out there?