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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I now its a little tease to post a NGD thread without piccies, but I'll make it up when I pick it up tonight! ... scored a (I beleive) 450s off the 'bay yesterday (£180)- in Black, HSH with chrome hardware and Edge - looks like a 90/91..... hoping I repeat my good 'bay luck when I picked up a 440R in red with HSS....

Its a two hour drive tonight to pick up the beast, so when I get home I'll pop up a piccie of it with the 440 and my RGT42 with an evo2.... TBH, I'm happy to pay that just for the parts, but I'm hoping its a real player as the only fault seems to be a snapped bar in the Edge which is a simple removal!
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Can't wait to see it man!!!
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Can't wait to get it either.... after I bought the Red Radius I fell in love with the older 540 series.... next up, a 540 PII ;-)
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Can't wait to get it either.... after I bought the Red Radius I fell in love with the older 540 series.... next up, a 540 PII ;-)
LOL.... sounds like somebody got "The Sickness"!!!! It's a long journey from here on out, my friend....lol
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Re: NGD - 450s - picking up tonight

Tell me about it ... ;-)

So far I own

3x Washburn KC90's (Translucent Pearl, Gold, Red)
1x Washburn MG74 (sunburst)
1x Washburn MG800 (red flame)
1x Washburn HM prototype
1x ESP MH250
1x Fernandes Revolver Pro w/sustainer
1x Ibanez Artcore AG85
1x Ibanez RGT42
1x Ibanez 91' 440R
1x no name Strat from bits

and now

1x Ibanez '90 450s

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Re: NGD - 450s - picking up tonight

450S looks like 540R.
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Thats my existing 540R as I said, its in red. My 450s is black!
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And i thinks its a 440R as it has the V2 pickup combo ;-)
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Ok a quick cellphone piccy, and I'll post better ones tomorrow as its late...

Only issues

1) the stress fracture in the neck joint has split the finish round the back. Its not through to the wood, as I took the neck off to check. 450S on body, 440s on neck

2) bit rusty, but neck has hardly any fretwear and is straight as a die

3) needed a bit of contact cleaner

4) snapped off bar in holder. Opened back plate to remove adjustment screw and spring and.... no adjustment screw or spring. Using PTFE to keep bar in, but will need to source one

play wise its awesome... actually nicer to play then the Radius!

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Finish is a bit dinged - about the same as my Radius. My wife loves it so much she said..."Want me to spray it DY ;-)".... Buyology in the UK has the neon spray paint I saw elsewhere for sale at a £5 a tin for £1.20 a tin so we bought a bunch of it - I have DY, neon Orange, Neon Pink and Neon Green
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Those are always an amazing find, congrats!
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Just finishing the setup now - boy this thing is fast... really slim neck...
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Re: NGD - 450s - picking up tonight

sounds really nice! i want one!
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