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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD... My Power Arrived

The agonising wait for my 1987 540P is finally over today. Only really took 10 days or so to come from the USA to Sydney Australia. My anxiety is over worring about its condition and problems which it may have.

My initial assesment..

As it turns out this thing is near mint. Some minor bumps in the paint but nothing to wright home to mum about. The neck is absolutly perfect and fret wear basically non existant. No cracks. The trem has minimal cosmo chrome deterioration or corrosion. Most of it will polish out in my usual extreme restoration. The white has aged nicely to a nice shade of yellow and is quite typical of an 87...Also not a sign of any neck pocket cracking.

The period case is perfect and included all tools and some paperwork as well as the trem cavity cover...

First plug in with out any adjustments went great. Its going to play great player. The three pickup and coil split gives some good combinations...

Does anyone know any details of the early IBZUSA pickups, there is no designation like my 540R and S540... eg.. C1 F1 F2... Its Blank IBZUSA. It sounds possably a little stronger in output to my S540 F2....

Im going to keep the back stop fitted but wound away for no use.

Anyway Ill post some pics of my full overhaul procedure in a few days...













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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 03:05 AM
 
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BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATS AND WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 04:37 AM
 
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OMG. I just love that. And it's mint! Now give it to me.. Please?
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Looks great!
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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It looks amazing, very guarded...Never had the pleasure of playing the "USA" F & C series pickups though, I have to admit...I've always wanted to hear them for myself...
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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On the weekend i will strip it for my full clean and setup, but from my playing last night that un-clasified IBZUSA pickup is real strong...
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My Maxxas MX-2 came with a back stop as well. From what I understand, a number of Ibby's had them until someone sued Ibanez about them...Gibson, maybe? I forget.
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On the weekend i will strip it for my full clean and setup, but from my playing last night that un-clasified IBZUSA pickup is real strong...
That's awesome, bet you were satisfied to hear that...I love it when stock pickups are more than you expect them to be...
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 05:52 AM
 
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You bought an Ibanez that came from the years when the stock pickups did not suck. I love old IBZUSA's.
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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me too, they sound awesome.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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I got everything all cleaned up today... I completly strip everything, soak all screws and nits and bolts, polish all parts , carry out neck straighten level and fret polish, then re-asseble the lot.. Turned out awsome.....











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Gorgeous, no doubt...
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 05:52 AM
 
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it was my first good Ibanez - I cry every time I see another one !

congrats SP2333 though !
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you said you soak the screws and hardware? what do you soak them in?
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