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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I picked this up a few weeks ago off of that auction site. It's a 97 in terrific shape with only on bit of rash on the back. I didnt care for the sound of the Vs that were in it so I swapped them out of a Tone Zone / Blue Velvet / Air Norton set. I may try that magnet swap trick on those at some point.

The size of flake in the finish falls somewhere between AMF bowling ball and bassboat levels.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 09:33 PM
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Re: NGD - RG517 FBL

I frickin love sparkle finishes. that is great. the ultimate for me would be if it had a reverse matching headstock and maple board but damn, that thing is still sharp.!!
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 12:18 PM
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Great score man, I've got a RGR570 also in FBL and the paint is fantastic!

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Re: NGD - RG517 FBL

Killer man! Looks to be in great shape!

I like that pickup color combo. I've got the green version, but it's got EMGs, so it doesn't look too exciting!
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 08:25 PM
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Thats sexy!!!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 01:09 AM
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Very nice. My first Ibanez was almost a flake silver RG517 ($330 new back in 1997 LOL!) but then I got a killer deal on a different Ibby so I let that one go. I'd still love to find one of the flake silver ones.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 04:59 PM
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Re: NGD - RG517 FBL

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The size of flake in the finish falls somewhere between AMF bowling ball and bassboat levels.
Thats funny. Made me laugh. I have an AMF bowling ball, not this color but in a red/burgundyish sparkle like that and it made me laugh when I read that.

Nice score btw.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 04:12 AM
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Re: NGD - RG517 FBL

I have that same exact guitar and love it!! Look at my avatar ;-)
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 05:19 AM
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Re: NGD - RG517 FBL

Thats nice man, looks like its in super awesome condition too. Definitely a good idea to swap the stock pickups, I'm not a fan of them either.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 09:09 AM
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Sparkle is really cool. Happy NGD.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 09:44 AM
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Re: NGD - RG517 FBL

Looks like a winning combo there. Good snag.
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