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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD!! RG520

Just snagged a 99 RG520 for $250 here locally. I didn't even bother to talk him down as it was already priced for a good deal. She's been thoroughly and has a few dings and so forth. But otherwise a solid example of good old Japan quality. No case came with it though but no biggie.

Also at this point, I'm still undecided whether to use it as is, or make it into a parts guitar. I've still got a few projects that the parts from this bad boy would work our nicely on. We'll see how it turns out. At this point after doing a quick set up and fixing a few issues, she does play great. If I do decide to keep it together, the lame ass V7/V8's gotta go. They'll be up for sale here when I change them out.

Here's a quick shot of her before I did a set up:

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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Hey, i hope you enjoy your guitar, it sure looks nice.
About the pickups, try this first, it may save you some money:

http://www.lonephantom.com/2011/09/p...-v7v8-pickups/

That site is run by a fellow jemsiter here( not sure if his username is lonephantom or something else)
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Great score. Would be a shame to break up such a nice guitar but that's your call. Very cool RG indeed!!
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Awesome - these are my favourite players bar none. I have a FRED in the Bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck.

-Wolfram
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Looks like it may be a Quilted Saple? ( hard to see? ) I love mine!
And as for the pups, Try the Magnet swap before you "Junk'em"!
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Awesome - these are my favourite players bar none. I have a FRED in the Bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck.

-Wolfram
I have this combo in my USACG, Love it!
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Great score. Would be a shame to break up such a nice guitar but that's your call. Very cool RG indeed!!
Well it's not for sure yet whether or not I'll use it for parts. That was my main reason for buying it, was for the parts. But after playing it for awhile I may leave it as is.

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Looks like it may be a Quilted Saple? ( hard to see? ) I love mine!
And as for the pups, Try the Magnet swap before you "Junk'em"!
Yep it's a Quilted top(520QM). I doubt I'll do the magnet swap. I've never liked the V-series pups from Ibanez and this is going back a very long time(easily 10+ years of disdain). I'll probably swap a set of Dimarzio's in it.
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Well it's not for sure yet whether or not I'll use it for parts. That was my main reason for buying it, was for the parts. But after playing it for awhile I may leave it as is.


Yep it's a Quilted top(520QM). I doubt I'll do the magnet swap. I've never liked the V-series pups from Ibanez and this is going back a very long time(easily 10+ years of disdain). I'll probably swap a set of Dimarzio's in it.
That would be a RG520QSTB Quilted Saple, (Not Maple.) Transparent Blue.

Great playing guitar, but I may be doing the same thing as you and making it a doner for another project.
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That would be a RG520QSTB Quilted Saple, (Not Maple.) Transparent Blue.

Great playing guitar, but I may be doing the same thing as you and making it a doner for another project.
That's right, it is the Quilted Sapele top. Forgot about that, if I remember as well. I've never seen a 520 without the quilted top. Not sure if they ever came in anything but quilts. Either way, very good guitars.
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That's right, it is the Quilted Sapele top. Forgot about that, if I remember as well. I've never seen a 520 without the quilted top. Not sure if they ever came in anything but quilts. Either way, very good guitars.
Hmmm, Now that I think about it, I believe you are correct?
100% Agree!
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I've never seen a 520 without the quilted top. Not sure if they ever came in anything but quilts. .
They 520s came out in some solid colours as well. I had a 520 body in a Dark Grey (GP??) (I sanded out the colour for my RG/N4) and I think they came in a few other colours as well.

Check out a late 90s early 00s catalogue.

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