Picked up a Yamaha RGX612S
Ever since they came out in the 80s, I wanted a Yamaha RGX series guitar. Basically for no other reason than I thought they looked really cool when they came out. But being incredibly poor back then, I couldn't afford one.
While doing a basic search through craigslist, I found someone selling a few guitars. Nothing specific in the listing, but I checked and there was a Yamaha RGX 612s. I thought about it for a little bit and finally made the call. The guy said it hadn't been touched since the early 90s and needed some work. The price was right, so I bought it. I had my younger son with me and he had a look of "what the hell are you going to do with this?" look on his face.
It was missing the middle pickup. I knew it was going to be a project, but overall the guitar was in good shape. I got it home and when I had some time, I started tackling it. There was so much grime on the neck, I had to use a single edge razor blade to get most of it off. Then I used #0000 steel wool. It was the most steel wool I have ever used cleaning a guitar. But the result brought the neck back to life.
The guitar took a lot of work, but it's really a nice guitar.
But, there is one problem with it. One of the tuning knobs on the RM Pro tremolo is stripped. Not the screw itself, the housing for the screw.
I have 2 choices: Do a tap and die and insert a thread repair, or simply replace the trem.
Does anyone know if a Floyd Rose trem is a direct replacement for the RM Pro tremolo? If I don't have to do any extra work, that'll probably be my course of action. But I'm open to other suggestions