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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Replacement trems for RG270

What replacement trems will fit in a RG270 w/out modifying it. Some dude is trying to sell me a 270 for $65, but it's only got the single locking trem which i'm sure sucks. Anybody know if has an Edge/lopro route, loTRS route, or neither? The guitar is in good condition, but if I purchased it, it's definitley going to be a project. Give me some thoughts.
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 03:00 AM
 
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

Edge/LoPro MAY need some touch of file in the inner corners of the cavity, right were the tail starts:



and also some routing below the bolt lock screw's spring. i know it cause i've replaced the Single-Locking trem with a LoPro in my 270. i'd suggest you to get an Original Floyd Rose or a Gotoh GE1996T. i'm positive 99% they will fit.
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

I have the same guitar. The trem itself doesn't actually suck. Until very recently it held PERFECT tune for me. But I noticed the trem posts are worn badly. I bought new ones hoping they would fit but unfortunatly they are a larger size. The trem itself isn't worn I might add. Buy that guitar for $65 you won't be dissapointed. I ended up blocking the trem. Its now waiting to get new pots and a Seymour Duncan JB wired up to the bridge.

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

Hi man, as per Nuno's post. the route needs just the smallest of rubs to fit an orig edge.

Here are pics of the munted 270 that I added an edge to (RIP)
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ng...rambo+muntster
The trem could move but bumped a lil... before I blocked the sucka that is
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

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I have the same guitar. The trem itself doesn't actually suck. Until very recently it held PERFECT tune for me. But I noticed the trem posts are worn badly. I bought new ones hoping they would fit but unfortunatly they are a larger size. The trem itself isn't worn I might add. Buy that guitar for $65 you won't be dissapointed. I ended up blocking the trem. Its now waiting to get new pots and a Seymour Duncan JB wired up to the bridge.
I have the same problem with mine except my replacement studs were 2 small lol
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

I Need 2 know this 2,will a original floyd rose fit the guitar?
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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

It should fit, but if it doesn't it's something that a little sanding to the cavity will fix.
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

@lonephantom.kwl,what bout the trem posts?
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

Replace the trem posts with decent ones. If the ones that come with the trem don't fit the anchors, pull them out and install new anchors and posts.

Also, rather than OFR, have you considered a Gotoh FR? Cheaper, and the best trem as far as I'm concerned. Locking posts, lower profile fine tuner whale tale. You will definitely want to pull out the old trem posts and anchors and install the bigger, better locking type.
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 04:22 AM
 
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

IMHO, investments in such a crap guitar are waste of money. The best idea will be simply to block the tremolo.
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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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its not a crap guitar at all.its lasted me almost a decade already
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IMHO, investments in such a crap guitar are waste of money. The best idea will be simply to block the tremolo.
ah, the misinformed snobs that think it has to cost $1000 to be a "good" guitar.

average cost of a used RG270DX - $150
cost of top of the line replacement pickups - $200
cost of swapping a trem (minus resale of stock trem) - $200

total - $550

so for less than half the price of a new Ibby Prestige, you can build a guitar that plays just as well and has a tone that blows the Prestige out of the water.

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Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, if the neck feels good in your hands, and it sounds alright acoustically it's more than worthwhile upgrading the trem, pickups, etc.
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Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, if the neck feels good in your hands, and it sounds alright acoustically it's more than worthwhile upgrading the trem, pickups, etc.
exactly.

the majority of your "tone" is from the pickups and amp anyways.
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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 03:39 AM
 
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Re: Replacement trems for RG270

The major factor which differs good guitars from the bad one is a quality of wood. And if the wood is bad (and unfortunately, the majority of the cheap guitars and even medium class now suffer from that) even active pickups won't help you.
Pickups, schaller bridge, etc have the certain fixed price (and these prices are much lower for guitar companies btw) and they are stable in quality. Duy to that fact, how can you explaine the huge price difference between high end and low end guitars even minus hardware costs? Only marketing? I don't think so. That's not mean that there are no good guitars which are not so expensive, and IMO the main factor of the sound is the hands of the player

And now to the calculations:
For 550 dollars you can buy an excellent used guitar, which is way better than low budget ibanez.
You can find a US made carvin with top level hardware in very good condition, for example. And this guitar will be better than most of the modern low end prestiges.

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