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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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RG 4xx vs 5xx

Hi everyone
I wanted to know what differences were between these two models, apart from the trem & the pickups.
Is there any difference in construction & quality?

how will a 470 do with a good trem and nice pickups?

thanx in advance

i would appreciate some Lo-TRS and rg470 pics if possible :P
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Re: RG 4xx vs 5xx

pd: will an original floyd rose pro fit without routing and/or drilling?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 09:20 PM
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Re: RG 4xx vs 5xx

yes an original floyd will fit without any mods. I think the 470's are good guitars for the money. The neck is a little thicker than a 570 but I like that better anyway.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 09:39 PM
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Re: RG 4xx vs 5xx

A Floyd or Gotoh Floyd Rose will fit if it's a Korean one.

If you find some 1995 year models you might be lucky and get an original Wizard. I bought mine with one brand new back in 95, only discovered this last year when I got another Wizard II neck for a custom. I bought it because it was what I was using on the RG470 and found it comfortable.

If you are lucky enough to find a 1993 model or earlier it will come with an Edge trem and an original Wizard neck, and I think V series pickups so it will be a great guitar without having to change anything (maybe pickups if you don't like them).
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 08:53 AM
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Re: RG 4xx vs 5xx

^+1. as far as i know, the studs for the OFR are too big if you get a japanese 470. And they're definitely too big for a Gotoh.
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