RG 550/570 with stop tailpiece?
Hi all, new member here saying hello.
I've been playing Fenders and Gibsons for the last ten years, but I was a proud owner of a RG550 before that. Unfortuneatly I sold it :-(
Anyway, lurking around at this excellent site have made me lust for a RG/Jem again and I have two questions:
1. I will probably buy a used RG550 (or similar) off of the evilbay some time soon. Would an early- or mid-nineties RG need new frets? I understand that the correct answer is "sometimes", but I'm looking for a general answer. Are the frets usually worn out on these guitars?
2. I don't use the whammy. Are there any RG-models of the same standard as the 550 that has a stop tailpiece? Custom mods? Any info on the matter would be appreciated.