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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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RG 570 Restoration Questions

About four years ago I bought an RG 570. It had some dings and a crack in the neck. I decided to make it a refinish project. I repaired the crack in the neck and in four years the crack has not lengthened. The refinish project however wasn't as successful. A few months ago, I decided that it might just be easier to look on the bay for an RG 570 project. To my astounding luck, as soon as I looked, I found an RG 570 body and neck only. I got stymied on the trem posts. The post inserts had been removed from the new body. Finally this weekend, I decided to buy some replacement inserts. I spent this weekend transferring all the original pickups and hardware to the other RG 570.
Now, I am free to make the other RG 570 another project. Since I will have an RG 570 that will be completely stock, I have decided to not worry about making the second one all original. I am planning on refinishing the body yet again but without the pressure of screwing up an original 570. Okay, now after the lengthy background, here's my question.
Will a standard FR Speedloading trem work with the RG 570 and the post and inserts?

Another question but this one isn't really about the restore, just something I noticed. Both of the RG's are originals. The first is/was an '89 flip flop pink/purple. The body is stamped 550. The second is a '91? dark blue. It's the exact same body but is stamped 570. Anyone know why?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 02:23 PM
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Re: RG 570 Restoration Questions

I'm not sure, but it may be possible that the pickup routing is the same, or can be, between a 550 and a 570. It would certainly make sense from a production standpoint if they could be. The only difference otherwise is the 550's pickups are mounted to the pickguard whereas the 570's, as you know, are mounted to the body.
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