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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question RG with non floating vibrato ?

Hi guys !

One friend of mine has just bought a strange RG :

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It seems to come from 42X, 52X or 62X series, but i can't tell exactly what it is.

Maybe was it a fixed bridge model moded with a standard vibrato

What do you think of that ?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 02:50 PM
 
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

Keep your hands on it, and run.

Could be one of those 502s, Europe-only RGs.

Nice.
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

That thing is sweet!!!

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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

It's a -99 RG 521 with a wilkinson trem, very nice guitar

A friend of mine had one exactly like that one
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

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It's a -99 RG 521 with a wilkinson trem, very nice guitar

A friend of mine had one exactly like that one
are you sure ?

I thought the 521 had a fixed bridge !
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

I'm sure, in -99 the 521 came with a wilkinson, I'm not sure if there was a fixed version too back then. There is even one of those in the local music shop here, same color, and same specs.
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

Ok thanks a lot for your help

do you know how much it cost (in euro ?)
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

Yep, that certainly looks like a 90's 521 to me
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

hehe, the shop here wants close to €1000 for it. Yes, they are retarded

It's been in the shop since 1999, except for a brief period in '01 or '02 when a friend of mine bought it, a month later he returned it because he wanted to play bass instead, and there was something wrong with the nut (loads of fret noise on the high-e string) It even has one of my strings on

And they are still trying to sell it for what it costed when it was new...
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

The high cost of rocking in the Nordics. Almost as high as the cost of living.
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

Thats the sort of guitar I am always looking out for. But they dont really ever turn up over here. Very nice guitar though!
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2005, 04:16 PM
 
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

Not to nitpick, but the Wilkinson bridge on that RG IS a floating vibrato. It's just not a double locking system. The Wilkinson floats beautifully if you set it off the body about 1/8" to 1/4" - you can't pull up quite as far as if the guitar were routered out under the bridge.

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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

reagarding the guitar in the pics, i've seen it in several norwegian shops.
one shop even said was made custom just for norway...
can someone else verify this?
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Re: RG with non floating vibrato ?

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Not to nitpick, but the Wilkinson bridge on that RG IS a floating vibrato. It's just not a double locking system. The Wilkinson floats beautifully if you set it off the body about 1/8" to 1/4" - you can't pull up quite as far as if the guitar were routered out under the bridge.

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Seeing as this thread was more about identifying the guitar than the exact nature of the hardware involved, that posts seems a heck of a lot like nitpicking to me!!!
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The high cost of rocking in the Nordics. Almost as high as the cost of living.
Yes they are .

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