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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG470 Tremolo

Hello all, this is my first post to this site.

I've recently bought a '94 MIK RG470 and unfortunately it didn't come with a trem bar.

The bridge from what I've Googled is a Lo-TRS II? I can't see anything on it that identifies it as such so I'm not 100% on that.
Anyway, it looks like it takes a screw in type trem but I have no idea what will fit it. I did find one for the Lo-TRS II on Ebay but it was a push in style so.. hmm.

Here's a pic of the bridge.


This is the first guitar I've ever owned with a floating bridge so I'm still learning the ins and outs of it and the RG series in general.

Any advice on what the trem bar actually is or where I can get one would be greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 08:38 PM
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Re: RG470 Tremolo

That's a TRS1. Bars for that have been sold out for a few years.

The generic 6mm bar from All Parts will work, but the bend is completely different.
http://www.allparts.com/BP-0071-003-...Arm_p_908.html
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Re: RG470 Tremolo

Great! Thanks for identifying what the bridge actually is. I guess the generic one will do the job, though I might have to trawl Ebay again for an original.

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Looks like the hateful SLT101 to me, same arm though.
Are you sure that's not an RG270?
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Looks like the hateful SLT101 to me, same arm though.
Are you sure that's not an RG270?
Definitely an RG470FM

https://imgur.com/a/QrmTdNd

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Looks like the hateful SLT101 to me, same arm though.
Are you sure that's not an RG270?
But yeah, having Googled the SLT101 it looks identical to my eye anyway. Maybe I should replace the whole bridge heh.
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Re: RG470 Tremolo

someone must have replaced the bridge at some point, if it's definitely an RG470
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Looks like the hateful SLT101 to me, same arm though.
Are you sure that's not an RG270?
But yeah, having Googled the SLT101 it looks identical to my eye anyway. Maybe I should replace the whole bridge heh.
Absolutely, those trems are awful, get a double locker, a Floyd will drop straight in and comes with a decent arm.
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someone must have replaced the bridge at some point, if it's definitely an RG470
Quite possibly. The pups have certainly been switched out as you can see in the pics here. 2x Di Marzio Petrucci Liquifires and a Satch single track in the middle.

https://imgur.com/a/O3J4l7F
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Looks like the hateful SLT101 to me, same arm though.
Are you sure that's not an RG270?
I guess this pic confirms it's the SLT101 yeh?

https://imgur.com/a/tFPX1Xn
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Absolutely, those trems are awful, get a double locker, a Floyd will drop straight in and comes with a decent arm.
Would a Gotoh GE1996T drop right in without too much hassle?
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Absolutely, those trems are awful, get a double locker, a Floyd will drop straight in and comes with a decent arm.
Would a Gotoh GE1996T drop right in without too much hassle?
Yes, it would be perfect.
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Re: RG470 Tremolo

You may need to do a little sanding/dremel work. I did on my 1995 RG470
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good to know! I might make it a little Xmas holiday project
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