hello all, new to the forums, pleased to meet you lot.
I have a question and hope you can help me figure it out - I have checked the forums and there are various topics on the subject but I still have some doubts.
I also checked the ibanez wikia to no avail.
Long story short, I recently bought what was supposed to be an RG570 1995 MIJ - the neck reads 'made in japan' and has a serial starting with F52.....
However, it is equipped with a LO-TRS2 tremolo and that shouldn't be the case for the 570. therefore I checked on the heel and there is RG550#2 written on it. for all these reasons, it seems that this could be instead a 470.
However again, there are a few things that do not match. on the back of the guitar there are 3 plates, the 3rd one being for the cable jack, while the 470 (at least the same year model) only had 2. also, the cable jack is 'submerged' in the body, and it has no external plate with screws like the 470, at least based on the pics I could find on the wikia and the internet.
That seems like an hybrid between the 470 and 570 and I'm not sure what to think. any idea?
Basically i wanted to do some heavy customization on this guitar and among others replace the standard trem with the lo-pro edge. but I read on the forums that it is not possible, or at least it requires some working, and that got me worried.
thanks to everyone who will be able to help.