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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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So I bought an 87 RG560 off eBay for $340 shipping included. The frets were advertised as "perfect." Are these good guitars? How do the pickups sound. Did I pay too much??
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I have an 87 RG560 andI think it's a great guitar. The pickups are just "so-so" and no if it's in good condition for a first year of issue, I don't think you paid too much
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great guitars, plays fantastic, price is what its worth for you.
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You can also visit the reviews section and read what some of us wrote...



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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Re: RG560

I have a candy apple red 87 RG560 and it's my favorite axe in the heard which includes a 97 Custom Shop Jackson SL1 Soloist, 86 Jackson USA Dinky Strat, 97 RG570, 04 RG370DX, and a new Charvel Sol Cal Pro Mod. Yes, I like the 560 that much! It's my go to guitar hands down.

I found the bridge pu is the weakest link, I put a Dimarzio Breed in mine. The singles are fine. Good luck with it.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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Re: RG560

Hey there, I don't think ya paid to much, I just recently sold one on CL for 350 w/o case, it was an 87, great necks, i replaced the neck single with a dragon fire mini humbucker, thought it perked it up nicely , congrats
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 10:03 AM
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I absolutely love my 560, but it happens to be a purple neon with DiMarzios. It's also an Ibanez endorsee guitar, so it's got non-standard features.



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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 09:45 PM
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Adore my '87 560 with Tone Zone and Fast Track 1 pups
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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Mine is gone. Goodbye, sweet, sweet carotene orange. May TAorama always treat you well.
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Mine is gone. Goodbye, sweet, sweet carotene orange. May TAorama always treat you well.
That's probably my favorite 560, makes a nice desktop background! I hope TAorama takes more pics of it for me to drool over.
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Mine is gone. Goodbye, sweet, sweet carotene orange. May TAorama always treat you well.
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That's probably my favorite 560, makes a nice desktop background! I hope TAorama takes more pics of it for me to drool over.
Aw c'mon guys. You're gonna make me feel guilty. You know I'll take good care of her! And as I've said before, my current RG560 is absolutely my main player. You really can't go wrong with a 560, and I think the OP got a decent deal for $340 if it's in good shape. I didn't mind spending a little extra for the Carotene because it's such a cool color, is already loaded with DiMarzios, and I know it's in fantastic shape.

As for the stock pickups, they're not BAD, but like most OEM pickups, it'll really wake the thing up if you drop something a little hotter in there. I went Tone Zone for the bridge, and it really did make a big difference. It sounded good before, but it sounds REALLY good now. Personally I like the Cruisers for single coils, but there's plenty of other options as well.
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Re: RG560

I have a grape ice 91(?) 560 that someone repainted it blue... Luckily the original paint wasn't removed. It's now back to its original GI and the middle pickup decided to kill itself, then again, I don't really use the middle pickup, so now its like a telecaster for me

and they're AMAZING!
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I absolutely love my 560, but it happens to be a purple neon with DiMarzios. It's also an Ibanez endorsee guitar, so it's got non-standard features.
Whose was it, and what non standard stuff does it have? I love me some LACS. Miss my Timmons...
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Whose was it, and what non standard stuff does it have? I love me some LACS. Miss my Timmons...
i thought you quit buying guitars...........
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i thought you quit buying guitars...........
Um... Well, it's like this. I sold off all that stuff before because I was moving to Hawaii (for work), and obviously was going to have to downsize because my large house in Oklahoma equated to a small box in Hawaii. I didn't want to put 45 guitars in storage, so I liquidated. Long story short, my hope is that I won't be here THAT much longer, and will be back on the mainland and into a normal sized house soon. More space = more guitars, right? I thought I did pretty good tho - I went something like 27 months without buying a single USAC. But now that I'm off the wagon, there's not much point in restraining myself anymore.

But yeah, I have HUGE sellers remorse. Wish I had all my USAC's back. Wish I had my AT's back (REALLY want the LACS back!!!!). Wish I had my JC back. Ugh. YES, I like the stuff I got with the proceeds (LOVE my GSX-R), but damn. I feel hollow inside... So, I figure some retail therapy is the way to go. I'll be the Brett Favre of Ibanez collectors. Just one more and I'll be done. Ok, maybe one more. Ok, THIS is the LAST one. No, really....
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