Re: RT series
i used to have a rt650 in blue that i traded to lhrocker. smokin axe, but i didn't play it much. i miss it now and would love to track another one down. when i had it i put an air norton and a tone zone in it. those pickups were black so i bought chrome covers for them and it was gorgeous. the tz100 trem is cool, too. felt like an american standard strat trem. that combined with the magnum locks and graphite nut, would dive like a floyd and come back in tune. i could scoop, warble, flutter and dive like crazy on that one, but the pull ups were limited. the rt650 had a coil tap on it and was really cool for getting strat single coil tones. the viper neck does take a bit to get used to if you like wizards, but if your used to a strat, it was easy. felt like a modern c on an american strat. there was a question on the rounded fatter body on the rt's. its true, the pickguards are more round because the guitar itself less pointy than an rg. killer axe, though i had to do some fret finishing on it and add a string tree to it to relieve the string tension on the b and e strings.
on that rt450, is that a wilkinson trem on it? i figured that those would be drop in replacements. i would love to get an rt650 and drop an lr baggs x-bridge in it.