sell/keep my rg 470s?
I have 2 rg470s that have served me pretty well gigging. I use the whammy bar extensively and experience lack of trem tunining stability.
So, I researched this forum (thank you to all) and other sources extensively; I considered 1570s, 2570s, and 8570s, and so far, I've bought on 570. I've never heard an A/B test between DiMarzio pups, and until I do that, and until I'm convinced that DiMarzio fits me, I have no problem with stock pups.
I'm looking to get another *570, as I like having a backup axe.
The question is whether I keep my 470s. One is a beautiful purple metallic? flake? version -- nice eye candy on my wall. I regret selling my Aria ProII, my first decent electric, for sentimental reasons. I've sold a frankestrat because it had a Kahler trem, and didn't fit me anymore, and I don't regret selling it. I've sold a Kramer Voyager, because it was out of balance and didn't fit well on tight stages playing swamp pop music.
My thinking is that, since I'm essentially upgrading to very similar eye candy, and because I'll have more than enough *70s, I might as well unload my 470s to make room -- space wise and for reasons of trying to use a little restraint financially. I love my wall of toys, and I play daily, usually acoustic, but I'm trying not to be ridiculous:
Ibanez hollowbody *75
Ibanez ??? 495 bass
Taylor 814 LE (actually a 414 Fall Limited with 814 materials and no cosmetic frills)
Taylor nylon string acoustic/electric guitar
Warwick Alien acoustic/electric bass
Ibanez $400 acoustic/electric
Fanin acoutic $100 (my first guitar, from 25 years ago)
Sigma $250 nylon string acoustic
Last edited by jerrye777; 05-24-2008 at 02:54 PM.