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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2003, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Tell me about my RG450, please

I wouldn't even know where to begin looking for info on this, since it's apparently a 1994 model (S405207. Since this is the guitar I'll be measuring my next purchase against, I'd like to know all the specs for it (especially the neck. It's very comfortable). It still has the original Infinitys and Lo-TRS.

Can anybody help?

One more quick question: is it worth upgrading this guitar? The pickup cavity is a heck of a mess and my Squier Strat has a better-looking grain on the neck.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 05:17 AM
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dont ever compare a rg450 to s squier strat...I know a RG450 isnt the best but its definately decent compare to a strat. I have a RG450 and a Mexi Strat...I like the RG a lot better in stock form...Yes the rg450 is worth upgrading. If you use the trem much put in a Original FLoyd Rose or Schaller(sp?) style...I was gonna put a duncan invader as my bridge pup. There good guitars imo to modify...the low trs is what hurt it but a og floyd rose will do the trick. Squier Strats are not very great unless your a beginner. The Squier is made of not so good wood. The frets usualy suck and are fitted with poor quality. The pups are junk. The tuners never stay in tune for a long time at least in my friends expierience. The squier is a great beginner guitar...the RG450 is a decent hobbyist guitar imo and great to upgrade..good guitar to learn/experiment on
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 05:58 AM
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Didn't I read somewhere that the RG450's had the same neck as the RG5xx's?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 09:01 AM
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It's a different neck

Wizzard or Supper Wizzard (skunk stripe) on 5xx
WizzardII on 4xx
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'm pulling the trem right now (just for the hell of it really... I might gut it as well since the switches and knobs crackle a little). The dining table's up against the computer and Rich's tech page is ready to roll...

Have RG4xxs always had the Wizard IIs? And how much does a neck change with age and use?

Oh, and before mulletman hunts me down and kicks my ass, I'm just saying that, going by the lines, the Strat looks better. The RG wood is higher quality but I think I've got one of the bad ones in the batch- little knot near the head and a neck like an OS map of an archpelago (slight exaggeration). The grain probably isn't a big issue, unless you want a 'perfect' custom, but it just makes me go .
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 04:11 AM
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maybe I got a good rg and a bad mexi strat too...who have fun with the 450.
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bridge pup , duncan invader , floyd rose , low trs , pickup cavity , squier strat

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