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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

I have never owned, nor really even thought about having one, but I just wanted a confirmation on what I remember about them.

Is it correct that if it was made in japan and has an original edge trem that the neck(assuming someone didn't swap it later) is a wizard 1 profile. Also that the only year for this combo was like 93.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

Yeah, 92-93 from memory. Wizard neck, but non-slanted square neck joint. There were some Japanese with Edge Pro for 2003 too.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

Thanks thats what I thought
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

And don't forget the Japanese from 97-02 with the LO-TRS, not the II version, but a perfectly usable Japanese made bridge.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

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And don't forget the Japanese from 97-02 with the LO-TRS, not the II version, but a perfectly usable Japanese made bridge.
Yep. Lo-TRS is pretty good. It stays well in tune when set up well, just has to be retuned a bit more regularly than any of my Edge- loPro Edge - Edge Pro (you get the idea) guitars.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

I came across a cheap one so I had to make sure it was a wizard 1 on it though.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

Catalogs say that the RG450 came out in 1992 in Europe and then the RG470 was added in 1993. US only had the RG470 in 1993. During that year, it doesn't look like they were selling the RG570.

It was basically an RG570 but in addition to the non-tilt neck joint, also didn't have the recessed barrel jack.

Basically, when they switched to a LoPro on all guitars in 1992, they were selling the Edge as a low end option. Maybe they had an excess of inventory they were trying to move? Anyway, during those two years, the low rent guitars were the EX series.

With the major redesign to AANJ and discontinuation of a bunch of models for 1994, anything sub-500 became a Korean guitar and the EX line was dropped. During the next couple years, there was a big expansion of the number of Korean models.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

What about the rg420 from 99, In the catalog it lists a wizard ii neck, but there have been many reports of the necks being stamped 550. Did they take a 550 neck and give it a wizard ii profile or did they just slap some wizard 1's on 420's that year?
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

It's a Japanese spec Wizard II. Probably a little more streamlined than a Korean II.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

Still appears to be the Lo-TRS trem and the low end pickups.
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Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's

If its Japanese, which it will be for that year, it'll have V7/8s, etc. LO-TRS yes, but not the crappy LO-TRS II bridge.
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