Re: Ibanez RG570 1993
I've finally received some minor generic parts so I'm ready to get started on replacing and adding them. I had already ordered a set of plastic pickup rings because they were only $4 and I don't have a whole lot to spend. I got some replacement ring screws and pickup springs because the Ibanez were missing quite a bit of those (it's amazing how you can spend $25 and receive a little bag with only some simple hardware). Also I received the string clamps and the screws for them to replace those that were missing on the locking nut.
Dee, thanks for those numbers to search on e bay. Eventually I would definitely like to get some metal pickup rings. Also, thanks to Wilch I now realize what bobbin toppers are and that they can be replaced as well which I would like to do. I think my next replacement parts will be the knobs and tremolo bar.
Two quick questions if you don't mind.
I'm missing the hex bar (or allen wrench) that is suppose to come with the guitar and I believe sits next to the pegs. I have a partial wrench hex set and a few bit sets of hex bars but I noticed that every one I had did NOT fit. I believe 1/8" is just a bit too big. Any idea on what size the hex bar should be so I can pick one up? Thanks.
Also, once I get that hex bar to release the strings I will finally get started on attempting to clean the bridge up. I still have not found a specific cleaner so I'm going to try WD-40 on it. If you all see that this would not be the best solution, please give me a yell. Thank you.
One last thing (sorry, I know I've rambled on long enough). Is there anything other than the springs that is suppose to hold the whole bridge unit in place? I took the spring bar off and took the springs off and the whole thing just sorta flopped out.
Thanks for any advice once again. I'll get her up and running in no time!