Hi Guys. Had a few simple questions that haven't proven very simple to find answers to, so I was hoping some of you guys could help me out.
I'm trying to piece back together a couple of guitars, an '88 RG560 and an 89 (I think, possibly '90) Both Made in Japan. Both square neck heel models.
First question is about pickup rings. Are Ibanez humbucking pickup mounting rings uniform? Are the pickup rings currently being used on RG's the same size/specs as the original Made In Japan RG's? Were the rings they used during the late 80's and early 90's even continuously the same?
I bought one replacement off ebay from a late 80's guitar that fit, but I was wondering if anyone knew the actual deal about the rings and which are compatible with which. Did the RG models use the same humbucking rings as say, the JS
series guitars, or Radius, or, basically, the other similar model guitars in the same model years? In other words, is any MIJ Ibanez Humbucking pickup ring the same as any other? Are rings from newer models compatible with the old MIJ 80's guitars?
The other question is about single coil pickup screws-- the long very thin ones that are direct mount. Does anyone know the actual size specs on these? I know you can buy them from Ibanez Rules for a dollar each, I was just wondering if anyone knew an alternative, or if anyone actually knew which size they were, to help hunt down a possible alternate for replacement. Unfortunately I do not even have a single screw with which to work from, which is why Im asking. Also, again, does anyone know which screws Ibanez uses now for single coils that are direct mount, and if they are the same as the ones used on MIJ RGs.
Thanks for the help guys, sorry if My questions are a bit silly, or I seem a bit confused (I surely am! lol) But I appreciate any help you might offer.