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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG450LTD trem replacement

Hello all,

This is my first post on this forum. From what I can see, this is a great place to come for advice so I'm hoping somebody is able to help .

I bought a 1999 MIJ RG450LTD a while ago which I want to modify to use as an alternative.

The guitar comes with the nasty LO TRS trem on it seems it has seen better days. I'm wondering what trem may be a suitable replacement for this. I know the Gotoh and OFR act as good replacements for the Lo Trs II, but I'm wondering if that applies to the original lo trs too?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all
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Re: RG450LTD trem replacement

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I know the Gotoh and OFR act as good replacements for the Lo Trs II
The Gotoh isn't exactly a direct fit. To intonate the low E string you would have to increase the size of the back box or get shorter saddle screws. The studs and anchors also demand some extra carving but you can use the original studs which are not as good.

If I remember correctly, the locking nut that comes included with the Gotoh tremolo is a 42 mm so forget about using it and the brass block is a bit too long.
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The Gotoh isn't exactly a direct fit. To intonate the low E string you would have to increase the size of the back box or get shorter saddle screws. The studs and anchors also demand some extra carving but you can use the original studs which are not as good.

If I remember correctly, the locking nut that comes included with the Gotoh tremolo is a 42 mm so forget about using it and the brass block is a bit too long.
Thanks! Yeah I thought as much! Either way it needs replacing as it's a poor unit and I use the bar quite a lot. I have a 1995 Ctam rg570 with a lo pro which still operates perfectly. So it's clear to me that Ibanez really cut costs with these low end trems.
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