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11-21-2006 06:02 AM
toshiro
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

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Originally Posted by crevis View Post
Alot of people complain about the 80's edges but ive never heard of (or experienced) a fault with the 90's ones, they mustve changed the formula a little during the 90's.
My 88 Edge trem holds tuning better than my 93 LoPro Edge, and the 97 Edge which I dumped into a 89 RG.

Sharpen the Edges and no Edge will be inferior to a LoPro.
11-21-2006 05:17 AM
junkdk
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

Thanks!!

I think I will keep her another 20 years.
11-14-2006 01:23 PM
jemplayer55
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

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Originally Posted by elcid View Post
I wouldn't count on an 88 RG as a retirement fund...

Nice guitar..... but I gotta agree! It's not going to put the kids through college! Again.... not that this isn't a fine example of an 18 year old guitar. But ya gotta remember even junk is collectible. (I have quite the collection right here in my desk drawer)
11-14-2006 12:14 PM
crevis
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

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Originally Posted by junkdk View Post
I am sure you guys know all about the Edge Tremolo's knife edges! Anyway, I trusted Steve's advice and bought one for the 760. Amazing! I can do all kinds of bends now and it goes back in tune. Not crazy stuff but a lot better then the orginal. I think they are using better metal knife edges.
Alot of people complain about the 80's edges but ive never heard of (or experienced) a fault with the 90's ones, they mustve changed the formula a little during the 90's.
11-14-2006 11:35 AM
jim777
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

The 760's are great guitars, absolutely! I'd seriously consider getting an old set of pickups for it though, if you really want it to be a possible investment. For the price they would cost you it seems a safe bet. It's not always easy to determine what will be collectible, but stock is almost always what you want.
11-14-2006 05:33 AM
junkdk
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

Hey Guys,

Thanks for all the great comments! Being my first new guitar ($899.99 in 8 I have been reluctant to sell her. And because she never stayed in tune for one song, she stayed in the case. Thats why she is so new looking but I take care of all my guitars. Even my work horse, "The 1986 Hamer VKK USA"!

Still I used the 760 as a studio/practice weapon. The super fast neck made for extreme soloing. Plus, it taught me how to tune on the fly! It wasn't until about a few years ago I heard Steve Vai mentioning a new tremolo system for Ibanez's. The Edge low profile.

I am sure you guys know all about the Edge Tremolo's knife edges! Anyway, I trusted Steve's advice and bought one for the 760. Amazing! I can do all kinds of bends now and it goes back in tune. Not crazy stuff but a lot better then the orginal. I think they are using better metal knife edges.

The pups were changed from the start because it had crap! It wasn't the IBZUSA DiMarzio's you see on older guitars, that was on the next years model. So I put in a DiMarzio Super Distortion, a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder middle,and a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail in the neck.

Then I added "the switch"! Being a huge Maiden fan, I loved Dave Murray's guitar sound with Adrian Smith so I followed. I added the simple switch to turn on the neck pickup when I wanted too. Just like the Maiden boys.

At the time there were no push pull, multipole, or parallel switches around. So I went with the body damage and added a switch.

The pots, tuners, and jack are orginal because I can't get them off...really! They are not bad but the knobs show wear. I can't get them off without damaging the guitar. Ha! The 5 way is DiMarzio.

The pups now are all DiMarzios, Super Distortion at bridge, DP 408 at middle, and DP 407 at neck. She sounds beautiful...


The comment on that I would shred the guitar is false. The comment on giving my guitars to my children is the truth...have no children at the moment but have a wonderful niece.

The 1988 Ibanez 760 made in Japan assembled in the USA will be worth something...

Or maybe not.

Thanks,

junkdk
11-13-2006 11:24 AM
screamndemon69
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

welcome to the site.
i'd keep the finish and stray from the idea of doing anymore than pup swapping since it is in such good shape. just my 2 cents.
11-12-2006 06:37 PM
ryanb
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

DiMarzio is now referring people here! Cool!

I like the paint. A slight green tint makes it more interesting.
11-12-2006 01:41 PM
crevis
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

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Originally Posted by elcid View Post
I wouldn't count on an 88 RG as a retirement fund...
maybe if it stays in that condition for another 20 years...
11-12-2006 01:06 PM
elcid
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

I wouldn't count on an 88 RG as a retirement fund...
11-12-2006 12:55 PM
Gex
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

As long as it doesn't have alot of chips and dings, thats what will diminish the price.

As for color, I dont think anybody you try to sell it to will remember precisely what they looked like 18 years ago when they came out.

And everybody likes green guitars anyway!
11-12-2006 03:09 AM
WillTubarao
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

Just keep this as is.
The value of the guitar is on the ORIGINAL paint, whatever it's yellowed or something... LOL.
So please leave it that coooool greenie colorand enjoy!
Cheers,
Tubarão.

(Hey, wierd english, uh? )
11-09-2006 11:48 PM
crevis
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

thats the same sortof thing thats happning with my clear, not as severe tho. Im not sure they even use clear anymore, the paint shouldnt chip like they do nowadays if it had clear. Thumbs up for keeping it in this good condition over the years BTW
11-09-2006 11:34 PM
dragsternj
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

The color will not show up equally on peoples monitor, depending on their settings. So you may not get an accurate answer.
11-09-2006 11:28 PM
rtrdpenguin
Re: 1988 RG760DG Ibanez turning green!!!

Wow I'd love an RG760 in that color actually. I don't know about value but it's definetely 1 of a kind =)
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