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03-12-2010 08:51 AM
Axe Chemist
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

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Originally Posted by cookiemonster View Post
i stripped my rt240 down to a single hum (just a plug and play type guitar)



the neck is brill on there guitars.....
That is simply awesome! Funny thing is that I saw this photo in another thread and played around with it in Microsoft Paint to create different color versions to see what I would like better. I ultimately chose the pearl white pickguard like yours!
03-12-2010 07:47 AM
cookiemonster
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

i stripped my rt240 down to a single hum (just a plug and play type guitar)



the neck is brill on there guitars.....
03-11-2010 07:44 PM
SiGGy
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

Hi Axe Chemist,

Whilst the 240 was a SSH config they All used the same 450 bodies.Least mine do anyway!!! ;-) I've got a couple of each (240's and 450's).

Funny thing is...all have 450 bodies. 2 necks are stamped with 240 and two 450....get this though....one neck on the 240 was stamped 450 and one stamped 240...and one neck on a 450 stamped 240..one 450!!!!!

I'd love to find a 452 (The 12 string) keep looking over hear in the GB.

I so love these RT guitars. The neck is very similar to the JS. Fit's my hands perfectly!!!

I also love the alder sound. I've got a mixture of pickups. Breed, Evolution and Paf Pro combo's. They sound totsl class. Keep promising myself the Andy Timmons combo for one of the 240's!!

Cheers SiGGy
03-09-2010 05:36 PM
nickcoumbe
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

Nice guitar, great playing!

I just got a jamvox this weekend and I am really impressed.
02-11-2010 11:02 AM
Axe Chemist
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

Ok, now I was totally curious so I went ahead and popped the neck loose and snapped a few photos and much to my surprise it says "RT 450" on both the neck and the neck pocket. The neck stamp says it all unless they used bodies stamped "450" in the European market for the 250. Like you pointed out, the 240 was an HSS config. so this is definitely not a 240 as mentioned. Hmmmm, the plot thickens. BTW, the pickups are listed as V6. So, I'm going to start calling this a 450 until proven otherwise. I might post this info on the IbanezCollectorsWorld to see what kind of trouble we can stir up

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4348980348/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4734169...n/photostream/

Sorry I can't figure out how to embed the photo. The code link doesn't cooperate.
02-11-2010 09:19 AM
dcord
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

Here's a link to the 1992 US supplement catalog. These guitars were introduced in the US at Summer NAMM '92.

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...=200&year=1992

Here's the 1992 EU Catalog for the RT & RG series. Looks like the '92 RT240 had an HSS configuration.

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...t_id=197&now=3

And finally, here's the '93 EU catalog page for the RT series. They list an RT250 with nearly the same specs as the US RT450 - HSH pickup configuration. The only difference is the pickups are "V6S" rather than V7/V8 in the US model.

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/..._id=203&now=12

What's weird to me is that the pickups in the RT series do not *look* like V7/V8s. And Europe got an AWESOME amber flame color option on the RT650!
02-09-2010 06:33 PM
TheLivingDead
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

Sweet guitar man! Groovy playing too!
02-09-2010 05:48 PM
Axe Chemist
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

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Originally Posted by hellboar View Post
Did you have any problems with the REDzLINE pickguard? I bought a RG truss rod cover from them recently and it was like twice as thick as it should be. I had to sand it down forever to get it to fit underneath my tension bar
No, it fit perfectly and all the holes were spot-on! I was really impressed!
02-09-2010 05:25 PM
hellboar
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

Did you have any problems with the REDzLINE pickguard? I bought a RG truss rod cover from them recently and it was like twice as thick as it should be. I had to sand it down forever to get it to fit underneath my tension bar
02-09-2010 05:14 PM
Axe Chemist
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

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Originally Posted by dcord View Post
If you're really curious, which you might not be, the model number is usually stamped on the neck's heel and/or in the neck pocket. Admittedly, I may be more curious than you are.
Ah yes, I forgot about that option. I wish I would've remembered to do that when I had it all disassembled for the pickguard. It might have to wait until the next string change.
02-09-2010 05:09 PM
dcord
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

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Originally Posted by Axe Chemist View Post
COOL! Man, if you can find that I'd love to see it! Info on these models is so scarce. I'd love to get my hands on a 452 as well. I saw one a few months ago on the bay that finally sold for around 6 bills. Yikes!
If you're really curious, which you might not be, the model number is usually stamped on the neck's heel and/or in the neck pocket. Admittedly, I may be more curious than you are.

I've found sketchy info (at best) about the RT240, and ones I've seen had the H-S-S configuration. Very interesting guitar. I wish that link (on the page you found) to the European catalog worked.
02-09-2010 01:33 PM
Axe Chemist
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

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And damn. That first jam in G is friggin AWESOME. Lovin' it.
THANKS! I appreciate the feedback! I just PM'd you on how to get the track free.
02-09-2010 01:30 PM
Axe Chemist
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

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Originally Posted by dcord View Post
The RT line was introduced late in '92. I have the catalog supplement here somewhere. My RT650 was a '92 as well. Ibanez introduced the RT452 12-string in 1993.
COOL! Man, if you can find that I'd love to see it! Info on these models is so scarce. I'd love to get my hands on a 452 as well. I saw one a few months ago on the bay that finally sold for around 6 bills. Yikes!
02-09-2010 01:30 PM
dcord
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

And damn. That first jam in G is friggin AWESOME. Lovin' it.
02-09-2010 01:29 PM
Axe Chemist
Re: NGD - Ibanez RT 240VS

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Originally Posted by dcord View Post
Interesting. I'd never heard of the 240 version. My RT650 had a sticker on the back of the headstock that said "RT650". LOL. The Non-US theory makes sense though. Does yours have the push/pull tone pot to split the 'buckers?

And yeah, I loved the neck on that guitar. Ibanez definitely got it right. Too bad they didn't give the series more of a chance. It's basically a 24 fret Strat with humbuckers.
Yep, it's got the push-pull pot. You're right, it definitely fills the gap between my Strat and my RG's...in a GREAT way! I rarely play my Strat due to the neck profile but there are times when I need that type of sound. To me, this is the best of both worlds
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