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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Title pretty much says it all. I got a new old '85 RS440 for Christmas, it's in fairly good shape and mostly original. I'm seriously contemplating putting it into service as a gigging axe, if I can get it stabilized. I know. This thread is worthless without pics. The good: no real rust...
  2. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    During a discussion over the weekend with guy in his 20s at a guitar shop over the weekend I realised how many things have changed for guitar players. For me getting back into playing at this particular time for me has been great and I couldn't have been this motivated in my 20s because the...
  3. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    hi guys, I'm trying to find a US based guitar painting/finishing service that offers an old school 80s Charvel/BC Rich crackle. Most pro services do not offer a crackle, either due to EPA restrictions :? or lack of experience. I have one vendor who's willing to do one, but he appears to have...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi All- Been awhile since I posted. I've been in mourning, as I was forced to part with my beloved 540sfm, and couldn't bear to gaze upon all the Ibanez splendor found here. I've been on the hunt for another vintage MIJ Ibanez to add to the stable at an affordable price, and my hunt is at an...
  5. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Selling my MXR Dyna Comp from the early 80s. A little about it below.. It has the RCA ca3080 op amp that makes the old Ross's and the current script reissues so nice sounding. It also has case mounted jacks and switch as compared to PCB mounted. In short, it is the guts of an original script...
  6. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I'm looking for an RG550 from the 80s. Let me know what you have. Thanks Josh
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Well it's a bit late for NGD for this one....I got it a few weeks ago...But I'm so stoked to finally have one. These guitars are EXTREMELY underrated. This is the exact model that Carlos Cavazo used in Quiet Riot in the 80s. Just had it setup and went up a string gauge...but now the brass nut...
  8. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I am looking for a well-preserved Vandenberg. Preferably in pink or raspberry-red. I live in germany.
  9. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Amazing guitar, truely an 80s icon and this one is an awesome example. Modded from an old MIJ Model 3a. Basswood MIJ Body. Maple MIA Mighty Mite neck. Thin Nitro finish. OFR. Dimarzio Super Distorion. Thats it really, its pretty basic but beautifully constructed and sounds incredible...
  10. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I am a drummer and I was fooling around with my guitar after a long break and came up with a song idea. I really like 80s hair metal (Ratt, Motley Crue, Van Halen etc) and the idea is based on that style. Forgive me my playing. As I said I´m a drummer and not that good with guitar. The guitar...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Mine is the early 90's. None of my newer guitars come close to my '90 Charvel or my '93 RG470.
  12. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I found this backing on another forum, and figured I'd do a take on it... after all, 80s are my thing, and this is a great backer: Then I figured... hmm, maybe I didn't quite get it right on the first take... let's do another: The original backing can be found here:
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I started playing guitar around 1989. That makes the BC Rich Gunslinger Retro pretty much the awesome-est thing around at the moment. I couldn't resist : It's made in Korea rather than the USA but all the right names are present and correct. An original Floyd Rose handles the whammy duties...
  14. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Just found out about this kid, Casey Jones... 18 years old and plays like he's from 1987! Really puts the "young talent" of today to shame. Also, he just became an endorsee for Kramer! Hope for the music of the future, along with Airbourne, Steel Panther, etc!
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So I was looking at strats today on Ikebe. And I saw these (to understand it in dollars just look at the price without the last two zeros): 1 http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/goods_detail.php?g_id=123023 2 http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/goods_detail.php?g_id=122627 3...
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