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  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I picked up my first Ibanez last year and now I have another. I am loving my Ibanez and want more =D. My only gripe is that I am disappointed in the direct mount system. Maybe system isn't the right word, the pick ups are simply screwed into the body. However, it doesn't take much to widen...
  2. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, The body of my RG550LTD cracked so I ordered a replacement body. I chose a back route instead of the original front route with pickguard. The route for the pickups is only 1.6cm or about 5/8 of an inch deep. It won't fit the pickups I had (V7, S1, V2). Is it a standard route depth and are...
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    1991/1992 Ibanez RG760 EG (Emerald Green) with Direct Mount pickups! This one is notable, and a surprisingly rare bird, because it has direct mount pickups (no bridge humbucker mounting ring!),a Lo-Pro Edge trem and Emerald Green paint. All three of these features were only available for the...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Has anyone seen this guitar? Quite an odd Direct Mount pickup situation, I'm curious what the wood width is at the mounting point. http://www.fmicassets.com/Damroot/ZoomJpg/10002/0171506721_gtr_back_001_rl.jpg
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello all! My main guitar (that I bought way back in 1991) in my red Ibanez RG770DX...and although I absolutely love it, I never really liked the fact that the pickups are mounted to the clear pickguard...I actually don't like the clear guard, since dirt and crap gets under it and it always...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    Ok, I'm stumped. Has anyone out there dealt with this before? I have two MIJ RG 560's, '88 and '90, that need the direct mount to body single coil screws. Rich @ Ibanezrules says they are "unavailable." Has anyone solved this matter short of just using modern pickups and drilling new holes...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, I hope this is in the right place. I already searched the forums and couldn't really find anything 'definitive' on the matter. Has anyone actually tried, using the same pickups and the same guitar, direct mount verses ring or pickguard mount? I know some people insist that the tone is...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I'm starting some rg560 body work and have the idea that I want to block certain areas of the top-mount HB rout and rerout it for direct-mount. I figure I will need to fill the lower adjustment screw routs then block the 'wings' and rerout them with a smaller wing for direct-mount. Here is...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    i have (had) and RG421 that i am doing some stuff to. for the new version, i want to direct mount the pickups like my 7620. however, the routes (routs?)....um..its routed really deep in the pickup cavity. now i want to direct mount, but it seems that the wood i would need to screw the pickup to...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Pickup Ring Removal - The Epic Saga Well not so much failed, but gave up. Today I thought I'd tackle the job of removing the pup rings on my RG421 and direct mounting the pup's. As a preface I'm fairly handy, I've renovated my house, service our cars, and make my own audio visual cables. So...
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