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Marc_Maiden
10-15-2008, 04:51 PM
So here is the rare but special occasion that i get a new guitar.


i got this puppy for $100 and i couldnt refuse it...all i knew was it was an ibanez rg, and it was green...then later that night the guy sent me the serial number and the model number- C6xxxxxxx, yay, korean, not indo! and he said it said rg270...sweet...so i went on the 96 catalogs and saw that it could either be the DX (rosewood fretboard, shark fin inlays) or the 270PG (maple fretboard, dot inlays) and to my luck, it was indeed the maple fretboard one!!! yyaayayayyay!!!


i was surprised that the front of the body was in prestige condition, no scratches or marks...just a bit of dirt which i cleaned off already. the sides had a few scratches, not bad...and the back has what looks like scuff marks, and or cig bruns...which i can deal with...the back is the back...


the neck is amazing, not a bit of wear or dirt on it at all....and it even looks like the frets were redone, they are even and short, and it looks like someone filed the edges...i know for a fact it has all new electronics...i dont know about the pickups, right now its missing an E string, and since i dont know how to set up these weird LIC floyd trems they come with, im gonna take it to my lutheir tomorrow...but from the way it sounds, i dont think these are stock...but they might be and im just too over whelmed to notice.


over all, this is the guitar ive been waiting for to really start modding...i was thinking of changing the neck because i have a custom made neck lying around, but im not even sure about that...i do want to maybe change it up cosmetically, maybe add some decals to make it custom..i dont know yet


in the end: compared to my RG350MDX, this guitar seems to be a little better...maybe its the korean to indo difference, but that is all subjective. I also feel something special for guitars from our past, and this one earns a spot with my main axes...plus green is my favorite color!


pictures:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/blackarrow89/109_1340.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/blackarrow89/109_1341.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/blackarrow89/109_1342.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/blackarrow89/109_1343.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/blackarrow89/109_1344.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/blackarrow89/109_1346.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/blackarrow89/109_1347.jpg


I do have a few questions though:

is this really a license by floyd trem, or is there another name to it?


and where the hell do the strings clamp on to the trem? i cant tell with my bad eyes..



thanks for looking guys!

wfojon
10-15-2008, 05:42 PM
:drool2: nice I like green :thumbs: I'd have grabbed it in a heartbeat too, great score.

PacerMedic
10-15-2008, 05:54 PM
That's a sharp-lookin' axe, Marc! I don't know that I'd do that much to it other than string up and rock on. The strings look to clamp in similar to a Floyd rather than a low pro edge. Get that thing strung up and give us a recording, or a report on how she sounds! :thumbs:

Marc_Maiden
10-15-2008, 05:56 PM
That's a sharp-lookin' axe, Marc! I don't know that I'd do that much to it other than string up and rock on. The strings look to clamp in similar to a Floyd rather than a low pro edge. Get that thing strung up and give us a recording, or a report on how she sounds! :thumbs:


yeah its a single locking one..im going to drop it off at the luthier for some set ups and clean ups and what not and ill get to recording for you guys

nazzrblue
10-15-2008, 06:04 PM
For a 100 bucks that's a helluva snag Marc.:thumbs:

MIK Ibby's have really evolved, and they seem to only improve. You get what you get in the pups and hardware, but easily replacable. Hard to tell for sure on your trem, but I'd guess a Lo-TRS.

RockStringBender
10-15-2008, 06:44 PM
That's a great 100 dollar snag!!!:thumbs:

Those bolts that stick out of the back of the trem (the ones that the route allows to tilt back into the pocket) are what locks the strings into the trem. Back them out and the string will slip out. If you pull all the strings and clean the trem up make sure you finger tighten the bolts back down so the little black lock slugs do not fall out and get lost.

Lime sparkle and maple :drool2::drool2::drool2::drool2:

wfojon
10-15-2008, 09:28 PM
yeah its a single locking one..im going to drop it off at the luthier for some set ups and clean ups and what not and ill get to recording for you guys

Jeeze dude, you gotta learn how to do this shit yourself.:eusa_naug No one but you can tell when it is just right for you and doing basic clean up and set up is easy. Even a cave man can do it..:rofl:
Just dig in, you get stuck we'll help ya out...:eusa_whis maybe..na really it's a piece of cake.:icon_bigg

PacerMedic
10-16-2008, 09:06 AM
Everybody should a copy of Dan the Man's Bible.

http://www.danerlewine.com/guitar_repair_books.html

Marc_Maiden
10-16-2008, 09:19 AM
for the most part i do know how to set up floyds and guitars...but every new guitar i get, i take it to the luthier first...i guess you could say its out of love...its also to make sure everything is working fine and what not in terms of electronics and trem....after that i usually do the setups myself

axebuilder
10-16-2008, 09:32 AM
and as a guy that does set ups for people here and there we like the business too :thumbs::icon_lol:
Nice axe man, I remeber them from the 90's.

Marc_Maiden
10-16-2008, 09:44 AM
and as a guy that does set ups for people here and there we like the business too :thumbs::icon_lol:
Nice axe man, I remeber them from the 90's.

you know she is a bit beat up because the previous owner gigged the shit out of her,


but she stills plays awesome and looks alright, i think im gonna turn her into my main playing axe just because it feels so nice to play...new pups, maybe a few symbolic decals here and there to cover up some of the battle wounds on the back, and she will be my new baby

i missed having a trem thats for sure, and 24 frets feels a bit more right than the 22 i was used to playing for the last year...

nazzrblue
10-16-2008, 12:37 PM
Taking the axe to a luthier is fine, but don't be afraid to experiment yourself. Especially on a non-expensive guitar. Only way to learn, plus it's a lot cheaper than having a pro working on it every time. Not to mention rewarding.:icon_wink

Tattoofrenzy
10-16-2008, 12:57 PM
Taking the axe to a luthier is fine, but don't be afraid to experiment yourself. Especially on a non-expensive guitar. Only way to learn, plus it's a lot cheaper than having a pro working on it every time. Not to mention rewarding.:icon_winkThat is the best way very rewarding or a migrane:thumbs:.That is a nice ibby like the green i do and the maple board