Help me to choose the right used between two Jackson RR24

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  1. TOM4S

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    Hello guys ! I have the chance to choose between two Jackson RR24. They both have advantages and drawbacks. The prices of the guitars are almost the same, shipping and gas not included. I can negociate the price of the red one.


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    Jackson RR 24 Yellow
    Pros : Floyd Rose in great condition, reversed shark fin inlays, maybe it's a limited run
    Cons : Yellow bevels are so-so for my taste, minor ding on the front, needs to be shipped so I have to buy a case, stickers to get rid of (no big deal)

    Jackson RR 24 Red
    Pros : Red bevels are more metal, comes with the case, 1 hour away from my home
    Cons : Floyd is corroded, minor wears.

    Concerning the floyd of the red one, can I plunge some parts in white vinegar so I can remove the rust and then spray black paint on it ?

    Thanks guys !
     
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    Go with the red one, no shipping hassles, and case no brainer.

    Plus the rusted hardware is easy to swap for new or stainless, just hit up ebay. Perhaps some brasso for the rust on the baseplate?
     
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    I'd go for the red one, at least test it and check it if its all good and not in worse condition than you think. If its somehow bad you can always fall back on the yellow one.
     
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    Just in case I need to swap the tremolo, the Schaller tremolo is exactly the same than the Floyd Rose, Schaller manufactures for Floyd Rose, am I correct ?
     
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    They do make an identical model yes, but also a different one. But if you do need to replace it fully many would say look at the gotoh floyd and I can't totally disagree with them.
     
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    If you’re feeling inclined to get the red one, but may want/need to replace the bridge, just wait it out and find another in better condition later. These pop up often on reverb. No sense in replacing something that major that quickly.
     
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    Get the yellow one and play children of bodom how is this even a question, lol.
     
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    Thanks !

    I dont want to change the FR right away, I'll clean it for sure and if he works, it will be okay. I'm not a pro guitarist... I'll ask the guy of the red on if he can sell it to me for 500€, I'm in France and you dont see these RR really often, I missed few month ago a red one for 500€ with a FR in good condition.
     
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    Ah, ok. I mainly surf this board on mobile and it doesn’t show member’s locations. The likelihood of the Floyd needing replacing is very slim. I think you’ll be fine but if you won’t be completely happy, I still wouldn’t go through with it.
     
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    for my taste, on the red one, i feel the low E runs too close to the edge of the fretboard (compare it to the high e)
    it seems the bridge is a bit misplaced
    the yellow one must be a limited run, judging by the binding
     
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    Get the one you like the look of. You can swap out Floyd components cheaply enough. I have a MIJ RR24M with white bevels, and it's a wonderful guitar.
     
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    don't buy a guitar with a rusty bridge unless you can talk him down the cost of a new floyd
     
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    So you wouldn't buy it ?

    It's probably the angle of the picture.

    What will be the right price for you ?
     
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    maybe/or maybe not.
    check it out first.
    it seems heavily used, so i'd check fret wear too.
    i've seen those go for 400/450. i'd try to talk him down to 350.
     
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    350 for a MIJ ? Isnt that too low ?

    I asked the guy for the frets wear, I'm waiting his answer.
     
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    it all depends on the condition, no matter where it's built.
     
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