NGD: ‘86 Ibanez Roadstar

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  1. Bones43x

    Bones43x SS.org Regular

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    I got this about 2 weeks ago. The neck is super comfortable on these, and it has that perfect worn in feel that a vintage guitar should. It has quite a few battle scars, but it’s an amazing player.

    I took it apart and cleaned and polished everything I could. I added straplocks, but I saved the original “boomerang” strap pins. I also changed the output jack.

    It’s currently tuned to D standard. The pickups sound great, but the bridge pickup is a little bit weak. It has a good tone, but the neck pickup has twice the output. I tried raising the bridge pickup, but it won’t go up any more. I may need to cut the springs to raise it some more, but I’ll probably end up puting a single-sized humbucker in there.

    I have some more pics, but they’re too large. I’ll add them when I get a chance to resize them.

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  2. NickS

    NickS Rocket Surgeon

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    HNGD! Looks like a fun guitar:agreed:
     
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    watson503 Los Cochinos

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    Awesome! That guitar brings back memories, my first guitar was a Roadstar II I got for Christmas in 84. HNGD!!!
     
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    77zark77 SS.org Regular

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    Those pre-RGs were top-notch in the 80's, and still today. Congrats man ! :)
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Wow, very cool! Weird seeing a non-recessed Edge bridge.

    HNGD!
     
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  6. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian SS.org Regular

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    Wow, that thing is clean! Loves the specs, 22 frets, SSS, non-recessed edge.. definitely different from your standard RG.
     
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    broj15 SS.org Regular

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    Really love the looks of these 80's roadstars. Kinda regret selling mine, as it was top notch for the price I paid, but unfortunately I never truly bonded with it like I'd hoped to.
     
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    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

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    I like the colour...Ferrari Red.:)


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    Zado SS.org Regular

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