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Scored another 1991 RG565 on ebay
KEN1
#1 Posted : 10/28/2017 9:10:59 PM
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Almost mint condition with a scalloped fretboard.

My question is I love the bridge p/up in this thing and have no clue what it is.Anyone know?
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#2 Posted : 10/31/2017 5:19:35 PM
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According to the Ibanez catalog from 1991, it was the IBZ HB2 pickup in the bridge position:
http://www.ibanez.com/an...p?cat_id=191&now=13

Not sure what kind of modern pickup would be similar. I know a handful of other brands make a single blade style like that one, but I really don't know if it would have the same sound characteristics as the original Ibanez.
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#3 Posted : 11/3/2017 1:55:10 AM
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Thanks.One other question.The owner shipped the guitar with the wrong trem arm.I have extra original Edge trem arms with the white collars so I just swapped it out.Here is the arm he sent with the guitar......any clue what bridge this goes to?

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#4 Posted : 11/3/2017 2:20:00 PM
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That trem arm without the white bushings was used on the EDGE Zero tremolo. Not to be confused with the EDGE Zero II(2). these had a clicking mechanism in the bottom that the arm clipped into, but the top part had a threaded collar part to adjust the torque:
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#5 Posted : 11/8/2017 11:33:47 PM
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Thank you.
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#6 Posted : 11/13/2017 4:08:25 AM
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Don't want to bother anyone again but a close look at the bridge p/up it seems the p/up is not "F"spaced yet it sounds awesome through my amps,amp sims,etc.The strings do not line up with the pole positions.After researching and looking at an original 1991 Ibanez catalog this p/up is original.Did Floyd "F"spacing exist in 1991?
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#7 Posted : 11/16/2017 6:20:33 PM
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Thats a good question that I don't know for sure! It is possible that some of these earlier models didn't come with the F spaced pickup.

That being said, I've been told by some repair techs and professionals that the difference in sound between an F spaced and "standard" size really isn't much at all. I'd be willing to bet that if you were to somehow swap that out for the exact same picup with F spaced poles, you might not even hear a difference!

-Bill
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