1st Project Guitar Set Up of the Summer

3bolt79

Dr. Stratster
Oct 16, 2018
14,320
Oregon
Well, some months ago I bought a couple of Roadstar II guitars that needed some help. I wound up doing some clean up and adjustments on this 1984 RS430.

It was a deluxe model I guess back in the day. I wound up tightening all the nuts and screws on the guitar. Even the neck screws, which were loose, as well as the tuners, switch, etc.

Bought this guitar off Reverb at a good price. It was advertised as “very good” condition, but it was actually in “excellent” condition. It is all original.

I spent the better part of the night working on it. I raised the pickups, which I assume are ceramic, and got a stronger sound out of it. The previous owner did an L&C. The frets are kind of short. It came with mediums From the factory.

It’s no fun to restring this thing. Worse than any double locking trem I have ever experienced. A real Floyd is much easier. This is a Pro Rock’r of some variety.
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3bolt79

Dr. Stratster
Oct 16, 2018
14,320
Oregon
I just got done working on my guitars. I have been at it since 3:30 am. It’s now just after six PM. I completed work on 4 guitars today.

I finally set up my new SG. And I worked on a 1983 Ibanez acoustic electric filling in some deep scratches on the top. Full set up including fixing up the nut. I went from 11-49 to 12 -53. Not a lot of fret left on it. It will be needing a refret soon, depending on how much I play it.

I have one more Ibanez Roadstar II from 1985 that has a coil tap push/push, and a ground issue that need to be addressed.

A guy on Jemsite sold me some parts that I needed for it. 50 bucks got me a nearly complete trem with bar, but missing one saddle. If I can’t sleep tonight, I will start work on it. A76B8C76-E5F8-4F00-9757-C26812B85015.jpeg 403452DE-6EA8-4759-81D1-8F74A6D66F6F.jpeg
 

Oldiemurphy

Strat-O-Master
Jan 23, 2022
625
Austin, TX
Well, some months ago I bought a couple of Roadstar II guitars that needed some help. I wound up doing some clean up and adjustments on this 1984 RS430.

It was a deluxe model I guess back in the day. I wound up tightening all the nuts and screws on the guitar. Even the neck screws, which were loose, as well as the tuners, switch, etc.

Bought this guitar off Reverb at a good price. It was advertised as “very good” condition, but it was actually in “excellent” condition. It is all original.

I spent the better part of the night working on it. I raised the pickups, which I assume are ceramic, and got a stronger sound out of it. The previous owner did an L&C. The frets are kind of short. It came with mediums From the factory.

It’s no fun to restring this thing. Worse than any double locking trem I have ever experienced. A real Floyd is much easier. This is a Pro Rock’r of some variety.
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Whoh, that trem is complex.
 


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