Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Electric Guitar
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 05-12-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
columbiar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Old Ibanez Roadstar II

All,

I was going through my stuff the other day and came across my first guitar, an old Roadstar II. I bought it used back in the early 80's and played the crap out of it. Later on, I had the money to buy some other, nicer, guitars and this one kind of got forgotten. It has been stored in an outside shed for many years now. Obviously, the electronics and metal parts do not look to be in the best condition. I know the guitar is worth practically nothing other than what it's worth to me sentimentally. As such, I was thinking that this would be a good opportunity to refurbish the thing and learn a little something along the way. I've never messed with changing out pickups and the like before and now might be a good opportunity.

So, my first question is about parts. Old Ibanez parts look to be hard to come by. There are tons of Fender parts out there and this guitar looks to be mostly just a strat copy. Are fender parts interchangeable with this guitar? I'm sure the pickups are but what about the tremolo bridge, pots, etc?

Tks!
columbiar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 04:18 PM   #2
AWACS
I want all of the things
 
AWACS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The frozen wasteland that is, central canada.
I believe I have a very similar guitar to yours, mines an '87, and mine is also in rough shape. I've been meaning to fix mine up as well. I haven't done so yet, but there is an Ibanez Guitar forum that could probably give you much more help.

As far as I know, the bridge may be the hardest piece to get a hold of. All of the other electronics should just mount to the pickguard.
__________________
Caution: This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

Mesa Boogie Mark V PRS SE Cu24 Voltage S212 Pedals!
Dunlop CryBaby WayHuge Swollen Pickle CMATMods Signa Drive Digitech BadMonkey
Boss TU-3 TCE Corona Boss DD-6 HBE Mimic
AWACS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
mhanbury2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Did a quick search on the bridge. They originally came with the prorocker tremolo and it had an 82mm bolt spacing. I don't think that's a standard size and you will have trouble finding a drop in replacement.

Electronics are easyer the standard is 250k pots for single coil 500k for humbicker pickups. There's lots of wiring diagrams out there you can use.

Last edited by mhanbury2 : 05-12-2014 at 04:26 PM.
mhanbury2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 07:59 PM   #4
ryanbwags
Registered User
 
ryanbwags's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
That's interesting. Back in the day my first electric was a Roadstar II and it had a Floyd. Mine may have been a later model, though.
__________________
Harmony: Stratocaster
Alvarez: F-200
Schecter: Omen 6
EHX: Metal Muff
Fender: BXR-60
Dean: Metalman Z Bass (Betty)
Egnator: Tweaker 15
Pearl: Maximum
ESP/LTD: EXP-300
EHX: Big Muff Pi
Custom: Harley Quinn Bass
Custom: TK-421 Explorer
ryanbwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 06:51 AM   #5
poppameth
Lord of Freaky Dingos
 
poppameth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Staunton, VA USA
It came with a Prorocker to start and then moved over to the original Edge in the late 80s. Which you have will determine how hard it is to fix and or replace. Here is a similar project I did on mine.

http://darkling.poppameth.com/ibane...tar-ii-rebuild/
__________________
Fender American Standard Strat
Ibanez RG270DX
Ibanez RG530 Roadstar II
Fender Super Champ XD
Marshall 6100LM Head with Slash Signature 4x12 half stack.
http://gideond.wordpress.com
http://darkling.poppameth.com
poppameth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 11:09 AM   #6
columbiar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Thanks guys.

Did a little more research and have found that the bridge in this case is a Power Rocker. It's much more simple than the prorocker. It also appears that these are hard to come by and quite expensive. Maybe I'll try taking the thing apart and and try to clean it up a bit.
columbiar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.