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Title: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Marauder on January 26, 2018, 09:36:00 PM
R*v*RB has a different looking white RS-4


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Marauder on January 26, 2018, 10:26:57 PM
I get it now! EMG pickups installed


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: George on January 27, 2018, 12:41:28 AM
battery pack also installed on upper bout side, and it looks like the toggle switch was relocated and converted to single volume and tone controls.  You can see the patches where the old components were located... 


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Marauder on January 27, 2018, 06:44:01 AM
I am thinking hmmm long scale with that set up. She’s built for metal.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: headsup on January 28, 2018, 04:58:26 AM
they are spectacular guitars, and very underpriced.
 that particular one, for my thoughts is not a good one.
 some-one had their way with it, and it's not a pretty thing.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: olrac on February 20, 2018, 09:14:02 PM
Sacrilege what they did to that axe.   :yak:


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: ducktrapper on February 20, 2018, 09:36:58 PM
I can't find it but, to me, it sounds like a impairment rather than an improvement.   :?


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: olrac on February 20, 2018, 09:39:33 PM
https://reverb.com/item/8582127-larrivee-rs4-white-with-black-trim


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: ducktrapper on February 20, 2018, 10:30:31 PM
https://reverb.com/item/8582127-larrivee-rs4-white-with-black-trim

Why?


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: tulk1 on February 21, 2018, 04:30:24 PM
I would think, that if one just had to have active pickups, there would have been a better way to convert than to cut up the guitar like that. Too bad. It can't easily be "un"converted, now.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Strings4Him on February 21, 2018, 10:54:40 PM
Not a smart move.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: ducktrapper on February 22, 2018, 12:38:46 AM
I would think, that if one just had to have active pickups, there would have been a better way to convert than to cut up the guitar like that. Too bad. It can't easily be "un"converted, now.

I might be wrong but, these days, can't one use external components to achieve the same thing without screwing up the guitar? 


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 22, 2018, 03:50:57 AM
The battery could have gone in the control cavity and they sell all sorts of hole plug that could have been used.EMG's are not just for metal I've been using them in my guitar since 1975 and I don't do metal.


Title: Re: RS-What?White?What
Post by: headsup on February 22, 2018, 06:36:22 PM
well there's always this kind of thing.....
 a completely bare bones body with a very bad sanding job....some people got no idea....
https://reverb.com/item/10501193-larrivee-rs-4-super-strato-husk-body-project-luhtier-1980-s



I was handed a bare bones RS4 body sometime ago.
I went to some trouble getting parts, including original JCL pick-ups from the day.
This is a pic of the guitar after the bridge and tuners went on before I managed to find authentic pick-ups, pots & switch.