So after soxfans recent acquisition fueling my prestige gas I went out and bought this as a birthday gift to myself. It's an RG1550MZ in some sort of blue colour and it has a pickup. I've no idea what the pickup is yet but this thing was 300 squiggles BIN on eBay when before Christmas they were going for £500 so I didn't care about the pickup. I was planning on putting a new HSH pick guard on, but I'm starting to love the stripped down, hot rod look of the white hardware. It plays great and sounds very nice. Good bottom end, and the cleans chime great without being shrill. I've only played it through bias (I don't need to do a N5sD and NID day as you all know what an irig looks like.) but so far it sounds great. I'm thinking it might be some kind of dimarZio in there and I'll find out later when I restring it.
It's got the dreaded zero, but fuck youz guys and it looks virtually brand new.
Nice score. FWIW, I never had problems with the EZ on my RGD, and I don't think Stu has either.