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  1. General Music Discussion
    On a bit of a Saraceno binge again lately. I know he has other fans here, so... What a cool dude. This is worth listening to just for all the music recommendations: I put one Point Blank song on when this video was done and bam! There was that bitchin', tasty groove Blues said he was influenced...
  2. Guitar Parts & Accessories For Sale / Trade /...
    Knob location = Posting this. It's a beater project body. I'll throw in the JEM pickguard and a bunch of mounting screws since it's useless to me without the body. Has an extra hole for a mini toggle, or if you're Chris, to diddle it. £70+ post takes it.
  3. Guitars For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    I have one of the Genesis ones in Road Flare Red, but I'm on the workhorse/bang for your buck train currently and got a hankering. Let's see what's out there!
  4. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I replaced the stock bridge with a SD Full Shred Trembucker and had the unpleasant surprise of discovering the pickup didn't fit cleanly through the pick guard cutout. I did manage to just barely squeeze it in, and then discovered that I wasn't really a big fan of how it sounded. So I'm...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    1990 RG550. Looks like it's been stored for years. Aside from two little chips in the paint she's looking great! can't wait to get new strings on and polish the frets up
  6. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Just picked up this super clean 1991 RG550, a block-heel RG has been on my list to get for a while now, was waiting around for a desert yellow one for a bit more froot but this laser blue popped up and I figured it looked too good to pass up. Pictures don't do the finish justice unfortunately -...
  7. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Hi, just looking for opinions since I saw this on sale locally. The weird thing seems to be the neckplate, it doesn't look like the old carved-in Ibanez neckplates I've seen on other RG550. Weird. Also pricewise it's $600USD (or $800CAD :rant: )
  8. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I wonder if this thing is real? The seller isn't listing it as autographed but who knows what they are aware of https://reverb.com/item/1895206-ibanez-rg550-1987
  9. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So, I hopped on the 'ol craigslist today and look what I found! A year 2000 Ibanez RG550. The thing is practically brand new, almost no scratches in sight. She had a layer of gunk and dust all over her, so i cleaned her up, polished the frets, restrung it and.... VIOLA! It didn't come with a...
  10. Guitars For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    I shouldnt even be trying to get another guitar, but I want to try one of these out. It has to be MIJ, hands down, but im mainly looking for a good deal on one. I have my eye on some on ebay, but I would rather buy from someone here. Color really doesnt matter, but the cooler the better. I...
  11. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I was thinking and do all old "legendary" 550s and similar have one-piece necks? I have no idea how thin those are exactly (I've never played any 550s) but wouldn't more modern 5-piece necks be more desireble?
  12. Guitars For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    I really love this guitar, but it is just a little redundant in my lineup right now. I'd really like to trade this for a Telecaster. Or maybe something with P90s? Idk. Just something that is not an HSH shred guitar. Anyways, this has Dimarzio Dominions installed, and some Fender single coil in...
  13. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    What else needs to be said; it's a block heel, black RG550 with maple board. I do love me some maple boards. Another solid workhorse that'll probably be strung up for standard E for noodling round. Actually brought out my proper camera to take some pics now that I've got my new space mostly...
  14. Guitars For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    Amazing neck, super-fast-wow-Japanese-fun-time-shred-machine. The odd chip here and there as expected, but zero structural damage and no cracks in the infamous Ibanez locking nut location. Still has all original cavity covers and trem arm. Will throw in a battered old gig bag. £380 + postage...
  15. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Project Overview I've always wanted a 7-string version of a DSY Ibanez RG550... right down to the maple fretboard. It's a project I've been dragging ass on for several years now as I've slowly accumulated the parts I need. Ben Eller's RFR 7-string project not only got me inspired, it...
  16. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    To be honest, the RGT isn't really 'new' to me any more, as I've been borrowing it off Ryan for about 8 months, and have only just got around to pulling my finger out and buying it from him :lol: But I thought it was only fair that it gets an NGD Neckthru mahogany body, MIK, lopro edge...
  17. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Besides pickguard paradise? Want an H-H for RG550. PP seems excessively expensive.
  18. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I bet you all thought I bought that RG550 from Biggness. Nope, I got sick ESP instead. Just kidding, I got a RG550 I did a full teardown and cleaned up the tremelo, fretboard, polished the frets, there was still some left over buffing compound in the trem cavity from the factory...
  19. Guitars For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    I have a mint Ibanez RG550 20th Anniversary, in the Road Flare Red finish, with matching case, and case candy. Both guitar and case are in flawless condition. It has a Dimarzio Titan in the bridge, and I will also include the stock pickup as well. $720 shipped http://i.imgur.com/e9pSrZx.jpg...
  20. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I've got a few guitars with emgs. Lol. And a few with Duncan jb and distortions a few Dimarzio. I like the distortions in my guitars. Jacksons and ESPs. But I'm new to the ibby thing. What pickup sound good. I've heard the Dimarzio evo are harsh. My Jp6 has his set and there kinda thin...
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