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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Desert Sun Yellow vs. Desert Yellow?

Is there a difference between "Desert Sun Yellow" and just "Desert Yellow"? Until recently, I used to refer to a 777DY as Desert Yellow because I didn't really know any better, never really payed much attention until I looked here:

I've since noticed that I always see the RG550 reissue and the new 3550z referred to as just Desert Yellow.

I understand that I'm not the only one who thinks that the new guitars no where near the same color as the older Jem. Are they supposed to be? The color names would suggest otherwise.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 10:16 PM
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Re: Desert Sun Yellow vs. Desert Yellow?

As far as I know, they're the same color. I saw a 20th Anniversary RG550 in DY and it was hot! Definitely fluorescent (like my RG in Road Flare Red), it glows under a black light and almost hurts your eyes to look at it.

The whole "not the same as the old ones" deal . . . well, in some cases, that might be true, but the neon colors on the new, re-issue Ibanez guitars are very, very, bright.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 11:22 PM
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Re: Desert Sun Yellow vs. Desert Yellow?

Desert Sun Yellow and Desert Yellow are interchangeable. At least, they were when the JEMs and RGs were new.
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