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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry-Moved to the other forum.....

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Re: RG1550 or RG1570?

Ill go ahead and tell you this is in the wrong forum before a mod does....
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Re: RG1550 or RG1570?

While this thread is in the wrong forum, I'll still give it a go.

First, these two guitars are remarkably similar. They're both 24-fret 25.5" scale, H-S-H, double-locking trem superstrats.

The basic differences boil down to freboard, pickup mounting, and aesthetics. If you must have a maple fretboard, you'll have to pick up a 550. If you have to have a pickguard, you'll have to pick up a 550. If you can't stand a pickguard, then a 550 is out. More importantly,the pickups on a 550 are top-mounted via screws in the pickguard whereas the pickups in a 570 are direct-mounted into the body.

It's a small difference, but some will tell you it matters a lot.
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