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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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2008 1550 Question.

I recently picked up an 08 RG1550. It was refinished with a blue swirl but has the team J.craft stamp on the back of the headstock. The front of the headstock is now missing the ibanez prestige logo which I ordered..annoying.
Anyways I have been looking online and noticing that all of the 1550's come with the IBZ V7 S1 V8 and my pickups are unmarked. They look like they are Dimarzio Evos but I don't know how to tell. My other RG has duncans and the clean does not sounds nearly as nice as this one does, And it seems the 1550 has a much brighter tone than my duncans.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 06:45 AM
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Re: 2008 1550 Question.

Pull the pickups out and look for a stamp on the bottom.
All DiMarzio model numbers start with DP.
Also, the V7, S1 and V8 are not DiMarzio/IBZ pickups--they are just Ibanez branded.

Regardless--it would be a really nice find to see a DP model stamp on those
And the 1550 is a fine guitar!

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