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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Advice needed, Choice of 3

Hi, Ive not posted much but Im usually on here reading up most days, and I need some advice.
I used to have a Rg550 but had to sell it and I loved the guitar especially the wizard maple neck, I now have the chance to pick up another one for 250 but when I went to my local guitar shop they have a Rg1550 for 400 and a Rg3120vv for 500 and I cant decide which to get. I would like them all but unfortunately I cant afford all of them. Ive just recently picked up a Fender Strat Am Dlx HSS with maple neck which is great but I do like Ibanez.
If I get 2 I cant decide whether to get the 550+3210, 1550+3210.
I would have been happy with the 550 but after seeing the 1550 its totally messed my head up and I cant decide..
Help please, give me your thoughts on these guitars.
Thanks
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 01:03 PM
 
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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

is the 1550 really that much better than the 550, sporting the never beaten EDGE trem? I couldn't really justify an extra 150 for it, but what is it that you like about it more?
And i think 500 for a RG3120 is good value-its not the thru neck model is it? I think thats good value!
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just kind of thought that the 1550 would be better as it is newer but I do love the 550, I played it more than my Jem, I loved the neck on it sooo much.
As for the 3120 I didn't really know that much about them until I saw it today, it is a '99 model, and it did look stunning even with the rose wood board I usually prefer the look and feel of maple but it was very nice.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 01:33 PM
 
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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

3120s are good.... try bargain em down to 450 then go for that! better pickups... better trem.. better neck...
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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

550 and the 3120 would be the best choice, as they are the most "different" combination. The 3120 is mahogany with flame maple top and direct mounted HH pickups, whereas the 550 is HSH with a pickguard and a basswood body.
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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

agree with pawel
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 05:46 PM
 
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Agree with Ibateur's agreement with pawel
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+1 for the three guys above!
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 06:48 PM
 
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+1 for all.
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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

I'd get the 3120.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 11:16 AM
 
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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

rg1550
got one, too
rocks ass and is definitivly better than a normal 550.... the neck is so freakin nice and the trem is stable, at least mine
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 12:41 PM
 
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Definately get the 3120, Absolutely awesome, you'd not regret it, as for the others, essentially the same thing, so go for the cheaper, If for any reason you pass on the 3120vv, drop me thier phone number bro

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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

If you can get about 100 knocked off the RG1550, I'd go for that instead of the RG550, 400 is a little overpriced IMHO.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Advice needed, Choice of 3

Well Ive just bought my mates 550 from him for 230 its not the prettiest guitar lots of paint chips on the body but the reason I wanted it is because I want to strip it and respray it and if I got the 1550 which was immaculate I wouldn't have wanted to strip it incase I messed it up, the shop did drop down to 350 on it though but I was really after a project guitar.
Im hoping to swirl paint the 550 and I was going to use the original paint as the base coat by just sanding the lacquer but because of the paint chips do you think I'll need to take it down to the wood?? Also, is it easy to get the guitar back together again and playing fine??
As for the rg3120 I can have it for 450, I just need to decide if I can really afford it...
Thanks for the replys :-)
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 04:31 PM
 
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My Prestige 1550 and RG 550.. Yes,, the 1550 IS worth the extra money.. Take a good long look at the 1550.. Just my $.02
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