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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all. Noob here.

Ok times are hard and I may have to sell off an Ibanez.

I am a proud owner of a 94 RG550LTD in a lovely purple. Japan built. (you already knew that)
Also a 2003 Korean White JEM555.

What would you do
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

Which one do you like better?
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Hi all. Noob here.

Ok times are hard and I may have to sell off an Ibanez.

I am a proud owner of a 94 RG550LTD in a lovely purple. Japan built. (you already knew that)
Also a 2003 Korean White JEM555.

What would you do
Swap the evolutions out of the 555 into the RG550, and keep the 550. haha That's personally what I would do, though I know that would hurt your resale value a bit on the 555, but would make the RG550 an even more superior guitar. haha
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

I have 2 RG550's so I'm going to say RG550 haha
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

They are both pretty guitars and the neck on the RG feels better.
However I understand the JEM555 is supposed to be something a bit special.
I have a softspot for the RG though.

What do the almighty Ibanez guru's think?
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I prefer the wizard i neck on the rg 550, and the 550 should have an edge trem which is the king of trems in my opinion. For me I would keep the 550 as I prefer the features on them over the features of a 555. Plus the 555 is the lower end jem, so for me it would be no answer other than to keep the 550.
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

550 all the way. Get a proper RG not a fake JEM.
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

Also you RG550LTD is a rare instrument. The JEM555 is discontinued now, but you can find tons of it. I would keep the RG. It may rise its value during the years over the JEM555.
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Isn't a Jem555 just a Jem777 with the Jem222 removed from it?
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Isn't a Jem555 just a Jem777 with the Jem222 removed from it?
LMAO!!!!!!

I agree with keeping the 550. You'll probably be able to sell the 555 for the same amount that you can get for the 550, and you'll be keeping the better guitar with you.

BTW.... the only thing "special" about the 555 is that it was discontinued........ "thank the Gods!!" (for any Caprica fans)
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

RG550 obviously...
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According to the wisdom of GoogleFight.com the winner by roughly 13,000 is

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php...0&word2=Jem555
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

I would see how much money you could squeeze out of either. Id be willing to bet you can sell that jem for around the same as the 550.


that said, the 550 is superior in every way except for jack location and lion claw. I dislike RG's though, so Im biased towards the jem.
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Re: Which is better RG550 or Jem555. FIGHT!

550 all the way! Better neck and much better trem.

Edit: Wait--purple 550? Kkeep the Jem, and sell the purple 550 to me!



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