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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Couple of Questions (RG1550M)

I just picked up a beautiful RG1550M. I have to say I love it! The maple neck is fabulous. The pickups suck though but thats a given!

My question is this guitar has a pickguard. Is there anyway I can purchase a pickguard from another RG series or JEM to make this H/H instead of H/S/H? Also tuning this thing has been pretty tough what is the best way to block my bridge in order to tune it? I leave this in floating mode. Last question... I'm thinking about the Air Norton Neck and DSonic Bridge pickup selection (previously an EMG81/89 guy), how do you think this will sound? I play mostly rock and metal and love that John Petrucci sound.

Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 03:30 PM
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Re: Couple of Questions (RG1550M)

Well Petrucci has used both of those in his career so you should have no problem sounding like him. For the pickguard, check out the bay.
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Re: Couple of Questions (RG1550M)

Blocking the bridge sounds to tune is a bit of a crazy idea...Seems like it just not setup properly.
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Re: Couple of Questions (RG1550M)

Originally Posted by Viper-sfm View Post
Blocking the bridge sounds to tune is a bit of a crazy idea...Seems like it just not setup properly.
On my FR I put a spoon under the bridge to keep it level.

Also I have been debating the Air Norton and Liquid fire in the neck, and the X2n, Steve Special, or D-Sonic. The Liquid Fire sounds like its a clearer Air Norton but the bridge is the one I cant decide on. I play in standard tuning and love bright sounds that have a glassy tone. Think Vito Bratta.
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