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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Took some time off this weekend to make changes to my RG2550E - new smoked gray mirror pickguard, H-H pickup configuration, VLX91 super-switch and locking studs (which cost me an additional £11.50 in customs :/).

Current pickups are Evo neck and Breed bridge, but I'm still looking for an Evo bridge. At first the missing mid pickup looked a bit odd but I think I already like the new look. The two new pickup positions also sound great - neck parallel and inner coils.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

Sweet guitar! I used to have this guitar and it was excellent! I also have an Evo bridge for sale that hasn't been opened. Still sealed in its package! It's zebra colored though.
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

Love it

Id go for a Breed neck before an Evo bridge, but thats just me
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Love it

Id go for a Breed neck before an Evo bridge, but thats just me
ditto.

i actually would have gotten a tortiseshell guard for it. i dig a fender vibe and the GK color would be smkoing with it.
otherwise, it's a great looking axe.

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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

I haven't considered another neck pickup because I'm really happy with the Evo's tone, it's perfect for me. A Tone Zone was installed before this Breed bridge and I find the Breed is not as good for harmonics. Since the Evo neck has worked out really well, I'm a wee bit curious to try the Evo bridge to see how that spans out
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

I think it looks great, nice job and how does the neck parallel position sound then?
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

It's hard to describe other than it sounds brilliant, especially for clean guitar... it is strat'ish but with less quack. Does well on a dirty channel too, nice bluesy tone. Positions 2 and 4 (neck parallel & inner coils) are all I've been playing after adding the switch heh.
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

Great! I hope there are no copyrights, because I am now compelled to do the same : )

Where did you get the pickguard and the locking studs?
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

You can always revert to H-S-H if you ever decide to sell it.

Sweet axe!
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

Locking studs from Rich, pickguard from Jeannie pickguards USA and VLX91 switch from Cottam guitars. No copyrights here, all the best
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Sweet guitar! I used to have this guitar and it was excellent! I also have an Evo bridge for sale that hasn't been opened. Still sealed in its package! It's zebra colored though.
i was wondering why dont you have the guitar anymore?
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

Very nice guitar!

What difference is there in terms of sound compared to the original DiMarzios?
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So awesome!
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Very nice guitar!

What difference is there in terms of sound compared to the original DiMarzios?
The original DiMarzio/ibz pickups in the RG2550 weren't that bad at all compared to the V7/V8 humbuckers in my RG1570 which were pretty weak.

I'm currently on an Evo neck + Tone Zone and they clearly sound better than the stock pickups, more definition and harmonics.
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Re: Customized my RG2550E Galaxy Black...

Looks great!!!
Now all you need is a pickguard for H-S-S, and you'll have all your options covered
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