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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-24-2002, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I Have some questions... please answer

What is the diffrence between The RG 570 to the 550 ??
and for what is the EX...?

I will probably buy the RG 570 from music123.com, the RM Color costs 399.99$ !!!

What do you think ?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-24-2002, 12:13 PM
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The RG550 and RG570 differ only slightly, the hardware is the same, the pickups are the same and so on. The two big differences are the fingerboard woods, rosewood on the 570 and maple on the 550 and the ways in which the pickups are mounted. The 550 has the pickups mounted on a scratchplate like a Strat and the 570 has them mounted from the front with the humbuckers in mounting rings like on a Les Paul.

The EX versions of the guitars are basically just cosmetically enhanced versions with the 550 gaining a colour matched pickguard and a rosewood fingerboard, the 570 gains fancier sharktooth inlays and both guitars get different (metallic) paintjobs, and colour matched headstocks as well.
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The ex series are notorious for sucking as well guys
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-24-2002, 02:18 PM
 
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I believe he was referring to the RG550EX designation, not the EX series.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-24-2002, 07:33 PM
 
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The 570ex also has a lo-pro.
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It's been a while since I've seen either of the EXs for real, so yes they probably do have the lo-pro The Ibanez site doesn't state that they do in the specs, but the picture of the guitar looks like it does!!!

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/guitar...s/rg570ex.html
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Thats definitely an edge you can tell by the shape of the vibrato bar
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I own a 570ex.It is a lo-pro.I think the 550ex had an edge.
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By the way,570's are very nice guitars but checkout the 520(on clearance).Mahogony body w/570 neck.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-25-2002, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks alot for your replies...
What do you think about the price at "music 123 dot com" it's for only 399.99$ !

excuse me for my ignorance ... but what's the diffrent between the fingerboard woods?

and a last one.. what is the diffrence between the bridges ?

thanks.
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Since '02, both the 550 and 570 have the original edge. At least in europe.

In '01, both had the lo pro, except the 550BK.

Catalogues rule!!
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-25-2002, 06:23 AM
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Just want to chime in about the price.

$400 is a great price for a guitar that's made in Japan, has the best floating tremolo on the market, the All Access Neck Joint and very decent jeneric pickups (V7, V1 and V8 ).

You can't go wrong with that price and there's nothing better on the market at even twice the price (I'm talking about brand new guitars here ).

Go for it.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2002, 11:06 PM
 
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i just saw that on music123, thats is an awsaome price! i'm definatly getting that. i went crazy when i saw that. and i like that color too, it adds a better look than black would, adds more of a 3d look. this is crazy...
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2002, 11:07 PM
 
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why did it star "music 123 dot com" (took that from previous reply cuase it seemed to work
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