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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

(Spoken in the voice of John Cleese)

We here at Ibanez Rescue Institute have taken on to us to rescue Ibanez guitars in great peril. The guitars are identified and looked up with against list of endangered and then a plan is concocted to distract its captor long enough to retrieve the Ibanez. In the past old boots where used to the head of the captor but found out via pummeling’s it was best to use green backs, a glint of gold.



Today we have a 1990’s RG550.
This downtrodden Ibanez was once white and was sent to some alley mad doctor to remove it of its outer coating and its voice changed to keep its relatives from believing any story this Ibanez would tell and discrediting any kind of statements made against said captor.

Agent HDS, who should be in an institute and not working for one, has been assigned to this case given location, history of restore and willingness to toss himself into vats of banana pudding. HDS is in need of a maple fret board to test his newest maple cleaning technique which has use of a “in the wild” dirty fret board. Recent HDS tests have shown OMG results to the point it removed even the color given by Mother Nature, makeing albino maple ready for color staining, in which he will write a tutorial for the consortium known as Jemsite.

Update on Agent HDS's assignment will be made tonight.

Now time to boil the cat.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

So you`re gonna fix the guitar after you make chinese food ? i am confused here!
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

No no.. Going to make the guitar into Chinese food!

Im picking up the guitar tonight.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Nice. I actually like the natural finish on her. I found a 550 locally that has a nice burgundy brown paint, it looks very classy. I am sure it`s factory. It`s just when i think 550, i think bright yellow, road flare red or black. White seems okay too, but i am digging this one. and honestly, with the huge amount of these scattered around the world, i don`t think it`s that big a deal to have it modified. Anyways, i am planning on putting some dimarzios in my DY when it gets home .

Btw how do these compare to the jem 777 ? Are they pratically identical ? If so, this guitar will make a great stage substitute for the jem, seeing as i`d ve torn to pieces if anything happened to her
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

the picture is awfully tiny, but yeah, i think you should leave the finish as is, seems more unique than the typical rg550. the fretboard is so small in the pic that i can't discern any discoloration.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

Thats the only photo I have of it. Once I pick her up I will post full shots.
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

Open a window dude. The fumes are getting to ya.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

Well I have her and shes in sad shape. The body was sanded with with a palm sander by a 8 year old it seems, leaving round sanding marks every where on the back digging in alot of places. Edges rounded by the sander, cut-ins you name it.





A good old boy had her and true to the way of the south....DUCK TAPE!


Looks like someone also painted her green before the sloppy stain/shalack job.


Paid $200 for her with Org case. The Edge is in good shape (shocked) as well as the neck but looks like a fret job is going to be needed. One White PAF Pro and A Humbucker from Hell. All in all for parts it wasnt bad but the body is sad. So do I try to restore the body or..... Do something really radical to it!

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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

Swirl...
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 01:13 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

i kinda like the natural look, its very original, and classy!
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

I wouldnt mind the natuarl ala RB but they did a piss poor job so I have to strip it.
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

Strip it, then fix the issues on the body, and then try going back to a nice natural look. It is basswood, so you'll have to stain/paint it darker to make it nice.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

Well I found away to remove stain, almost any stain from light wood. I turned a rosewood board white in some spots by mistake working some stuff im testing (and no it isnt Clorox Bleach).

I was think about maybe a Egyp art work guitar..hmm
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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You should do something like this to 'er:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showth...t=latest+build
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Re: Ibanez Rescue Institute: RG550

I like that finish!!! nice guitar!!!

put white pickups on it!
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