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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-17-2003, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RG550LTD Limited Edition

hi there
I have a 1995 RG550LTD Purple Neon with original setup.
Super wizard neck, ibanez pickups, Lo-pro edge, sharktooth, mirror on the body, ...
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http://photos.yahoo.com/maurozap

Is here anyone that own the same model? What do you think about it?

thanks
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-17-2003, 02:11 PM
 
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Hey man,

I got a very similar rg550 - it is just the normal rg550 model though.

Exactly the same paintwork and everything. The only thing that is different is the maple fretboard and Edge trem.

check out these links for pics and you will see what i mean:

http://www.geocities.com/flavauk1/gary1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/flavauk1/gary5.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/flavauk1/gary3.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/flavauk1/gary2.jpg

But getting to your question - i think it is great - plays like a dream.
Yours is probably better with the Lo-Pro however.

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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-17-2003, 02:13 PM
 
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oh yea almost forgot....

yours also has a AANJ.....mine doesnt.
yours also has a mirrored scratchplate......mine doesnt
yours has chark fins ..... mine doesnt

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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-18-2003, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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ciao the.godfather

yes, it looks similar in your pictures.
I found the AANJ very useful and the lo-pro is not bad, but I hate it when it is time to bend strings!
The 550LTD is almost nowere, you cannot find it and it is bad since it is the closest RG to the JEM version or at least the JEM7BK.
I have never seen other RGs, in the italian market, with the lo-pro but always with the edge. Market strategy?
Also the design of the keyboard is different and thinner comparing to the others RGs and JEMs.
I do not know how many guitars have been produced in this limited version.

m
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 02:17 AM
 
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Originally Posted by maurozap


Also the design of the keyboard is different and thinner comparing to the others RGs and JEMs.
I do not know how many guitars have been produced in this limited version.

m
The neck is a wizard neck used on the standard RG550 as well as the RG550LTD. It is, I think, the thinnest neck out there, and with the binding I'll bet it feels good!!! That is one purty axe man!!!
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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-20-2003, 09:29 AM
 
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Actually, I think that's a Super Wizard on the 550LTD. Could be wrong though...

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It's a super wizard too i guess...
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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-24-2003, 09:08 AM
 
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Aaaaah, there's one EXACTLY the same at a music store nearby, except the previous owner replaced the bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan and installed a mini toggle switch on the lower bout. Inconsiderate buggers didn't even think to put it in the pickguard.
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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-27-2003, 08:43 AM
 
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I think I once saw Petrucci play one that looked like that....not sure
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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-27-2003, 12:29 PM
 
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i'm trying to find one like the blue one you have. that or the one in the same color with the maple fretboard and dot inlays. its going to be a pain to find
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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-27-2003, 07:48 PM
 
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Actually, I think that's a Super Wizard on the 550LTD. Could be wrong though...

~d~
here is a link to the catalogue in maurozaps pictures which is large enough to read and you will find that it is an AANJ wizard neck, 17mm- 20mm.
http://www.jemsite.com/dl/ibzcat/rg_94_xxx.jpg Did my research, did not even attempt to guess.
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i'm trying to find one like the blue one you have. that or the one in the same color with the maple fretboard and dot inlays. its going to be a pain to find
wow, at a closer look, there is no blue one. i'm so damn color blind...
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-28-2003, 11:17 AM
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I found a '98 one of these is silver for $350. It is pretty good shape. Only one chip and buckle marrings in the back. Is this a pretty good deal. I would have bought it had he come down to $300. What do you guys think?
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post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-12-2003, 06:46 PM
 
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Hi,
I have one of those RG550 LTDs. It's black with the mirror pickguard, and has the AANJ. I think it's awesome. It' heavier than most RGs I've played, and it sounds great. I put a Duncan Custom in the bridge and it rocks! I had to replace the Lo-pro edge because I wanted to put a Drop D-tuner gadget on it, so I put an original Floyd Rose on it. It's a great guitar. If anyone has one for sale, or knows of any for sale, let me know. I would like to get another. I really like the neck(mine has the shark fin inlays).
Thanks,

John
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post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 08:44 AM
 
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I own one too, I have the violet one. Changed both humbuckers to EMG's, still no single coil yet. Selling it to finance a backup 7 string guitar
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