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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM-a-like: Evolution pickups + RG 2550 or RG 1570?

So, I'm a Vai fan (big surprise on a site like this, right?), and I'm considering making my poor man's JEM-a-like. I really like the specs on the RG Prestige series, but I'm not sure which one to get.

Is there really much difference between the 2550 and the 1570? I plan to put Evolution pups into whichever one I buy, btw, so count the stock pickups in either out of the equation when making your evaluations, please.

Much obliged to ya'll,
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Re: JEM-a-like: Evolution pickups + RG 2550 or RG 1570?

I have the 2550 (2006 wich no binding and small dot on fret board). I love it its a great guitar. Plays/sounds amazing. I would imagine the 1570 is pretty close, same woods same bridge ect... The 2550 the electronics are mounted to the pickguard and the 1570 has no pickguard. I guess you have to decide wich color'finish you really want. With Evo's they will pretty much sound the same. unless you like the new shark tooth inlay on the 2550 try and find a 2006 model, or get the 1570. Either choise, you wont regret it!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JEM-a-like: Evolution pickups + RG 2550 or RG 1570?

Thanks, helped a lot. I think I'll go with the 1570 then and use the extra money on pedals/amp.

Appearance wise I definitely prefer it over the 2550, even if it does lack a pickguard. Could I install one easily later? Are the proportions of the 1570 such that I could slap on a JEM pickguard at some point with minimum work?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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Re: JEM-a-like: Evolution pickups + RG 2550 or RG 1570?

Yes you could add a pickguard later. Look on top of this page, there is banner add for Pickguard Paradise, they have many nice looking pickguards.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 07:39 PM
 
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Re: JEM-a-like: Evolution pickups + RG 2550 or RG 1570?

Serotonin - regarding pickguard paraside, I noticed your in UK too, I just recieved my pickguard from them last week, so if your hesitant about ordering from America, no need to be plus any queries email response with them is fast. I changed my 350 pickgaurd there's a thread on here on page 1 called 'changing my rg350 pickguard' or something. i posted pics too.

cost 75 dollars. so be about 35-40 quid (havent checked bank yet).
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