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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just got my new prestige...

It's an RG2550egk, it's awesome except for one thing.... whenever I switch to the middle pickup position I get this annoying buzz. on the 1st and 5th position there's no noise on the 2nd and 4th there's a little noise, on the 3rd it's just annoying... this happens even when my amp's volume is not set out loud at all. Could it be a bad pickup? It's pretty disappointing... it only happens on the middle pickup tho, so anything I can do to fix this?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 05:12 AM
 
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Re: Just got my new prestige...

It's not a bad pickup. Regular single coils tend to buzz, A LOT. This I believe, could be remedied by shielding your guitar (or something like that). Or, you could always get a hum-cancelling single-coil.

Oh, and congrats on the 2550!
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just got my new prestige...

Thanks! I love it but was put off a little by the noise in the middle position... guess I expected everything to be perfect with this guitar... It's my first expensive guitar Anyway, so what I'm experiencing is normal for all single coils? Dunno if I'm quite ready to do any tinkering with this guitar... hehehe too scary right now
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 05:50 AM
 
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Yup, another way is to have a Noise Gate or something like that. The drawbacks are that you tend to lose tone and sustain.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 06:09 AM
 
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congratz!!!
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just got my new prestige...

Thanks guys!

Just got some pics of my new axe... after this I'll be playing it again for the next 12 hrs well maybe till I get sleepy.

Anyway here are the pics...








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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 09:21 AM
 
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nice, always liked the *550 better than some jems
can't wait to see the new finish for 06! keep my fingers crossed.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 09:27 AM
 
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hey! nice guitar i just got my rg3120 a week ago and its my first ibanez guitar, but definitely not my last. enjoy the wizard neck and the pickups ; they sound great to me!
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 08:34 PM
 
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That looks sweet.Congrats.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 06:13 AM
 
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Re: Just got my new prestige...

Congrats dude! It will sound much better if you'll replace the half breed Dimarzio/Ibz pickups with Dimarzios or Seymour. Here's my RG2550EGK now (PAF Pro neck, Screaming Demon bridge)



and my RG1527 i got three weeks ago

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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 06:24 AM
 
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Re: Just got my new prestige...

Niece

What is the differance between a prestige and a j-custom?
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 06:41 AM
 
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Re: Just got my new prestige...

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Thanks guys!

Just got some pics of my new axe... after this I'll be playing it again for the next 12 hrs well maybe till I get sleepy.

Anyway here are the pics...







Looks tasty!
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 11:06 AM
 
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Re: Just got my new prestige...

Nice and congrats!

I have had mine for a couple months now and have to say, this is a kick ass guitar.
I replaced the bridge PU with a Dimebucker.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 11:54 AM
 
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Nice guitar, congrats. ;-)
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 07:45 PM
 
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congratz!!
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