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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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My first Ibanez. :) - RG550DX Purple Neon. Phwoar!

Hey guys...

I've just bought my first Ibanez - the purple neon RG550 on Machinehead's website is MINE! :cheesy:

I'm sorry, but the combination of silly paintwork, mirror pickguard and maple for the neck was irresistable.

Can I call this my family, now?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 12:33 AM
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My first Ibanez. :)

Well congrad's bro...

Looks like you've started a family!

Just wait till you start getting G.A.S. on a regular basis :rotf:
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 04:00 AM
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My first Ibanez. :)

Sorry for what?
You should be happy! And you're WELCOME to the family!!
Enjoy your new babe and get fun!


ps: you're right: the colors combination is irresistible!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 08:24 AM
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My first Ibanez. :)

Very nice geetar!!
Did you go down to Machinehead to pick it up? I haven't been to the shop for a while but I remember it being one of the coolest guitar shops in the South East. Lots of tasty guitars and great service.

Enjoy and keep us posted of any pickup mods etc.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 09:23 AM
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yep definately a good purchase.. I was actually contemplating it myself *Hope you like those IBZ-USA pickups cos I think they're grrrrrrreat :biggrin:
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2001, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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My first Ibanez. :)

Well, after playing the guitar for about an hour non-stop I have decided:

The colour is incredible - it shifts like those newer Jacksons and ESPs from pinky-purple to blue. Very cool. The pickguard is a lovely pinky-purple colour, too... mmm. The headstock matches the body, too!

The neck is fabulous - this is the first RG neck I've actually liked; I've tried a few before, including that new 570 with the pearloid neck binding and didn't like it at all... This neck seems much narrower. And of course, as it is second hand, it comes with a broken-in neck for that oh-so-smooth feeling. There is a bit of wear on the maple board, but I'm not bothered about that; I'm not going to be selling it.

The Ibanez USA pickups are great, Jono. Definately. Much smoother than my Evo in my Pacifica and sweeter, too. The neck pickup has a nice mellow tone on it that the Hotrails in my Pacifica (understandably, mind) couldn't even conceive. Although the transfer was surprising - I was expecting more butch from the neck pickup for silly legato neck leads; I'll just have to get better.

The Lo-pro? Hmm... well. I was expecting an Edge on the guitar, actually (no, I didn't read the advert very well... :loco so it came as a pleasant surprise. Having never used a trem other than a 6-pointer before it was certainly novel to stick the arm in and not have it go out of tune. I still have no idea what to do with it, but I'm going to try that windmill thing Vai does on the G3 DVD... LOL! I'm not looking forward to changing strings, however.

Eurgh. Well. I would post pictures, but I don't have a digital camera or scanner so it will take a while...

I'm going to wear my fingers out now...

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2001, 04:01 PM
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My first Ibanez. :)

I love those guitars! congratulations, and welcome to the world of Ibanez.

You'll become as addicted to Ibanez as everyone else is!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2001, 09:38 PM
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My first Ibanez. :)

Nice one! *I just yesterday got my first Ibanez. *A nice 11 year old Rg760, beautiful!

* Joel
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2001, 10:21 PM
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My first Ibanez. :)

I have the same guitar, except mine came with V8/V7 pickups. I always get compliments on the color because like you said it seems to shift depending the light. I recently bought a teal version w/green mirror guard. I think there was a blue one from that era, too. Sweet!
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