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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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My New RG2550!! PIC HEAVY

I finally found the perfect deal. After 9 months of searching, forum browsing, and tons of research, I found the right guitar for me. I had been playing this guitar at a local music store's consignment shop for about a month and I'd have to say it grew on me. This guitar was supposed to be "used" but it was literally untouched. I don't think the strings had ever been changed from the factory, and there was not one single nick or ding on the entire guitar. Absolutely no wear on the cosmo-bridge and the fine tuners were completely scratch free. I can only assume the person bought the guitar, didn't like it, and decided to sell it and kept her in the closet meanwhile. Changing the strings at home, I put more wear and tear on the guitar than it already had on it. The guitar was listed at $599 in the store, I asked the shop to contact the seller and ask if he would sell it for $500, he obliged. So, for 1/2 the price of a brand new Ibanez rg2550, I got, a brand new Ibanez rg2550... here are some pics!






In review. Awesome guitar, for $500 with the case and all case candy, complete with new case smell. I am going to change the pickups and I am unsure if I want to keep the middle single. I haven't owned a guitar with a middle single for a while and it gets in the way a little. I am also considering changing the pickguard to a pearl white one! Originally I did not like the color of this stock pickguard, but it sure is groing on me after getting her home... by the way, I have a new favorite bridge, the EDGE PRO!! It's nice not to have to clip the ball end's of the strings for once.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 12:07 AM
 
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great score
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 12:41 AM
 
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amazing all that time finally paid off
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 02:34 AM
 
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you got a smokin' deal.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Really cool when the pictures were taken near the body
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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A new Prestige RG for $500!? You can't beat that for value for money....many congrats!!!!!
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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beautiful guitar, truely
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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gratz
I had the same guitar and I loved it, sold because I needed money for J-Custom, but still can't forget about my RG2550
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks guys she's playin good! im probably going to put 9's back on her, the 10's i slapped on are a little heavy for this guitar
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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Wow. Awesome deal. Great score!
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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hot damn, thats a helluva deal! Nice score dude!
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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WOW! That is an insane deal. I just bought one of those and paid 1200$CAD cash..... You got quite the deal there. Yours is pretty much in as good condition as mine, and mine was new! Unbelievable....
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 02:30 PM
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Looks awesome !! It may be the pics but the neck pup looks very close to the strings, maybe too close, I'd drop it 1mm or so ? I'd double check the intonation too. The middle single coil used to bother me, but you can lower it easily, and the clean sounds on positions 2 and 4 are lovely. Before you junk the bridge pup, try adjusting the pole pieces nearer the strings, gives it a lot more oomph !
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Wait! You got screwed! I see some pick scratches.... Just kidding man you should be arrested for stealing that!
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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nice deal case looks like a nice fit aswell
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