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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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My RG550

Welllllll...Its been a good couple of days at the Mustaine-who? house!

First...I picked up a 1990 RG550 from a guy over on Rig-talk. Got it failry cheaply, as it was all un-wired. Since I knew I'd be re-wiring it anyways...I went for it. Its a player, and properly "relic'd". Still needs fret leveling and intonation set-up, but I set the action and neck relief and it kills!! Soooo...Happy New Belated Guitar Day!



The original blue mirror Pick-guard looked like poo, so I went to e-fail and bought a gorgeous white perloid pick-guard with tree-of-life engraving with matching truss rod cover. Soooo...Happy New Pick-Guard Day!




I knew I wanted something modern for pick-ups, so I went with a Dimarzio Crunch Lab in the bridge. Love it! Its everything the SD Full Shred should be. Thicker...nicer top end...fuller mids. I stuck a SD Distortion neck model in the neck, but I'm not too crazy about it. I'm gonna replace it with either a SD Full Shred bridge or a Dimarzio Liquifire. Soooo...Happy New PuPs day!


And then yesterday...I was scanning CL for deals, and ran across a Mesa slant 4x12 w/V30s for $450. I had picked up one about 6 weeks ago for $400, but had to sell it to pay a few bills. Notice my VHT FB cab as well. Sooo...Happy New Cab Day!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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congrats and happy new gear days
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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happy new guitar pickup pickguard truss rod cover speaker cab day!
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:42 PM
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I really like the white against the blue!



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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 03:24 AM
 
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I've been looking for one of those pickguards with the tree of life on eby but they dont appear anymore on the site..there used to be various sellers offering this kind of pickguards but it seems they discontinued them..and this is the only pic I find in google

I wanted to install one chromed with the tree of life I saw on ebay like 1 year ago,Could anyone help me find a site where the still do this kind of chrome pickguards?
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 03:36 AM
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They still pop up from time-to-time. Just keep watching. Jeannie Custom Pickguards is the eBay seller--you might want to contact them--I believe they're on Jemsite, too.



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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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I bought one of those pickguards off ebay as well and is on one of my 550's. It looks really nice! One thing to point out though if you have an older 550's like an 89, you may need to mod it a bit. I had to scrap down the cutout around the tremolo as it was actually hitting the tremolo. Not a big deal in my opinion, but just a note to put out there. Really nice guitar by the way Whats with the rubber bands on the nuts though?There should be a 550 picture thread out there. Maybe i'll start one.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Thats a great deal on the Mesa cab! how much did you pay for the 550?
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 06:21 PM
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Whats with the rubber bands on the nuts though?
Mama keeps rubber bands on my nuts, too--to keep me from straying. That's what they're there for--keeps them in place...



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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 01:17 AM
 
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They still pop up from time-to-time. Just keep watching. Jeannie Custom Pickguards is the eBay seller--you might want to contact them--I believe they're on Jemsite, too.
thanks..I hope I can find one
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thanks..I hope I can find one
You could probably contact him, and he would build one.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 03:25 AM
 
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I find it!! I will post a pic as soon as I got the first 10 posts xD
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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beautiful guitar!
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 03:22 AM
 
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Ok guys I find it..this will go on my RG
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 11:39 AM
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See the new vendor at the top of the page--Pickguard Paradise? That's who has them, they just go by Tommyplays on eBay--that's who sells them. Go look at their website and you'll see them. You can order on in a variety of colors and finishes:





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