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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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My RG550/JEM bitsa...

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Wow! The neck!!! where'd you find that? excellent score
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

Bought it last week via a guitar forum. The guy had this and an old R550 in blue, I opted for this because of the neck.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Wow! That's really cool. I would actually live it as is definitely. Love the jem neck on there. I would swap out the duncan design neck humbucker though.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

I've got a set of BK Miracleman HBs in a Les Paul. I may transplant them into this one someday...
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

That one is screaming "unique fixer upper opportunity"

Swirl body from Out of this Swirled and away you go
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

I was thinking that myself...
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

cool guitar !
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

Awesome! Looks like a good opportunity for a repaint on the body.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

Maybe just repaint the body DY? That would look pretty cool imho.

Rock on!
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

I got a few quotes for a swirl and am just working out how and what to do for the finish. I'm in no rush to get the refinish job done.

Checking out HBs at the moment and will probably do those first.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

Think I'll leave the paint job for now, I might change pups this weekend though...
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 06:34 AM
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

DY respray and the pink dimarzios you will have a jem like without the stupid monkey grip giant tone sucking hole!
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 12:36 AM
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

kool guitar bro,im loving it you got lucky..rock on,but do dump the duncan...
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 01:36 AM
 
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Re: My RG550/JEM bitsa...

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DY respray and the pink dimarzios you will have a jem like without the stupid monkey grip giant tone sucking hole!
finally someone else who agrees!!! i dont think it looks aweful but id imagine its not the best for your tone

and beautiful guitar dude!!!!!!
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