!!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!! - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 31
Exclamation !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

Hey everyone, Im buying my first ever ibanez and RG and dont know which out of the many models to get. I want to play anything really and am willing to change the pups if needed. I got about $1200 so am looking at the RG2550e any advice will be appreciated, thanks.

Last edited by Neader; 10-14-2005 at 05:30 PM.
Neader is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 06:03 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: LR, AR
Posts: 1,982
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

find a used rg3120. $600-800 in the used range depending on condition and desirable mods. you can typically score an rgt3120/3020 for around $1000-1200 used. don't limit yourself to a new axe. especially if your going to turn around and mod it...on a budget.



rich
rty13ibz98 is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 31
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

Anyone else?
Neader is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 07:25 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,923
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

$1200 can get you a nice used J-Custom
buddroyce is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 04:47 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: W.A Australia
Posts: 540
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

rg 2550 is nice has a nice neck but would be better with different pickups, get a second hand one cheaper then re mod it all .

i re did mine and its sweet (just haveing a custom paint done now)
Bezial is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 05:55 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 587
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bezial
rg 2550 is nice has a nice neck but would be better with different pickups, get a second hand one cheaper then re mod it all .

i re did mine and its sweet (just haveing a custom paint done now)
Great! I would love to see it when it's done!

I'm personally saving up atm to buy a 2550...

I have a little question about it:

Does the sound clear up when you roll the volume down, just like on a jem?
I think it does, but i was looking at some wiring diagrams and the wiring is not the same for both guitars (correct me if wrong)...

Thanks
JoeJoe is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 06:11 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Posts: 2,445
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

$1200 can get you a nice used 7DBK.
And if you like fixed bridges, you can get a new PGM301.
King Knall is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 06:25 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: W.A Australia
Posts: 540
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

will post pics in 3 to 4 weeks when its back, wont look much like a prestige rg when its back thats for sure

sound clears up yes ,still a little wild with the breed tone zone combination, hey i love the rg had a 550 with a maple neck years ago and that was cool and i really play my rg more than my jem and any others now.
Bezial is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 07:23 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 587
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

Thanks for the info!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze_1
$1200 can get you a nice used 7DBK.
And if you like fixed bridges, you can get a new PGM301.
Not in holland you can... not so long ago a guy was selling his dbk for about €1500 thats about $1800... used 555's are going from about $1000.
The problem is, people are actually buying them for those prices...

and a new pgm is going for (cheapest i've seen it here) about $1400

So prices over here suck
JoeJoe is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 02:40 PM
m0p
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 187
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

In my opinion, you should buy a used 550/1550, and spend the left over money on a professional set up, new pickups, maybe a few stompboxes and save the rest for a new amp. But that's just my $0.02.
m0p is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 31
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

thanks guys i think i'll buy a 2550 but don't know what pickups i shud put in it. My influences are gilbert, vai, iron maiden and sabbath

Last edited by Neader; 10-15-2005 at 04:55 PM.
Neader is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 05:38 PM
m0p
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 187
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

Put a ToneZone in the bridge and an AirNorton in the neck, don't know about the center p/up.
m0p is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 12:34 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: W.A Australia
Posts: 540
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

blue velvet

as for the others i run a breed neck and tonezone bridge and i can get a pretty mean vai sound.
Bezial is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 02:48 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,469
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

If you're going to go with an RG2550 then I'd go with a Tone Zone/Blue Velvet/Air Norton combo as well. Of course, if you're looking for a prestige fixed bridge then you have just enough money to buy you one of the new RGAs (get the RGA121 and save a few bucks or go broke with an RGA321). Personally, I'd go with the RGA121 and change the pickups to a Tone Zone/Air Norton combo.
lyconxero is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 02:58 AM
m0p
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 187
Re: !!! Need Help on my first ibanez Rg !!!

^ If he is getting a 2550, he obviously wants a trem
m0p is offline  
Reply

Tags
air norton , air norton combo , fixed bridge , iron maiden , maple neck , tone zone , wiring diagram , zone bridge

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome