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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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new member/new guitar MIJ 94 RG550 LTD

Hello. I just picked up a MIJ 1994 RG550 Blk. Glad I found this site. Had an Ibanez RG back in 90. I picked up one of the AR200 artist a few years back upgraded the pickups to a duncan jazz neck and a Jb in the bridge. Amazing what good pickups can do for the right cut of wood. I love it. Wanted a total shredder so I researched and found this very cheaply priced jewel on line. I am excited. The neck is like new and outside of a few minor dings this guitar loks like it did a lot of case time. No buckle rash either. I do have issues though.

-The Hums are moving up and down on the screws. They dont come off just move up and down.

- The tremolo angle adjustment screws seem to be at an obscenley uneven depth of inserstion to get the angle right ( maybe?)

- Neck looks straight but messed with the trem slightly last night to get rid of the slight buzzing on the low E and A strings.

-The guitar's body is in such good shape that the few tiny dings actually bug me. I'ts black so I'm hoping to post to find someone hear that can provide info on making them disappear as best as possible.

- Been spending some time looking into pickups and I'm thinking I would like air norton neck-area 61 middle-evo 2 bridge. Still much research to do with compatability with each other and tone. I do want to move fast with this though as I'm seething at the bit here.

These things I will probably address in individual posts. But I guess if it's not frowned upon please feel free to comment on this thread or let me know that members like individual threads. I think after 25 years I may finally be an Ibanez guy after all. I LOVE the feel and playability. I think the RG will compliment the mahogoney set neck artist very well and provide a completley different look,feel and tone in the end which is what I was aiming for. Kinda cool to get that with one maker. I am contemplating buying the pickups and having a pro set it up as I have no experience tinkering with floaters and want to shred this guitar so bad quickly.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Re: new member/new guitar MIJ 94 RG550 LTD

Welcome!! Congratz on the guitar. Your's is the one with the Sharktooth inlays right? I'm sure a setup will sort out all of the minor problems you listed. We'd love to see pics of the guitar as well.
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Hey welcome. You should check out http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm. I've found the information there very helpful when setting up/tweaking my guitars.
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Re: new member/new guitar MIJ 94 RG550 LTD

what? no pictures?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: new member/new guitar MIJ 94 RG550 LTD

Here is a quick pic. Not the greatest.
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Re: new member/new guitar MIJ 94 RG550 LTD

That pic is waaay too small to show the beauty of that axe. Could you post a bigger pic, please??
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Re: new member/new guitar MIJ 94 RG550 LTD

I have not seen an RG 550 with sharktooth inlays before. Did they come like that from the factory or is it a different neck? Nice Score either way! Rock on.
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Re: new member/new guitar MIJ 94 RG550 LTD

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I have not seen an RG 550 with sharktooth inlays before. Did they come like that from the factory or is it a different neck? Nice Score either way! Rock on.
As the thread title says... it's an RG550 LTD which along with the RG670DX and RG570CT were introduced back in the 90's to sort of try to half fill part of the void left when the RG700 series dissappeared.
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Congrats. I bet you are going to love the neck. I bought a RG270 in March and I decided to upgrade It. I purchased a RG550LTD neck just like the one you have and It has made my guitar 1000% better. I like the feel of the Wizard neck so much I will never use any other neck again. The sharktooth are a nice touch too.
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Nice guitar, welcome!
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