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.