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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD!!! 98 RG550 in DY!!

Hey guys!! Just wanted to show my newest acquisition. This is just like the one I got rid of a few years ago. I have regreatted it ever since. It is beautiful, plays awesome and gives me some different tonal options. A couple of little dings here are there but the guitar is in great condition and already setup pretty good. I am going to change strings and do my usual cleaning tonight and will take more pics. I love these RG's with the AANJ and Edge trems.


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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Re: NGD!!! 98 RG550 in DY!!

Such a cool guitar that. Looks to be in great shape. Congratz on an excellent purchase!!
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Awesome Jeff!!!!! I thinks it's great that you found another one. That's gotta look great next to your BMC too!!!

Are you gonna do Phantoms magnet swap on the V's?? If you are....do it now while she's apart!!!!

Killer score man, congratulations!!!!!

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Great score, I love desert sun yellow. Sadly I traded my Rg550 DY but some day.....
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Lucky guy! Looks great.
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Awesome. Yellow is the best colour.
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Awesome, love this colour!
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Since someone asked.....

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Looks great, and the fingerboard appears to be in good condition, too.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looks great, and the fingerboard appears to be in good condition, too.
Thanks!!

I went to clean it last night and was going to clean the fretboard and decided it was not necessary. Its really clean.

All I am going to do is change strings, change out some of the pickguard screws, change the 5-way switch and take a look at the changing the input jack because it does not snap in real well tight. General maint stuff.
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Since someone asked.....

Hell yeah man!!! You should get a professional shot of them together......that would be a helluva cool desktop!!!!!
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Love that BMC.....
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD!!! 98 RG550 in DY!!

Thought I would update on this guitar after putting some good time into her playing.

It is awesome and either my tones have changed or my ears have changed because I am absolutely loving the tones from the maple board. Aggressive but not overly trebly and that is with the stock V7,V8 pickups.

Thought about throwing the Air Norton I have into her this weekend and had thought about putting a Screamin Demon in when money allows but now I'm not sure about the Demon. May look into the magnet swap instead since I have never tried it or heard the results.

The previous owner had it tuned Eflat and had 10's on it. Had to make some adjustments, have not decided if I want my tech to set it up or not. It is incredibly easy to play.

Love having something a bit more aggressive than the Herc.
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Definitely try the magnet swap. It's very surprising how much better it all sounds.
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD!!! 98 RG550 in DY!!

Well, that was easy. Changed the V7 magnet with the V8 magnet.

The neck certainly sounds better but I am not sure on the V8. It took an already bright guitar and made it brighter I think. Just playing through some of my presets. May have to re-eq some of them. It has more clarity rhythm wise but leads are a little brighter.

A real easy mod though and really does change pickups.
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