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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Beater RG550

I got this from Evil Bay UK today, helluva cracked neck and quite a bit of fret wear but it was cheap: £130. I'll bet some other UK members from the forum were watching it too...

The guitar is so dirty, it looks like it's never been cleaned in it's life but it has obviously been well played. Underneath the dirt it appears to be in excellent condition (minus the cracked neck), it has the original pickups and underneath the pickguard has never been touched...you wont believe this one: No wear at all on the knife edges

I need to get some spare parts for it, trem cover, top locking nut and a few screws etc... nothing major. I'm going to try and glue up the neck, I had an RG550 with a slightly smaller crack and glued it no problem. I tried Titebond with a neck I fixed recently and it was too brittle, I could hear it cracking under tension, this time I'll use plain old PVA-based wood glue for a little bit of flexibility.

Anyhow, sorry for the long post. Pics here:

http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/...0,0,0&format=0

I forgot to add, I'll probably get some pink PAF Pro's for it if the neck holds up
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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Re: NGD: Beater RG550

I was watching that, totally forgot about it. Damn!

Great find, dude, enjoy that.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Re: NGD: Beater RG550

Great price - Doesnt Ibanez offer some sort of repair for the neck issue?
Love the black on black - it is in better hands now, Rock on bro.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Re: NGD: Beater RG550

Score!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: Beater RG550

I forgot how ridiculously thin Wizard necks are...The Wizard II on my new RG465 feels much thicker.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Re: NGD: Beater RG550

buy it!!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Re: NGD: Beater RG550

Congratz! I scored one also a few weeks back for 220$canadian (including a beat up case).

Nice guitar. Love the neck PU but not sure yet on the bridge one. Neck is so thin on these.

Here is mine: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/my...0m-104074.html
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: Beater RG550

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Congratz! I scored one also a few weeks back for 220$canadian (including a beat up case).

Nice guitar. Love the neck PU but not sure yet on the bridge one. Neck is so thin on these.

Here is mine: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/my...0m-104074.html
Damn, yours is in much better condition than mine.
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