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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Which one to choose?

Which one should i choose between a RG550 laser blue 1990 maple fretboard with upraded pickups usa ibanez 2 in great condition or a RG570 1997 like new with stock cheap pickup v8 v7 pickup the rg570 has a better neck in your opinion? thanks a lot
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Re: Which one to choose?

The neck on the 570 is not better by design/quality. many people prefer the "super wizard" that's on it because of the thinner profile and the bubinga "skunk stripe".

I would take the 550 myself because of all the guitars I've had/have, I've never had a 550. If the condition of the guitars are equal, then you should choose the one you like the looks of best. The v7-v8 pups are no slouches. They kick butt if you switch the magnet in them (v7 magnet to v-8/ v8 magnet to v7). We call it the "Phantom MOD" in honor of our own LonePhantom who discovered it.
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Re: Which one to choose?

Thanks for the magnet trick awesome.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Re: Which one to choose?

I like maple fretboards when I can get them.
Go for the RG550!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Re: Which one to choose?

I'm going with the RG550 too...I just bought a black 1990 RG550 earlier this year off CL and it has become my favorite player - it just plays and sounds so nice...and I have some nice guitars (RG PRestige, Jem7vwh, custom Strat). I really love the maple neck on the 550 - it really is a great guitar...get the 550 man!
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Re: Which one to choose?

Are you looking at them online or do you have them locally and you can try them out?

If local, play them both and buy the one you like more.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Which one to choose?

It s online unfortunately,, i think both neck are 17mm at first fret.
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