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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all I have been going back & forth between 2 models . I currently own a S470DX in trans lavander. I love the ZR bridge & have considered the S series Prestige but I have been leaning towards the RG2550E anybody here own either & would you mind giving opinions & the Pros & cons for both. I've never used the Pro Edge bridge I tried 1 out today on a Prestige RG model, I'm really in love with the ZR . The RG has everything I'm looking for except the ZR bridge . The S series Prestige is nice has alot of bells & whistles so to speak but it also has a Wizard II neck wich I'm not 100% happy with , the reason I'm returning my S470. Thanks for any info & opinions . I'm moving into a much different realm of playing & I'm sure Ibanez has what I'm looking for so any help here is appreciated.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 11:17 PM
 
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Re: Opinions on the RG2550E

I guess mentioning what realm the playing is would help.

Had or have both, would stay with the S any old time, warmer sounding, more versatile, nicer looking, more comfortable, better trem.

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 03:32 AM
 
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Re: Opinions on the RG2550E

Tough one this, might just come down to personal preference; your right though the ZR is a damn good bridge, but the edge isnt bad either. You could order it off Rich and get the locking sud mod and an amazing set-up.
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At the risk of sounding like a snob, the Japanese build quality alone would settle it for me. There is a very pretty S with a ZR bridge sitting in a local shop, and the ZR has to be at least 2 or 3 degrees out of alignment to the strings - unforgiveable!
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Opinions on the RG2550E

Hey thanks for the input . I'll break it down for me the S has the ZR trem , comfortable body as well but the RG has the neck I want & I could just throw some Evos in there. My thing with the RG is I'm not familiar with the edge bridge & just don't know how it will hold up? I'm almost 100% I'm gonna go with the RG 2550 The bridge can be tweaked the neck is what it is , & the over all feel of the Wizard prestige neck to me is better than the S prestige neck. Thanks again for your input. I'll hopefully won't get made to much fun of on this LoL , but I have been an avid jackson player for about 10 years now, & I'm finding myself more needing an Ibanez for what I want to do musically. As for the realm of style , I'm moving away from metal a bit & getting more & more into players like Vai, & devin townsend, & Mcalpine.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well I ordered my RG 2550 today should be here hopefully in a week.
Thanks everyone for your help.
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Congratz on the purchase, the 2550 will always remain as one of my favourite guitar but I'm just too broke to buy it, anyway post pic when you got it
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If your not happy with the edge, try the locking stud mod. You can find info about it in the tech section of www.ibanezrules.com
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Sabre Thanks a Million that was alot of info on the Edge Pro I didn't know & would have never found. Man I love this site! Now I'm really stoked to get this guitar, & with the set of Evos I'm gonna install in it , it should smoke. Got an Evo 2 for the brg an Evo single & Evo 1 for the neck.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 12:42 PM
 
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Comment about the looks, you cant really be satisfied looking from sites, just like the RG1570, they look so much better in person. And also another thing about the GK finish, i've heard frm Ibanez forum that 1 guy actually sit this guitar under black light and it looks awesome (dunno how far the truth goes), you should try that too .

As for the stock pickups, some say the IBZ/Dimarzio suck more than the Vs, personally i think its total preference, gotta change it sooner or later too. And there's this comment from ishibashi that the smoked brown mirror guard is specially designed to get the fullness of the tone and sound.
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Sabre Thanks a Million that was alot of info on the Edge Pro I didn't know & would have never found. Man I love this site! Now I'm really stoked to get this guitar, & with the set of Evos I'm gonna install in it , it should smoke. Got an Evo 2 for the brg an Evo single & Evo 1 for the neck.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 05:09 PM
 
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GC by me had a REALLY good sounding RG2570 that even the most jaded Les Paul loving sales person there admitted that it played great and sounded as good a great Les Paul

I'd go 2550E if it's the right one... I had a 2550EX before and liked it.
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Comment about the looks, you cant really be satisfied looking from sites, just like the RG1570, they look so much better in person. And also another thing about the GK finish, i've heard frm Ibanez forum that 1 guy actually sit this guitar under black light and it looks awesome (dunno how far the truth goes), you should try that too .
LOL that statement just made me try that on my RG1570 too. Unfortunately... that beautiful finish flakes didn't glow under UV, unlike those in our malaysian bank notes.
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LOL that statement just made me try that on my RG1570 too. Unfortunately... that beautiful finish flakes didn't glow under UV, unlike those in our malaysian bank notes.
Haha, if you got nothing to do, try briging your guitar with the case to Midvalley or something, go inside the bowling alley and have a look at your guitar, see if its glowing in a different kinda way.
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Opinions on the RG2550E

HaHaa I bartend at a strip club I'll take it to work 1 night theres all kinds of lighting there to mess with. LoL
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