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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Q's on the RG2550E

Just a couple of small questions on the 2550E, seeing as I might be purchasing one soon:

*What's the difference between the 2006 model and the ones made before this? Is it the 5-piece neck?

*Are all Prestige RG's made in Japan?

*What's your opinion of the Edge Pro compared to the older Edge trem?

Does anyone here have a customized one, such as fitting better pickups? If so, what pickups did you fit?

That's all for now. Cheers.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 10:39 PM
 
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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

i have only compare it with a 90´s 550, the neck feels the same, but the 550 has a maple fretboard and neck, is made in japan and the lo-pro that it has looks more solid but compare to the edge pro it has the same function, i mean both of them work perfectly fine and none of them gets out of tune, and another thing the 90´s has the locking studs.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 12:18 AM
 
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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

The 2550 is Japanese - I believe all Prestige RGs are still Japanese,but the Prestige SAs are coming out of Korea. I gotta say I have several Ibes with Edge and Lo Pros, and the Edge Pro is a nicer feeling bridge under your hand (well IMHO anyway) - there have been a number of threads concerning the pickups, and opinion varies - they ARE Dimarzios - some people seem to like 'em, some people find them a bit average - probably best to live with them for a while - if they are the same as the pickups in the last 3120s, they sound pretty good to me.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2006, 02:02 AM
 
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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

i have this (which doesnt resemble a 2550 now) its a 2550 with a tonezone (bridge) blue velvet and a breed. its done in pearlesent green and sounds awsome the neck on this is the thinner one , not like the specs now'


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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

when did they change the neck? ive got an '05
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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

I bought one last year.

The neck on it feels a little meatier in the higher registers, I find it more comfortable than the neck on my old RG520.

I added a Dimarzio Fred in the bridge, and a sustainiac in the neck. The pickguard seems to cause a little wierdness with the sustainiac, so I'll be changing it soon... and the while the Fred sounds good, its a little bit darker sounding that I would like. I will probably change it out for an evo or a TZ sometime.

I completely love the edge pro bridge. A lot of folks will tell you that the original edge is better for this reason or that... but personally I haven't noticed a signifigant difference in feel.

Mine has a 5 piece neck, and as far as I know all Prestige series Ibanez are made in Japan.

I like the guitar a lot! I play it more than my Jem..
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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

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Originally Posted by Kipperfetish
when did they change the neck? ive got an '05
I think the older ones had a 3-piece neck, and the new ones have a 5-piece? Not sure...

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Originally Posted by David McCarroll
The 2550 is Japanese - I believe all Prestige RGs are still Japanese,but the Prestige SAs are coming out of Korea. I gotta say I have several Ibes with Edge and Lo Pros, and the Edge Pro is a nicer feeling bridge under your hand (well IMHO anyway) - there have been a number of threads concerning the pickups, and opinion varies - they ARE Dimarzios - some people seem to like 'em, some people find them a bit average - probably best to live with them for a while - if they are the same as the pickups in the last 3120s, they sound pretty good to me.
Maybe those pickups are the same as the ones I had in my 1990 RG750? I'm not sure, but those were actually very verstile: Dimarzio / IBZ F2, F3 and F4, I think they were. I wouldn't be in a rush to change them if they sound like those, they were pretty good.

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i have this (which doesnt resemble a 2550 now) its a 2550 with a tonezone (bridge) blue velvet and a breed. its done in pearlesent green and sounds awsome the neck on this is the thinner one , not like the specs now'
Hey, not bad! Who did the paintwork? You should put some green Dimarzio's in it and it'd look even better.


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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

Great neck on the 2550, best neck i have ever played on infact. The edge pro trem stays in tune very well but i have never compared it to the original edge or lo pro. The stock DiMarzio/IBZ pickups are ok but they could be better. Great guitar overall though.
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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

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i have this (which doesnt resemble a 2550 now) its a 2550 with a tonezone (bridge) blue velvet and a breed. its done in pearlesent green and sounds awsome the neck on this is the thinner one , not like the specs now'


Ibanez should do more things like that to appeal to fender players. That same guitar in a pearl blue, or sparkle blue would be rather sexy.
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Re: Q's on the RG2550E

Green Dimarzio's and a black pickguard would make it 100% better.
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