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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

So the guy is finally done and it will be here tomorrow, trading it for a js100.
The 550 has 2 evo's and one yjm middle pickup.
I have a few questions for you guys:
what should I do to customize this guitar cosmetically? Without drilling that is, no monkey grips or claws.
Anyways let me know your thoughts, I'll post pics tomorrow when I get it in.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 11:39 PM
 
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

Nice. Well without drilling and such, you could give it a new paintjob, if the paint is wearing off, which old yellow Ibanez's tend to do.

Or get a new pickgaurd or differnt pickup colors or something

Other than that, i dunno. Enjoy your new guitar tho!

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 11:43 PM
 
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

there's a great 550DY in one of the customised guitar threads on this site... i think the guy calls it chiquita banana or something. it has a clear pickguard and blue pickups. it rocks.
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

I covered the pickguard on mine with contact paper, and lost the single coil. Then I put in a Les Paul switch. I also pulled the black dots and had them replaced with all different colors, but that's another story
Since you'll have such good pickups in yours already, I would ditch the black pickguard but that's probably it.
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

If you like the pickups, leave them right in there. But if not, change them out for DiMarzios. At the minute I am really loving the ToneZone/PAF Pro combo. But I am really liking dual PAF Pro's too. But obviously thats all your choice.

Other than that, same as all the others have said. New pickguard maybe, new knobs and stuff.
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

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If you like the pickups, leave them right in there. But if not, change them out for DiMarzios.
He said it was coming with a pair of Evos and a YJM in the middle
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

cool, I thought about putting blue tops on the pickups.
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

found it!

here it is!

it looks all the better for the minor wear it shows.
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

where do you get a clear pickguard?
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 08:37 AM
 
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

at least two sources amongst the banner ads up top.

they're also regularly seen on the auction site.
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

Cool, congratz .

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I've looked through them I didn't know they had clear. Some of them are very overpriced, I might try that auction site whose name shall not be mentioned.
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have a look for a seller named "aiguitars" (amongst others).
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Re: RG 550 Desert Yellow Coming tomorrow

Congrats!

You'll really like it. Maple board?
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yes maple board, it got a deep cleaning, and I found out today that the evo's will be pink and the yjm will be green.
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