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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG 550 re-issue what do you think?

Hi fellow Jemsit'ers just wondering what do you all think of the RG 550 prestige re-issue. Is it worth getting at all?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 11:45 PM
 
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Re: RG 550 re-issue what do you think?

Definitely. They are brilliant. I really regret having to sell mine.
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I just got the Genesis RG550 today.... and I'm loving it... the neck feels amazing and the term is so stable....wish these were regular production models so everyone had access to them
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Re: RG 550 re-issue what do you think?

Why is it called a genesis RG550? Is it the same RG 550 reissue we're talking about?
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Re: RG 550 re-issue what do you think?

Here's the link to the rg I'm talking about which I believe it to be the reissue RG550.

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/asia/news/f_.../RG550_DY.html

I'm looking at the one in road flare red.
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Here's the link to the rg I'm talking about which I believe it to be the reissue RG550.

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/asia/news/f_.../RG550_DY.html

I'm looking at the one in road flare red.
yes, in japan where they first launched it, they called it genesis.
but for other countries, they just call it re-issue.
basically just the same beast.
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Re: RG 550 re-issue what do you think?

I love mine. I have a set of the original 20th re-issues and a DY & RFR Genesis.
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Re: RG 550 re-issue what do you think?

I think an original is still quite a bit cheaper, so why buy a reissue?
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I think an original is still quite a bit cheaper, so why buy a reissue?

1. Cause its new! Not second hand.
2. 5 piece neck, which makes it much stronger than the original neck,
3. Awesome color, violet chameleon, a color that is unique for the Genesis RG550.

I know those were some of the reasons why I bought my Genesis Rg550.
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I think an original is still quite a bit cheaper, so why buy a reissue?
People like to 'collect' RG550s Jim

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Re: RG 550 re-issue what do you think?

Well, if you're collecting them isn't an original better?
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Well, if you're collecting them isn't an original better?
Yeah but, no but. Its just a different addition to the collection
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Yeah but, no but. Its just a different addition to the collection
If I may say so, you shouldn't look too deeply in to Jim's comment, I was being rather cheeky in the first instance in reference to another recent thread

And we don't want to go back there

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I say why not thier are great guitars,why not bring back a legend!
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I wish the RG570 would come to the US. All the things that made the original RG570 awesome minus the pickup rings!
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