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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG 550 in RF or FA ?

Hello, I'm new here and thought I'd start off with a question regarding a recent purchase.

I bought a '89 RG 550 in a very bright red/orange colour and I'm not sure wether it is a road flare red or a five alarm red finish, but the fact that it has a matching headstock tends to point in the direction of RF..

Can anyone help me on this one....



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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

And because I'm new here: the rest of the family..........

RG 550 with lo-pro edge and customized pickguard with single EMG 85



'79 Iceman with dimarzio superdistortion in bridge position.


The 550 and the Iceman

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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

Dat is RFR inderdaad. Deze heb ik laatst op MP Gezien volgens mij. Stond laatst ook een DY op erg vet.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

Ja van marktplaats inderdaad, die gele was snel weg ja.
Maar was er wel een RFR in '89 ?
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

Looks like RFR faded slightly by overexposure to UV light.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 04:59 AM
 
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

Juh die was er toen zeker. Five Alarm is meer brandweerrood zeg maar.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

Does anyone here know if five alarm red is actually a paint that I can find to repaint a body? or is it just something ibanez made up?
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

RFR was not available in 1989 Neither were matching headstocks in 89' so this one is a weird one.

It almost looks closer to a Carotene Orange, but you couldn't get those with matching headstocks, at least I don't think you could.

Its probably an 88'.

and can you guys please speak english.

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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 11:07 PM
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

As Rob wrote, on RFR came with a matching headstock.

My old Carotene Orange 550.

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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

It didn't have a matching headstock, did it?
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It didn't have a matching headstock, did it?
Nope, only RFR gets that.
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

Ayerton is that an 89?
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-02-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

WTF? CO wasn't a color option in 87'. I thought it made its debut in 88 on the 540 and the 560.
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Re: RG 550 in RF or FA ?

I still don't believe CO exists on RG550's. Ayrton, I think yours is just a faded RFR.

And I never saw a 550FA without a black headstock.
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