Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Which RG to keep :|
I'm stuck in a dilemma. Due to financial reasons I need to get rid of all but one of my guitars. I own a
1) Mint RG550 black from '98. I mean Mint!
2) Mint RG520 brown quilt from late 90's. I mean Mint again!
3) RG470 purple installed with Dimarzio's - neck the breed, a ygm and another dimarzio pickup which i've totally forgotten. I bought the guitar second hand and cannot remember the name of that last pickup.
Now I am by no means a pro. I play only as a hobby and am continuing to learn to shred, love playing rock covers and very intrigued by blues (which may mean I will be playing this later on). I bought the 3 guitars within 2 months of eachother as I was getting good deals on all of them and couldn't really refuse. However I need to sell 2 of these guitars but cannot decide which.
The 470 is great because of the dimarzio's already installed, however I am not complaining about the stock pickups in the 550 or the 520 either. Ofcourse the trem in the 470 isn't as good as the other two. The 550 is great because... it's a 550 for crying out loud! And I like the idea of the 520 because of the lack of middle pickup which won't get in the way of my picking - however I find I do tend to use the middle pickup on my 470/550.
I havn't posted pictures because they are not really going to assist you guys in helping decide which to keep - just going off your personal opinions on these babies. I also know that the first response I am going to get is "depends on which one you like the feel of - after all you are the one playing the guitar" but frankly I don't know enough about these guitars or have enough experience to decide what might be better for me later on, what will last longer etc.
So any help is greatly appreciated.