RG2550z mods finally done - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 1,056
RG2550z mods finally done

ok i know this probably doesn't deserve a thread but i won't be posting a "NGD" thread anytime soon (goddamit man, ibanez's don't grow on trees) so this will do.

so i wanted to turn my ugly rg2550z into a jem777vkb lookalike kind of thing but without the vine obviously. so i got a black pickguard off the bay, knobs off ibanezfreak777, green tone zone off...amazon.com? and recently bought a VBK pickup set off rich (couldn't buy em single...anyone want a green paf pro...?)

finally installed the neck paf pro and the jem single today after a lot of head scratching and rewiring. i think it looks awesome.

the paf pro sounds awesome, so much better than the stock dimarzio/ibz. slightly more aggressive, a bit bassier and generally rougher around the edges. fast picking sounds way cooler on it, you can tell why gilbert likes it. the jem single also has more midrange than the standard dimarzio/ibz one. very cool stuff. anyway, pics.



Homebake is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Posts: 653
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

That looks pretty cool man Need to get around to getting a RG sometime...
Viper-sfm is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Inverness, UK
Posts: 521
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Yum!

The sparkly black and lime green combo is particularly impressive. Quite 80's.

Thumbs-up from me!

'87
Shredder87 is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 11:25 AM
Hub
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 322
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Nice! Green is always good
Hub is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Braga, Portugal
Posts: 1,339
Reviews: 4
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Did you replace the pickguard as well?
Crazy_Guitar is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK/Ireland
Posts: 3,525
Thumbs up Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Looks amazing! Great choices all round mate. That's a serious piece of kit now. Congratz on a very cool guitar!!!
IbanezDaemon is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South West UK
Posts: 953
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Superb...
Jim
Vim Fuego is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cali
Posts: 357
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

sweet. i have a 2550e i was thinking about replacing the pickguard on. who'd you use?
Foulacy is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 1,056
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foulacy View Post
sweet. i have a 2550e i was thinking about replacing the pickguard on. who'd you use?
jeannie pickguards on the bay. very nice to work with. i got the "matte" black one instead of "gloss" accidentally but oh well.
Homebake is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 02:58 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: England
Posts: 238
Reviews: 1
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Looks great!!!! I have been looking about on **** for some dimarzios to go in my 2550. I already have paf pros in my pgm so i might give it a try with the crunch lab and liquifire.

The stock pickups are very harsh. They remind me of the ceramic pickups that come in gibson explorers but obviously without the mahogany body back it up
bates is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 03:31 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tyne and Wear, UK
Posts: 137
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

I think I'm gonna put some PAF pro pickups in mine too, which colour pickup will match the white one? I'm just gonna gonna go with two humbuckers, I never use the single coil...
PumpkinPie is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 1,056
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Quote:
Originally Posted by bates View Post
Looks great!!!! I have been looking about on **** for some dimarzios to go in my 2550. I already have paf pros in my pgm so i might give it a try with the crunch lab and liquifire.

The stock pickups are very harsh. They remind me of the ceramic pickups that come in gibson explorers but obviously without the mahogany body back it up
after replacing the pups, i've found they're very kind of plain and don't have much character to them; they seem to be designed to function semi-well in lots of different genres. the stock bridge pickup is very bright and brittle, so i like the tone zone because of it's bassiness.

as for the colours pumpkin, someone else here went with zebra buckers and it looked very nice.

oh yeah, vim also deserves a special mention for helping me heaps with the wiring of my tone zone and replacing the volume and tone pots on the guitar. was my first wiring job.
Homebake is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: England
Posts: 238
Reviews: 1
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

I think you might be spot on there with the description of the stock pickups. Ibanez are most probably trying to cater for every style unlike dimarzio who are making pickups for specific needs.
bates is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 07:55 AM
 
jb4674's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fairfax, VA - USA
Posts: 4,613
Reviews: 18
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Everything looks nice except for the edge zero....

Jimmy
jb4674 is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 1,056
Re: RG2550z mods finally done

Quote:
Originally Posted by jb4674 View Post
Everything looks nice except for the edge zero....

Jimmy
mmm. i was considering actually buying an original edge and a new solid black RG body but...too much effort, not worth it. it's not that bad.
Homebake is offline  
Reply

Tags
dimarzio , mods , rg2550z

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
f/s rg2550z rob777vdy Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 4 02-23-2009 11:34 AM
FT/FS: Ibanez RG2550Z (AUS) Homebake Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 3 02-19-2009 01:22 AM
FS: 2008 RG2550Z zepsongs Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 9 01-29-2009 08:52 PM
rg2550z prestige rob777vdy All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 3 12-31-2008 05:59 PM
It's Done. New [to me] RG2550Z bdk All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 8 04-29-2008 06:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome