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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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rg2550z vs rg655

RG2550 SPECS

neck type Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
body Basswood body
fretboard Rosewood fretboard w/Wedge sharktooth inlay
fret Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
bridge Edge-Zero tremolo bridge w/ZPS3
neck pickup DiMarzio® Air Norton™ (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
middle pickup DiMarzio® True Velvet™ (S) mid pickup (Passive/Alnico)
bridge pickup DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
hardware color Cosmo black
case/bag Hardshell case included


RG655 SPECS

SPECS

neck type Super Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
body Basswood body
fretboard Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
fret Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
bridge Edge tremolo bridge
neck pickup DiMarzio® Air Norton™ (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
middle pickup DiMarzio® True Velvet™ (S) mid pickup (Passive/Alnico)
bridge pickup DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
hardware color Cosmo black
case/bag Hardshell case included


Which ones better ?

the rg655 has a thinner neck and the rg2550 has a different bridge. which bridge is the best and why ?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 03:44 AM
 
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Re: rg2550z vs rg655

Many here will insist that the OE is better than the EZ, but I think it's a matter of taste.
The OE is solid, dependable and it just works.
The EZ is a bit more versatile, in that with the ZPS in place, it can feel a lot like a fixed bridge, stays in tune almost perfectly and if you set it up correctly, you can even drop-D using the fine tuner while still maintaining full motion. You can't do that with a full floating bridge unless you go for a full setup in drop-D.
I never owned a guitar with the ZPS, but I did have one to play with for a week and loved it, but I wasn't thrilled with how stiff it felt when trying to do subtle vibrato with it since it literally 'stops' against the bar.
Take the bar out to fix that 'problem', but then it's basically a funny looking OE since, from what I've seen with the one I played with, it feels and performs almost exactly the same as the OE.
I'm sure there are others that can give you more insight than I, just my 2 cents.

For the record; the OE and the EP are my favorites. Mainly because my guitars have those bridges.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: rg2550z vs rg655

Cheers Meechy, ive been wanting to buy my first ibby and I couldn't decide which one of the two to get. Think ill just get the 655, though id love a maple one
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: rg2550z vs rg655

Latest update: i bought a rg655 in blue. This guitar flat out rocks!
Sounds amazing and feels like God himself crafted it out of his own chin !
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