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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG550 20th green pups stock?

Did any of the RG550 DY 20th models come stock with green knobs and green Seymour Duncan pups? The guy insists he bought it new and it is bone stock, but I have never seen one like it from the factory. The bridge is an SH-6 Distortion. The middle is an SSL-1 Vintage Staggered and the neck is an SH-1 '59 model. The neck plate # is 070038 and the serial # on the neck is F063959. Unless it is a prototype, it can't be stock. What do you guys think?







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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

Thats not stock.
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

No way it's stock.
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

That's what I thought. Thanks.
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

The slightly sloppy soldering and tape-wrapped wire bundle suggest that it's not a stock job.



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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

that guy obviously has no idea what he is talking about. if he bought it from a shop and they told him its brand new, then they should be shot for telling a customer they were buying a brand new Ibanez.

I SAY NAME AND SHAME THE STORE.....
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

Unsold guitar with "upgraded" pickups (we know only DiMarzio is a real upgrade) can still be considered new, or?
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

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Unsold guitar with "upgraded" pickups (we know only DiMarzio is a real upgrade) can still be considered new, or?
I wouldn't consider it "new" even if the dealer had made upgrades. Not with guitars. It's not like it's a Callaway Corvette or Shelby Mustang.

(American after-market car modifiers whose work became accepted by the factory.)

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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

I could be an "unsold" guitar--even new, but not stock.



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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

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The slightly sloppy soldering and tape-wrapped wire bundle suggest that it's not a stock job.
Agree w/alaskabat

The green doesn't seem to match, could be the photo but think not.
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

Agreed with everyone. The green pups don't match and also don't match the green on the knobs or switch top - and the wiring bundle is taped and sloppy (kept the excess wiring from the aftermarket pickups, versus the clean stock wiring).

That's also not the 20th Aniv case either, it would be yellow with black interior. Even though that's a very nice case, it's not the Anniversary case. This smacks of resale.

I also agree with AlaskaBat, even if the dealer modded it and sold it new, it is not stock; and unfair to sell it that way. I say call the dealer out.
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Re: RG550 20th green pups stock?

It's a great guitar though, don't forget that.

Congratulations.
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