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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG550 Cleanup

Picked up a '90 RG550 on evilbay for $300. Air norton in the neck, Evo in the bridge. When I got it, it looked like it sunk with the titanic, then i took wd-40 to the trem, replaced the screws and scrubbed the pole pieces and heres some before and after pics. After a good setup this is one of the smoothest guitars I've ever played. I swear its not far from a jem playability wise. I think it was a hell of a deal!


Trem
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/RG550013.jpg
Before
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...guitars014.jpg
After

Pickguard
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/RG550012.jpg
before
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...guitars013.jpg
After

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...guitars018.jpg
I love the color. I can't it on the ibanez catalog but id like to know what the name of it is. Also the matching headstock rocks!


I thought why not bring out all the axes for a photoshoot.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...guitars001.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...guitars002.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...guitars003.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...guitars004.jpg
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

Violet metallic? I never take catalogs to heart, I've never seen any list lefty 550's in anything but black, yet i've seen 2 Road Flair Red's.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

i think its either pink salmon or heather something. its right handed, and the paint might have faded a bit since 1990
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 11:17 PM
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

duh, of course its right handed, I was using that as an analogy of how catalogs never showed everything.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 01:21 AM
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

Great job dude, that is some major pitting. I wish you well in cleaning the fingerboard.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

I think that I am going to leave the fretboard like that. It gives it a vintage look to go along with the trem, i like it.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

nice cleaning job bro.. the first picture of the floyd sure looks awful..hehe.. neways nice guitars uve got there..
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

thank you. the cleaning to about 5 hours of soaking and 2 hours of scrubbing
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

Gee good work on the trem, it looks a lot better now.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 02:42 AM
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

good job, i have a bass thats in the works and is taking a long time due to finances :/ but when i get it done ill post a similar thread. plus i got a few tips from this and your other thread from everyone who replied and such
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 09:24 AM
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

I think the finish could be Coral Mist. Not sure. That's what it looks like to me.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

the seller mentioned that it could be a color called something with heather but again it wasn't in the 1990 catalog. in 91 the closest they had was pink salmon.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 01:32 PM
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Heather Pearl. Could be.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 Cleanup

nice nice. what ever it is I like it. I seems to change shades in different lighting, kind of like the RFR or the DY. Sometimes it looks completely pink, other times it looks red.
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