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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Today, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG550 or RG652ahm

Hello Folks,
Exploring purchasing either a used, but late models RG550 or prestige RG652.


Get the RG550 and save some money or does the 652 offer superior qualities? The 652 does have Dimarzio pups.


Thoughts?
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Re: RG550 or RG652ahm

I think it comes down to looks. Do you want the classic pickguard HSH style? Or do you want the more modern looking HH style with (usually?) a transparent finish over wood grain.

You can always upgrade the pickups on the 550, with the advantage of you can choose brand and model within the same price range.
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Re: RG550 or RG652ahm

Jono, thanks!
I like the looks of the 652 a lot better. Their red and green guitars look fantastic. A used one is about $1000.00 so close the price of the 550.

I will keep your suggestion in mind knowing that I can always upgrade the 550 pups. I wanted to make sure there were no other functional differences between the two, other than the pups and looks.
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