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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG550DX FINALLY!

This was an exciting week for me! I finally got one! And it's pretty near mint too!

This one happens to be a 93'. I'm not really a buff on this model or anything. Was that a good year for this axe?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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Re: RG550DX FINALLY!

Congrats!

Play her hard with a passion!

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Re: RG550DX FINALLY!

It's girl pretty.
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I had an "Electric Blue" '93 model and it was one of the better RG's that I've owned. I really miss that guitar! Congrats on such a great find! Enjoy it!!
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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I saw that one on the bay. Great score!
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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I got the same axe 'cept it's a year older ('91 serial number but i know they didn't come out 'til 92). Kinda interesting that the previous owner I got my PN from wanted to install EMG's exactly like yours before it was sold to me...
I just prefer colored DiMarzio's :P


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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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I didn't know they made green/purple dimarzios!

Where'd you get those?

Also, do you guys think I should put colored knobs on it? I'm toying with either pink or yellow but I'm afraid they might be ugly.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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I didn't know they made green/purple dimarzios!

Where'd you get those?
custom ordered through banjomikez on the 'bay...

before adding the purple metal knobs, I had purchased a set of "pink" plastic knobs thinking they were purple but once installed, it didn't quite "blend" with the rest of the axe.
I have yellow knobs from a UV777GR I can install on the PN, I can take a shot of that in case you want to see a "glimpse" of what it could look like.

p.s.
purple/yellow reminds me of a LA Lakers jersey

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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You would do that?

Thanks! I'd really like to see how that looks. Might be ugly...but I guess we'll find out! haha
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You would do that?

Thanks! I'd really like to see how that looks. Might be ugly...but I guess we'll find out! haha
no problemo:


Yellow knobs + Red tip from UV777GR. Kinda weird the red tip looks pink on a GR but looks fire engine red with the PN... I assume it's in the physics of how color reflects and absorb


Extra set of Green knobs [Allparts] + Violet Metallic tip

The yellow's not bad, but the switch tip needs to be different... maybe yellow as well? *shrug*

regardless, don't ya just dig how the purple changes at different angles?

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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 06:52 AM
 
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Re: RG550DX FINALLY!

That axe is plain beautiful!
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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Beautiful, congrats!
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gorgeous!
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Sexy axe, mate...
How do the EMG's sound in there?
Never been a big fan of EMG's paired with Ibby's, but that's just me...
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550DX FINALLY!

Yes it is indeed a beautiful axe.

The EMG's are quite different with a maple neck. I haven't played it long enough to put my finger on it, but the dynamics are definitely different.
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