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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-08-2007, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, im wondering about a coupel of things. I would like a comparison between the earlier rg550s RIs and the 2007 rg550 RIs... Whats different about them, what will be more valuable in the future, which is better, etc...

Ok, and how about the RI rg550s and the origional rg550s, can someone compare these... which are better which is worse... features... etc... All i know is that the new ones have more protecting in the neck against warps.
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

What earlier RIs?
As far as I know the RIs are the exact same as the originals.
The RIs are limited to 400 of each color, but I wouldnt count on them or the originals as a retirement plan
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

RIs??? does that means reissue??? i think the 98's had the AANJ
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Yeah RI = Reissue
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

Reissues are not "exactly" like the originals, RI have reinforced necks tha also do not have the overhang at the last frets. Its a chunk of wood up to the neck pickup...
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

the 1993 has aanj.i have one...it is different than a 1989.but almost the same...
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

You have an early SN# 1994 model then. Catalog year 1993's have the block heel.
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You have an early SN# 1994 model then. Catalog year 1993's have the block heel.
Does this happen often? The reason I ask is because I have an RG470EG which has a '92 serial # and as far as I could tell from old catalogues they didn't come out 'till '93. Just curious...
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

Not so often that SN#'s are useless, but often enough that at the beginning of the production year they seemed to do it all the time.

This is why you can't really have hard and fast rules with putting a date on Ibanez guitars, they vary.
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

I got an 20th RF and a '87 DY.

-The 20th plays a little bit better, the neck is nice and smooth, more matt.

-The only thing I don't like on the 20th's is the Hardware, on the 87' the switch and knobs go much smoother, better.

-Compared to the '87 DY, the 20th shaping is a bit sharper on the edges.

-The pickguard is not so sharp cutted as on the original '87.



Small details, but for me this is an important note.

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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

okey...the sn f 344860...wich year is that?maybe i'm wrong?that could be.
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

1993 I think
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okey...the sn f 344860...wich year is that?maybe i'm wrong?that could be.
Duh, I'm saying you have 1994 model year guitar with a 1993 SN#, how hard is this? lol No 1993 model year RGs have the AANJ. At the beginning of each year there are sometimes guitars from the new year with the old year date code in the serial number.

I have an 1989 model year guitar with an 88 SN#. Ibanez does this. A lot.
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Re: RI RG550 vs another RG550

What he said
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