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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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SSS- Rg550

Has anyone seen or played an RG550 with a SSS pickup configuration?? I've looked around and haven't seen one.

Strat sound with a 550's playability seems like an unbeatable combo

Anyone seen one?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 06:59 PM
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

I am actually building two of them right now. They should be done in a week or two. One is a LB/Maple 550 and the other is a JB with a maple 550 neck on a 570 body with a pickguard added. I may sell one of them, I really don't need both but I got the itch...

WELL worth doing. I sell the pickguards and I am putting in a set of Dimarzio Virtual Vintage 2.2s which is great for these.

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 07:11 PM
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Re: Sss Rg550

The was one on the 'bay a month or so ago.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

Actually, I'm doing one myself also I have a Pink 97 550 w/Maple fretboard that I ordered a SSS pickguard for. Going to drop an HS3 in the bridge and a YJM in the neck It just occured to me that I had never seen one and it seems like a desireable mod so here we go.. I also have a 1550 which is better than my 550 so I'll still have an original configuration to play.. I'm really looking forward to it

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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 09:49 PM
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

i've got RG 1550 black , maple neck, converted to H-S only with Tone zone on the bridge, Chopper on the neck.
Refinish the body with olympic white, white pearl custom pickguard, sanding down the headstock into natural and apply a new ibanez prestige decals ( black). picture coming soon..

overall the tone is just like ordinary Rg, only different in look.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

ecalcagnino,, have ya got a pic of one of yours?? How about pots. Did you drop down to 250K?
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 05:06 PM
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

Hey there,

Things took a turn for the busy so mine won't be done until next week sometime. I sold off the JB so the one I am working on is the Laser Blue 1991 550, maple neck. One is enough I guess. I'll post pics when it's done. Yes, 250Ks going into it.

How is yours coming along, Axeslinger? You have pics?

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Re: Sss Rg550

Been thinking about doing this myself. Can anyone post pics?
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 05:13 PM
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

Gimme about a week for my pics.

By the way, I have a few black and a few white SSS pickguards that I didn't use if anyone want's them. $30 shipped each. Email if you're interested. Thanks!

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sss Rg550


I'm converting the Pink one to SSS..It was Black like the 1550, I just completed refinishing to Fluorescent Pink.. Bad pic trust me.. It really looks sharp in person

I have the pickups (HS3 and a YJM) as well as the pots.. I ordered the pickguard from Pickguard Heaven a couple weeks ago. It was to be cut today so I guess it'll be next week before I see it. I'm really looking forward to this lil experiment.. This seems like one that could turn out real well,,or real bad

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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 08:20 PM
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

Hey nice! I wanted to go a bit more vintage with the pups, I would be interested to hear yours when it's set up. Did you go with 250Ks, too?

BTW, if you ever decide to sell that 1550, you have a buyer.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

Yeah,, I have 250ks sitting here ready to go. I've always been a Malmsteen fan and like the sound of the YJM & HS3... The 1550 has been the most pleasant suprise of any guitar I've purchased in 25 years.. I bought it from Guitar Trader on closeout for a killer price because I'm a sucker for Maple fretboards.. It has become my #1 out of 15 instruments.. I can't for the life of me understand why this line was discontinued.. The neck is considerably thinner than the 97-550..
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Re: Sss Rg550

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I'm converting the Pink one to SSS..It was Black like the 1550, I just completed refinishing to Fluorescent Pink.. Bad pic trust me.. It really looks sharp in person

I have the pickups (HS3 and a YJM) as well as the pots.. I ordered the pickguard from Pickguard Heaven a couple weeks ago. It was to be cut today so I guess it'll be next week before I see it. I'm really looking forward to this lil experiment.. This seems like one that could turn out real well,,or real bad

How did you paint it? Ive got a nasty black RG that needs painting and I was thinking a flourescent color would be killer.
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sss Rg550

If you have no prior refinishing experience then I recommend you get an e-book by John Gleneicki that will take you through the process in easy to understand terms. Be prepared to have a little time invested. Its not a proces you can do in a couple days and do right. I let my body and headstock cure for 6 weeks after painting..
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Re: Sss Rg550

I'm planning to do something similar with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Telecaster pickups.
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