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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Help me choose pickup colors, etc for my 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red.

I got a 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red a few years ago, mainly because I always wanted one when I was a teenager. I didn't play it that much since I am more into straight ahead jazz, but I am in a fusion kick lately so I have been practicing this kind of stuff.

So I decided to pull out the RG550 and mod it.

I want to upgrade the pickups to a DiMarzio Air Norton/Tone Zone set, add a strap lock, get a new pickguard and change the knobs.
I wanted to get the new pickups in pink, as Rob Marcello has done to his in that old school shred video but I have been debating to get them in blue too.
Adding a white DiMarzio straplock, and either changing the knobs to white or blue or something or leave them black.

So I would like to see what you guys have done to your RG550s, especially those Candy Apple Red ones, or your recommendations.

Thanks,
Mike
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2020, 12:28 AM
 
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Re: Help me choose pickup colors, etc for my 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red.

I would put cream or white, but if you want colour why not red or red-black combo.
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Re: Help me choose pickup colors, etc for my 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red.

I think the virtual RG builder still works...

https://www.jemsite.com/vrg/main.swf

I've spent hours using that thing and dreaming of things I can't afford.

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Re: Help me choose pickup colors, etc for my 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red.

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I would put cream or white, but if you want colour why not red or red-black combo.
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I think the virtual RG builder still works...

https://www.jemsite.com/vrg/main.swf

I've spent hours using that thing and dreaming of things I can't afford.

LOL
I played a bit with photoshop and this is what I came up with.

The RG builder doesn't work anymore, I actually abused it too back in the day.

The question is, white, black or blue DiMarzio strap?
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That looks great.
I'd put on a white strap with that combo
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Re: Help me choose pickup colors, etc for my 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red.

Looks like it only works with internet explorer. Won't work with chrome or firefox, must be something to do with shockwave.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-08-2020, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help me choose pickup colors, etc for my 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red.

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That looks great.
I'd put on a white strap with that combo
I got a blue one and dark blue volume and tone knob to try too.

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Looks like it only works with internet explorer. Won't work with chrome or firefox, must be something to do with shockwave.
Oh too bad, I don't have IE here.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-13-2020, 12:25 PM
 
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Re: Help me choose pickup colors, etc for my 92 RG550 in Candy Apple Red.

White pickguard, white or red pickups.
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