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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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rg550 for sale on CL

Dude wants 300 for it.... What do you guys think? its a 91 model is supposedly perfect condition.


Imma check it out at least. What is the concensus of this guitar? I know its pretty much a jem without the pickups, routings, and inlays.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Re: rg550 for sale on CL

If it's in good condition... Get it!

Got 2 last year. Awesome guitar and at that price, if it's in great shape: unbeatable!
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If it's in good condition... Get it!

Got 2 last year. Awesome guitar and at that price, if it's in great shape: unbeatable!
yeah, I've been emailing him. I'll let you know whats up. Its black/maple with the Edge and he installed coil tap on it, so it could be a pretty sweet machine!
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Cool, I don't understand the coil tap thing as the 5 way switch does a good job on these but to each his own.

here are my 2 recent acquisition:

http://picasaweb.google.com/jbaubry/1994IbanezRG550#

http://picasaweb.google.com/jbaubry/1989RG550#
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Cool, I don't understand the coil tap thing as the 5 way switch does a good job on these but to each his own.

here are my 2 recent acquisition:

http://picasaweb.google.com/jbaubry/1994IbanezRG550#

http://picasaweb.google.com/jbaubry/1989RG550#

it turns the humbuckers into single coil pickups basically. Cool feature really.
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Re: rg550 for sale on CL

Look for the locknut bolt cracks on back of headstock, neck pocket stress cracks, neck straightness, fret condition. If you notice any of these, try talking him down further.



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Look for the locknut bolt cracks on back of headstock, neck pocket stress cracks, neck straightness, fret condition. If you notice any of these, try talking him down further.

yup, gonna go check it out now
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oh it moved lol.

anyway, I went and checked it out. Something was grounded out, it just hummed unless you played it. It also was beat to ****, the fret board has greasy smudge marks allllll over it. The neck joint was cracked (not a huge deal but still lame), and the bridge wasnt set up. Basically too much work for me to get it right now.

Asked him to come down on his price and he wouldnt budge Oh yeah the high notes on the high e fretted out 15+
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for $300, i woulda snagged it up, sounds like it needed cleaned and set up.
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oh it moved lol.

anyway, I went and checked it out. Something was grounded out, it just hummed unless you played it. It also was beat to ****, the fret board has greasy smudge marks allllll over it. The neck joint was cracked (not a huge deal but still lame), and the bridge wasnt set up. Basically too much work for me to get it right now.

Asked him to come down on his price and he wouldnt budge Oh yeah the high notes on the high e fretted out 15+
Yep--a good cleaning and a proper setup would have made this a decent deal for $300.00
If it was beat up that bad, it would be a great refinish candidate.



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for $300, i woulda snagged it up, sounds like it needed cleaned and set up.

Im not sure I care enough to redo it. It needs more then a trem setup dude. It really looked like he spilled used engine oil on the neck and let it set for a couple days. The neck needs to be refretted, and everything just felt bad.

If you want to buy it for 350 Ill buy it for 300 and sell you it
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I was luckier with the 2 I grabbed a couple of months ago.
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