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07-08-2012 01:30 AM
Jet9
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by GUITARMAGEDDON View Post
I was just going to say that. You could read it from the cheap seats!


Love the logo on these, too. Dat size.
07-08-2012 12:20 AM
GUITARMAGEDDON
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by Jet9 View Post
Man, I just love those oversized logos.
I was just going to say that. You could read it from the cheap seats!
07-07-2012 10:36 PM
Ashurbanipal
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

^^ Thanks . I don't know if DiMarzio do custom stuff, but if you were a Duncan guy, you could get the custom shop to make you a pu in a new format based on an existing one.

Ah, the RG430. I don't think I've ever seen one for sale. Only ones I see regularly are 440s, 420s, and 410s.

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Originally Posted by py36 View Post
Im starting to see why these are so collectable....At first when you compare it visually to an RG or S its not pretty at all....And the access to the 22nd fret sucks, especially for a neck through however.......

Call me crazy but this thing sounds almost as heavy and thick as my old explorer....and it has the stock Ibanez pickups....

I played explorers and explorers alone for 5 years. I had 5 of them, all gibson all different and although the 2550 doesnt sound exactly the same its the closest I have got to that sound.....Very thick and full....

Love it
Eh, I like the looks and feel better than modern RGs. Glad I discovered Roadstars and Prolines, otherwise I'd have jumped from Ibanez. Yeah the fret access isn't as super as with an AANJ but I've gotten used to it - only really play the top strings that high and they're fairly easy to get.

The ceramic pups add extra thickness to the sound.
07-07-2012 01:59 PM
jl2556
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by Ashurbanipal View Post
How would to describe the maple and walnut ones compared to the alder tonally?
Well I swapped the bridge pickup out for a super distortion in my 1770GP about a month after I got it and that's been 6-7 yrs ago so it's hard for me to compare all 3 from a tone difference stand point as the 1770 has a different pickup (both of my 1880s have the stock pickups).
As far as the difference between the 1880s, the maple one is brighter and the walnut one, that thing is so smooooooth. That guitar isn't edgy at all. I'm thinking about putting a dimarzio chopper in the bridge(if they make it in a traditional humbucker form). It's a nice smooth pickup. A buddy of mine put a chopper pickup in a roadstar I sold him yrs ago(white pearl with 3 singles and an edge trem....**sigh** that was a mistake selling that one....)
07-07-2012 11:09 AM
py36
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

Im starting to see why these are so collectable....At first when you compare it visually to an RG or S its not pretty at all....And the access to the 22nd fret sucks, especially for a neck through however.......

Call me crazy but this thing sounds almost as heavy and thick as my old explorer....and it has the stock Ibanez pickups....

I played explorers and explorers alone for 5 years. I had 5 of them, all gibson all different and although the 2550 doesnt sound exactly the same its the closest I have got to that sound.....Very thick and full....

Love it
07-07-2012 12:41 AM
Ashurbanipal
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

^^ Yeah, no more painted necks for me . That's the only downer (for me) about the 2550 and 2660.

How would to describe the maple and walnut ones compared to the alder tonally?

There's a maple one that's been on French eBay for a while - contacted the seller but they never got back to me . 190 Euro! The top is quirky - half is flamed, half birdseye.

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Originally Posted by danix View Post
It looked the same color as my Silver Pearl 2550, and others I've seen, for some reason the PL2550 SP fades into a blueish silver, and the PL1770 SP to a greenish silver.
I know, what's with that? The 1770s almost look snotty.

I don't remember SP ones coming with black hardware - the pink and black ones did, but the SP and gold ones had white gold, unless Ibanez were straying from catalogue specs late in the day.
07-06-2012 02:08 PM
jl2556
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by Ashurbanipal View Post
The oil finished neck is killer.
You ain't kidding, if I can ever figure out what grit they sanded the back of the necks to and
what oil they used, I would do every guitar I have that way(unless if would decrease the value).
The closest I have came up with is to sand the neck to 220 grit and then tung oil it.

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Originally Posted by Ashurbanipal View Post
I'd like 2660 as well, and a maple 1880 - two of the rarest ones .
I paid about $200 more for my maple 1880 then I did my walnut 1880 and the walnut one is
in better shape, and to me, much harder to come by(go figure..) Also, that walnut 1880 has a tone all it's own.
Proline lovers, should you find one, buy it ,you won't be sorry
07-06-2012 12:03 PM
danix
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by Ashurbanipal View Post
A 2550 went for a low price on eBay a couple of days ago. It was a refin (looked well done) with Ibz/Usa pups (I think some very late ones came with them stock - seen one other with them) but it looked like it had no fret wear.
It looked the same color as my Silver Pearl 2550, and others I've seen, for some reason the PL2550 SP fades into a blueish silver, and the PL1770 SP to a greenish silver.
07-06-2012 04:58 AM
Ashurbanipal
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

Double post.
07-06-2012 04:57 AM
Ashurbanipal
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by jl2556 View Post
Congrats!!! Welcome to the club...
Indeed, you're part of an exclusive group, now .

Well, you know that if a guitar has plenty of play wear, it must've been fairly good as the person who had it before kept coming back to it.

I have a gold 1770 and love it. The stock pups are all right but I put some Duncan SSL2s in the neck and middle, and a 59/C in the bridge. Now it gives me the classic Strat sound and a nice bucker sound all in one. The oil finished neck is killer.

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Originally Posted by jl2556 View Post
Those prolines:1770,1880,2250 and 2660 are VERY well built.
To finish my proline collection,I need a 2550 and (If God see's fit for me to EVER find one....lol) a 2660.
$8,000 the guy was asking on ebay a few months ago for his 2660 was INSANE!!!
Oh, I put a dimarzio super distortion in my 1770 and it really works well.
A 2550 went for a low price on eBay a couple of days ago. It was a refin (looked well done) with Ibz/Usa pups (I think some very late ones came with them stock - seen one other with them) but it looked like it had no fret wear.

Yeah, I remember the $8k one (had a serious 'wtf' moment!). I'd like 2660 as well, and a maple 1880 - two of the rarest ones .
07-05-2012 06:06 PM
py36
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by Jet9 View Post
Man, I just love those oversized logos.
Yeah, thats my favorite part oddly enough. That and the neck.....I still havnt put it down. Between my 750 and the PL I havnt touched anything else..........
07-05-2012 05:42 PM
Jet9
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by py36 View Post
Man, I just love those oversized logos.
07-04-2012 05:47 PM
jl2556
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

Congrats!!! Welcome to the club...
Those prolines:1770,1880,2250 and 2660 are VERY well built.
To finish my proline collection,I need a 2550 and (If God see's fit for me to EVER find one....lol) a 2660.
$8,000 the guy was asking on ebay a few months ago for his 2660 was INSANE!!!
Oh, I put a dimarzio super distortion in my 1770 and it really works well.
07-04-2012 04:55 PM
RyansJem
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

If it plays good then, what else matters?
07-04-2012 04:23 PM
IbanezDaemon
Re: NGD - 1986 Proline PL2550

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Originally Posted by py36 View Post
It really does play great.....


Way more important than a few superficial dings and scrapes.

Great score, really like that guitar.
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