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m t soule 09-03-2013 02:54 PM

My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
I had my Rg for a while now and it never really gets to see the outside world, plus, i can't find any pics of one anywhere.
So I figured I would share it with the world after a well needed service!

Guts out :(
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...21405729_o.jpg

Thanks to Gonch at WRAITH CUSTOM GUITARS Who showed me all the steps
for adjusting the neck, replacing the Trem springs and setting the correct action.
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...22416593_o.jpg

I am Incredibly happy with my RG now :) now where to get insurance????

IbanezDaemon 09-03-2013 04:09 PM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
Very cool guitar and it looks like you did a great job.
Gotta love those RG550LTD models.

nathan80 09-03-2013 04:30 PM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
Nice. Ibanez needs more solid colors like this....and let the quilt trend pass!:wink:

LonePhantom 09-03-2013 06:17 PM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
If you want your guitar insured and it stays at home just add it to your home's contents insurance, with it listed with a value. That's all you need, you don't need dedicated insurance just for your guitar. ;)

kyleivanblake 09-03-2013 07:05 PM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
Looks like a 770

m t soule 09-04-2013 02:28 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
Thanks guys and girls!

Having never really nerded out about guitars until now! (playing for 21yrs) I decided to swat upon info on my guitar to help in my service options etc (I actually don't have a clue :) )

My guitar was made at the
Fuji-gen Plant, Japan
1998 (year older than i thought)
Production Number: 46604
Rg550 Limited Ed in New Penny
Rosewood fretboard, stickered inlays

It seems the more i look the rarer this is, is this right?? (which gives me a bigger nerd on btw)
I just knew it played like a dream and i had to own it

Santir79 09-05-2013 07:47 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
wow!!! I thought I was the only one having that guitar!!! It's not very common and plays like a dream! Mine is a 99 model

m t soule 09-05-2013 08:05 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
Get pics up! :) The only other pic of one i could find was from the ibanez catalog.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/tommiesoule/5.jpg

Santir79 09-05-2013 08:12 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
1 Attachment(s)
This is mine

m t soule 09-05-2013 08:28 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
Ace! How do you have yours set up action height etc? any mods?

Santir79 09-05-2013 08:38 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
well, I had a few things done:

I changed the lo pro edge with and edge (I swapped the bridge with another RG cos back then I liked the edge more);
The neck is scalloped from the 21st fret to 24th;
Pickguard changed with a gold mirror one;
Pickups are Evolution neck and Evo2 in the bridge;
Pull/push tone selector for a split single coil (just the neck pickup).

This has been my main guitar for years. The neck feels amazing. If you wanna hear what I recorded with this guitar listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHwSKO2XUkg

I recorded 2 albums with this guitar, travelled anywhere in the world with her.
And like anyone else here, I named her "Dora".

m t soule 09-05-2013 08:45 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
Cool! Mine is all virginal (apart from some advanced fingerings here and there) and as the factory intended. Tho i do need my frets replacing.

do scalloped frets really make the difference?

I called her "Penny"

Cool channel, I subscribed

Santir79 09-06-2013 05:20 AM

Re: My Rg550 Ltd ed New Penny
 
well it's easier to bend high up the neck. Same principle as the Jem. Don't forget back then these Rg's were the closest thing to a Jem.


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