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  1. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Just got this lovely 1993 with AANJ & lo pro edge. But what’s the color? It was advertised as Emerald Green but there’s nothing green about this color. I’ve owned Lazer Blue before in my old 565, and this isn’t quite that either. I’ve seen Electric Blue in the 1994 catalog- could this be a 1993...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Just got this RG body from my local classifieds for a reasonable price (i think?) and the seller said it was a RG550 body. My idea was to "upgrade" my RG450 with this body just because I prefer the upper neck access on the RG5xx's models compared to the 4xx's. I also prefer the barrel jack but...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Well, it looks like I have misplaced my original tremolo arm. Given the guitar is over 31 years old, I wonder where it is. So i guess the quickest way to find it, is to order one. I have seen some horrendous prices on Ebay, of @ $100. The Ibanez site is more reasonable, but there are so many to...
  4. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, How often do you change frets for your RG? (I changed frets for my stratocaster and it was very pricey.) I am now looking for a used 80/90s RG550, but might buy a new one just to make sure I get 100% new frets. Thank you!
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi! I am looking for a black H-S-S pickguard for a RG550. Is for my 1990 RG550, so volume pot/knob is a little further from bridge pickup than the earlier runs. Anyone know of a shop making these? Thanks! Nikki :)
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Good afternoon everyone. Long time lurker here, and I hate this to be my first post. Also I want to apologize beforehand in case this is the wrong topic :). In a nutsell, I (from Spain) purchased a guitar from a AFAIK trustworthy private seller three months ago. Sadly, I have to report it as...
  7. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    For sale is my vintage made in Japan Ibanez RG 750! This guitar is from the late eighties (1987-1889) and has been my main guitar for a while now. It shreds better than a lot of new RG's that I have tried out and I hate to sell it. Pictures on my Reverb listing as I can't post pictures on this...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey folks, I need some help choosing between two RG550s. I found a used 20th anniversary 2007 RG550mxx for $840 used. There is also a new 2019 RG550dx in the store nearby for $1100, no case or gig bag. Just as a background I hope to play a lot of 80s era hard rock, e.g. **** Mars, Randy Rhoads...
  9. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    As the title says. I prefer DY. The body can be any condition. The worn the better. Bodies with hard ware will be considered. I found my old 550 neck and going to get the Nut crack fixed and build a guitar around it. It was my first Ibby. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Cr7zuqeyLbxToctn6
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Here's one you don't encounter very often. A vintage 1991 RG550 in JEWEL BLUE. Not even sure if I've ever seen an Ibanez catalog listing it as a color option, but maybe it's out there. My guess is that this model/color combo was mainly sold in greater Asia. Nevertheless, it's in superb...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys. New to the forum. I have an '87 RG550 that was originally RFR but had been stripped and re finished (very poorly) by the previous owner in some weird stain. I would like to try to get it back to as close as possible to RFR. I've seen the youtube vid that Ben Eller made with his 7...
  12. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Looking for an rg550 neck or up in maple or ebony board. Must include nut. It will be fitting an rg570 mij body Shipped to Canada eh!
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Wanting to get opinions on what would be a decent purchase price or what would be the current value of a mint, unplayed 2007 RG550 20th Anniversary. Case in mint condition as well.
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    What's up everyone? I haven't been on here in about 8-10 years but I used to do some restorations that i liked to share with everyone. There was a member on here that bought a few of these repainted/restored RG's from me but never paid me for the last one. I had no way of recovering my money...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I found this online to replace the pickguard on my 92 RG550 and since it's made for the RG1550 I assume it would fit. Does anyone know this for a fact? https://www.meinlshop.de/en/ibanez/spare-parts/e-guitars/pickguards/ibanez-pickguard-for-rg1550-black-white-3p-4pg1rg50bk?c=408
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    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...
  17. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Ever since I bought this guitar, from eBay, which came in a case, I've been detecting a subtle smell coming from it, especially when I play it. I'm almost sure this is an unfinished maple fretboard and that's why it has a smell, it has nothing on it to cover it. I have another guitar with a...
  18. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    To make it sound more like a jem I have the evolution bridge pickup coming in but I don’t know if I should bother changing the neck and middle
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Anyone on here managed to fit a Sustainiac in an RG550 Genesis, without resorting to routing out the control cavity? Just reading the installation manual for the Sustainiac and it states that the more recent Jems now come equipped with a wider 5 way switch, which prevents the installation of...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi guys, any teltale sign to verify if my Ibanez RG 550 Genesis is legit from Ibanez? Possibly the chance of a replica of this particular model might be low but I just want to make sure. Bought this in a guitar community group, not from store. What I did previously: 1. Check Serial Code -Found...
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