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 So I picked up a new guitar today 
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Post So I picked up a new guitar today
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'87 RG550! Big neck joint and all. I was totally surprised how clean it was when I checked it out this afternoon considering how much I paid for it. Neck is straight, the only tiny thing is a tiny bit of belt rash on the back near the upper horn and I need to buy some locking nuts.

Did the original pickups say Vx/Sx on them? I'm assuming these are aftermarkets, but I'm not sure (nor do I care too much because they sound good :))

Now the question is do I do white pickups/white knobs to match my strat?

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(will take better pics/family pics when I can find my camera :) also now I want a RFR one.. dammit it never ends!)

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:28 am
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That things hot. Did you get it online? I don't know why.. but I'd love to see it with a tortoise shell pick guard. :) Maybe I'm crazy though.

Either way congrats!

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:41 am
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it was an ebay auction but it was based in anaheim.. i asked him if i could give him an offer and pick it up instead of go through the auction and he agreed, then 2 days later i picked it up :)

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:48 am
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Niice, and your Strat kinda has the David Gilmour thing going on.


Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:16 am
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Nice, you can't really beat 550's. I'd go with a white pickguard and keep the black pickups and knobs instead of white pickups. --Jason

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:33 am
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I am going to go with Jason, but one step further. I say a white guard, and white pups for that "Blackie" look.


Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:38 am
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Awesome stuff. :)

The original RG550s didn't have any markings on the pickups. Ibanez carried this over the 20th ann reissues too.


Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:44 am
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Nice score.. my first ibanez back in the early 90's was a yellow RG550. Great guitars.


Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:06 am
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hmm...
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so many choices lol

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:22 am
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Personally the black/white in any combo makes it too squier looking for me... have you tried white pickups/knobs on a tortoise guard?

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:07 am
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i haven't that would probably look rad.

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:09 pm
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killer' lookin guitar bro!


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Mirror pickguard does wonders.

Or mixed colors. Red/yellow/blue pick-ups. Green and violet tone knobs 8) Aaanndd maybe a black or white mirror pick-guard.


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Congrats!! :D

Personally I would go with the white pickguard with black pickups and knobs. :wink:

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HOT

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Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:41 pm
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pics as promised

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and a family pic (minus my gibson sg)
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Dang the neck looks nice on that one! :)

Pao made a good suggestion with the mirror.

and I made this in paint:

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looking at your couch pic though I think you could use a little bit of color! Bright green pickups and knobs would be cool.

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damn those do look good! im about to flip a coin/roll some dice or something

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